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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed racing onto PS3 and PS Vita this holiday

Submitted by on Tuesday, 1 May 2012No Comment

Sonic and all his pals are making a return to the race track, this time as virtual triathletes of the land, water and sky in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Sonic & All-Stars is transforming this holiday season on the PS3 and PS Vita with shiny new vehicles, characters, dynamic tracks and a defensive weapons system. Inspired by some of the retro classics Sega is more or less known for, Transformed is bringing more than meets the eye.

Sonic is joined by newcomers Gilius Thunderhead, the axe wielding dwarf from Golden Axe, and Vyse, the main character from Skies of Arcadia back on Dreamcast. Any other new characters to join the grid have yet to be revealed.

The transformation in the title isn’t the only thing to change. Vehicles can now triple-change from cars to boats to planes, and they’ll need to transform to keep up pace on these  new dynamic tracks. Classic Sega franchises like Legend of Dragoon create compelling levels which force racers to the skies, while the Monkey Ball track has sections designed to break away. dropping the shape-shifting vehicles into the water.

Weapons from the first game are now part of a fairer weapon system which features new defensive measures. When rockets are homing in on your car, boat or plane you can now block or evade to avert disaster and maintain the lead. More skillful players will be rewarded by filling up their new All-Star bar more quickly when they perform stylish and daring moves.

The original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is some of the best kart racing available on the PS3. Its success with both consumers and critics more than merit the go ahead for this new addition.