With the announcement of Transformed, the iOS version of the first Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has received a massive update this morning, namely with two new characters added to the roster who weren’t available beforehand: Knuckles the Echidna and Shadow the Hedgehog.
The App Store description for the update lists the following:
The Knuckles & Shadow Update
Two New Characters – Knuckles and Shadow!
One New Track!
iCloud Progress Saving!
Character Faces on the Minimap!
Game Center Profile Pics on the Minimap in Multiplayer!
And lots of other improvements and bug fixes!
Over on SEGAbits, it has been confirmed that the new track is the Sun Fair raceway of Samba de Amigo lore, though the new track as well as Knuckles and Shadow require purchase with the in-game SEGA miles. That being said, Knuckles, Shadow, and Sun Fair aren’t merely unlocked through the Version 1.2 update.
As well as this, players can now buy the new additions in-game by purchasing SEGA miles instead of having to gain them by racing. 500,000 miles can be purchased for $.99, 1,500,000 miles for $1.99, and 50,000,000 for $9.99. Let’s just hope that nothing this stupid will happen as a result!