New Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Screens, Trailer, and More
Some fun new tidbits in the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed pool today, including ten new screenshots released by SEGA. These are said to be for the Wii U version, though there doesn’t seem to be anything to specifically identify them as such, meaning that you can undoubtedly discern the same information for other versions as well, including what Ulala’s neon-rimmed vehicle looks like. TSSZ News also identifies two of the courses as being “Dream Valley” from NiGHTS Into Dreams and a House of the Dead-themed stage.
You can check them all out in the gallery below, but before we get to that, a new trailer has been released by SEGA Europe to show off the different game modes available:
Confirmed within are the “World Tour” mode, Challenges, a 10-player online multiplayer mode, online split-screen, and battle arenas. Plus, the end of the trailer gives a slight glimpse at the three vehicles for Metal Sonic, who comes with the game’s Bonus Edition.
Next, the new official website has opened, and as usual, the Sonic fans have found something interesting within. Back at E3, it was revealed that racing star Danica Patrick would not only begin driving a Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed-themed NASCAR, but that she would also appear in the game as a playable character. Despite the reveal, however, SEGA and developer Sumo Digital have kept a lid on what she looks like in the game.
After digging around the site, those aforementioned fans have found an image file which not only shows us Ms. Patrick’s character model, but also her vehicle– which, surprisingly, is not the same ASRT-themed NASCAR she’s driving in real life. Check it out, courtesy of TSSZ:
Indeed, she’s driving an F1-styled car, which one TSSZ commenter says is based on a car she developed as a real-life product, the “Danicar.” Further digging has also apparently turned up evidence of a track based on the Sky Sanctuary Zone from Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic Generations.
On a related note, Archie Comics will be publishing a comic adaptation of the game in Sonic Universe #45, including Danica as a guest star. You can check out a glimpse of the comic at Destructoid.
Finally, as mentioned in the Nintendo eShop post from earlier, there are apparently plans for a demo of the Nintendo 3DS version to be available before long.
As always, check back for more looks at the game as they come!