Through its official blog, Sega has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released this month. The racing game, which launched last year for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Wii U, will arrive on Nintendo’s latest handheld console on February 8th in Europe and February 12th in North America. The Nintendo 3DS version includes StreetPass challenges and allows for up to eight players racing against each other via Download Play. To view screenshots from the Nintendo 3DS’ version of the game, go here.
Last month, a demo of Sega and Sumo Digital’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed hit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America. Beginning today, a demo of the racing game is available for download from the new console’s online marketplace in Europe. The demo is free to download and has a total of 30 uses. Remember that the full version of the racing game is available for purchase at retailers and in the Nintendo eShop, as Wii U’s version released on November 18th, 2012, in North America and November 30th, 2012, in Europe.
It has been confirmed, via Nintendo’s website, that Nintendo 3DS’ version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will not release until next year. Sega’s new racing game for Nintendo’s latest handheld is now scheduled to launch in February 2013. The game is, however, already available to purchase on other platforms, including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Developed by Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available for purchase on November 20th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Wii U’s version of the game, which is in development, may also be released on that date. The game’s cover art features Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog in his transforming vehicle.
Eurogamer have revised their headline that claimed Sega said Wii U graphics are on-par with current generation consoles. Now they make it clear that developer Sumo Digital was actually referring to the graphics of the Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, rather than the Wii U console’s graphics. Eurogamer apologizes for the confusion that the original article has caused.
Eurogamer’s Revised Headline: Sega: Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3 version, “maybe even better”
UPDATE: We’ve updated the headline of this article to better reflect the content of the story. Sega was referring to the visuals of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed on Wii U compared to the visuals of the other versions, not the graphics capabilities of the Wii U itself. Sorry for the confusion this has caused.
It was recently reported that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital said Wii U graphics are on-par with current generation consoles. This claim was actually stated by Eurogamer, not the developer. When Sumo Digital was talking about Wii U graphics, it was in fact referring to the Wii U version of Sega’s upcoming racing game, which is graphically “on-par” with current generation consoles or “maybe even better.”
Eurogamer’s Headline: Sega: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, “maybe even better”
Eurogamer’s First Sentence: British developer Sumo Digital’s new Sonic racer is graphically “on-par” with current generation consoles – “or maybe even better”, according to publisher Sega.
Sega has released a new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed which gives us another look at the various transformations your kart can perform. Sega revealed earlier today that the Wii U version of the game will be extremely similar to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, but, the game will have unique features in the form of the Wii U GamePad.
Sumo Digital’s exec producer Steve Lycett has confirmed that the characters for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will differ depending on which platform you purchase the game on. Lycett says that each platform will have specific characters that are unique to that system. Who would you like to see feature on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions?
The thing is, different people think of different things when you say ‘How many characters are in the game’.
Are we talking about playable choices, drivers, vehicle forms, which platform are we talking about, what?
Me, I go with actual playable choices on the character select. Over all the different platforms, this totals up to 29 actual playable choices. But that doesn’t mean that there are 29 playable choices in all platforms (in fact no single platform has all 29). Some drop down to the low 20′s, some instead have high 20′s.
Why is this? Well some platforms have characters that are unique to that platform. I’m not going to say which, that’s part of the fun of the reveals! Some are SEGA characters, some are not. Don’t bother asking :p
Last week, Sega said that the Wii U version of Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released in November but claimed that it was a mistake. During a recent interview, Sega’s Derrek Peel stated that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released on November 20th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
Ubisoft previously stated that Rayman Legends for Wii U will be released in November and, according to the SEGA Blog, the Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released during that month.
“Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s Wii U, and Windows PC Digital Download this November.”
Update: A Sega spokesperson told CVG that the Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed doesn’t have a release date.