After being leaked by Walmart earlier today, SEGA has officially unveiled the latest in its Sonic the Hedgehog-themed racing titles, Team Sonic Racing.
Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC this Winter and once again developed by the excellent Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing will combine “the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing with unique vehicle customization options” as well as seeing the return of Sonic Forces’ Wisps, used here as weapons on the track.
The follow-up to the hugely popular Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed will also feature 4-player split-screen, plus a raft of online, 12-player race modes including Team Adventure. Here are the announced features so far:
Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes – 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
Team Racing – Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
Performance & Skin Customization – Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle.
Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
Adventure Mode – Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
Various Characters and Types – 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power.
Sonic is definitely enjoying a long-awaited return to form lately, especially after Sonic Mania, and Mario Kart is in dire need of some competition. Guess we’ll have to wait until the end of the year to see if Team Sonic Racing is the one to challenge the mighty plumber’s racing chops.
Team Sonic Racing is due for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and digital-only on PC this Winter.
Source: God is Geek