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SEGA announces new Sonic racer

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by Tom Bramwell

29/05/2009 @ 08:54

SEGA has announced Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for DS, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, due out in early 2010.

It sounds a bit like Diddy Kong Racing: SEGA characters including Sonic, Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and others race each other in cars, planes, motorbikes and, in AiAi's case, a banana mobile.

As well as the requisite shortcuts, obstacles, power-ups and weapons, there are also All Star moves for each character, including Super Sonic, Banana Blitz and Tails Tornado.

And if you don't want to play on your own you can engage in multiplayer for up to four people in split-screen or eight players online.

Check out the first Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing screenshots and debut trailer for more.

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Wastelander
29/05/09 @ 08:57
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Great! Just what we've all been waiting for!

Right guys?

...guys?
bad09
29/05/09 @ 08:58
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I'm up for that.
peteb
29/05/09 @ 08:59
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It could be better than them trying to make a platformer I guess!

Could fill the gap of "fun cart game" on PS3 and 360, if its half as good as mario kart.
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the_dudefather
29/05/09 @ 09:15
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'In AiAi's case, a banana mobile'

RING RING RING RING,

BANANA MOBILE!
Eoin
29/05/09 @ 09:21
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Bad: Sonic Karting game.
Good: Developed by Sumo.

Bad: Sega's marketing somehow think "Its huge variety of characters and vehicles, plus the ability to play both online and off set it apart from other games of this type" is a statement that is not completely ridiculous.
Good: Appears from random developer comments elsewhere on the internet to be based on the Outrun engine.

So I'm really not sure what to think of this but am willing to keep an open mind.
reelbigkris
29/05/09 @ 09:40
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It would be nice to have a large collection of sega characters, much like the super smash bros. Put in the guys from golden axe, streets of rage, ristar etc. I'd like to have seen Jack from madworld put in to the title!
jamespo
29/05/09 @ 09:41
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put Sonic R in as an easter egg
neonemesis
29/05/09 @ 10:09
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@reelbigkris

Yeah, lets hope that they put some different characters in too and not just roll out the Superstars Tennis cast again.
DaDon123456
29/05/09 @ 10:25
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OK so they have milked sonic half to death. But if, and with a big IF, its half as good as any Mario Kart, I cant see anyone complaining.
Brainfog
29/05/09 @ 10:26
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Somehow this reminds me of the Sonic Drift Racing games on the GameGear...
spekkeh
29/05/09 @ 10:29
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Are there still any Sonic fans I wonder?
wittynic
29/05/09 @ 10:43
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If it is a decent karting game and doesnt RRP at �50, i'd give it a go. Would save having to whip out the GC for Double Dash with my housemates.
Burkey123
29/05/09 @ 10:50
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If its half as good as MKWii, then I'll give it a go.
schnide
29/05/09 @ 10:57
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SEGA, this stopped being funny a long time ago. If it were a group of MPs heading up your company, they'd have all admitted fault and quit years and years ago.

*makes political joke*

*gets coat*
LazyDan
29/05/09 @ 11:24
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I too hope this will feature more than the Sonic cast. I've never understood why Nintendo always stick to the Mushroom Kingdom cast for anything other than Smash Bros or why Sega do the same with the Sonic cast... Other than the superstars of each lineup, the characters are largely insipid wastes of space. Waluigi anyone?
kungphu
29/05/09 @ 11:38
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Why would Sonic even need a kart?

Artemus
29/05/09 @ 11:47
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Are there still any Sonic fans I wonder?

There must be. Those who keep allowing Sega to make the shovelware that his games have become.
Agent_Llama
29/05/09 @ 11:56
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If they don't work out a way for Ecco the Dolphin to have a kart I'll be very disappointed.
RobotRocker
29/05/09 @ 12:29
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Richard Jacques is doing the music for this.

Anything under 8/10 will be unacceptable.
S0L
29/05/09 @ 13:07
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If you're worrying about it being all Sonic Characters - the clue is in the name that it won't be. They've revealed a fraction of the cast - and the locations :)

Think SST crossed with OutRun - plus some extra stuff we can't mention yet, and you're heading in the right direction :P

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cheekyjay
29/05/09 @ 13:15
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What an appalling title - surely that will change to just 'Sonic' or 'Sega', not both!
MENTAL1ST
29/05/09 @ 15:59
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It looks a hell of a lot prettier than Sumo's own F1 game at any rate.

The world needs a competent Mario Kart clone. We've not seen one since the N64/PS1 days with Diddy Kong Racing (before they ruined the DS conversion) and the original Crash Bandicoot karting game. Even the actual Mario Kart (double dash and wii) is a shadow of its heyday.
neonemesis
29/05/09 @ 19:04
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I'd sooner see a new Fighter's Megamix myself. Bring back the Fighting Vipers cast, chuck them in with the Virtua Fighter characters once again and add a load of other Sega characters for good measure. The Streets of Rage and Golden Axe linueup will do for starters.
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31/05/09 @ 00:13
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I second the Fighters Megamix suggestion, at least with Virtua Fighter Sega still has a track record of being good.

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