SEGA is aiming for a November 2012 release for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. We can also reveal with certainty that the SUMO Digital-developed racer will be heading to Nintendo’s Wii U, with versions for PC, iOS and Android also in the works.
Transformed will feature 16 tracks to race on, with scope for more down the line – the game will definitely see some form of DLC, if things go according to plan. For those attending the San Diego Comic Con, expect a new character reveal too.
SEGA and SUMO are also planning some “unique platform specific features” for the Wii U, 3DS and Vita versions of the game – we’d assume this will boil down to alternative control methods using the various inputs of each platform, but we’d welcome something more dramatic.
The details were announced at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2012 (in Las Vegas, obviously), where SEGA appeared to make a big push to sell the Sonic brand to various marketing and licensing partners. Details on the history of the Sonic video game franchise – as well as details on SART – were revealed in a press pack handed to attendees.