[UPDATE: You can check out the official press release here]
Well, I think it’s fair to say that no one saw this coming!
As reported yesterday, SEGA had a major announcement to make today at E3 alongside a celebrity apperance – and in a curveball to end all curveballs, it has been revealed that NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is going to be a playable character in the upcoming Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Yep, you read that right. We’re about as dumbfounded as you are.
Appearing on GameTrailer’s E3 All Access Live coverage, Danica talked about her partnership with SEGA and the process behind turning her into one of the game’s characters, also revealing that she will be driving a SEGA branded car at a future event to help promote the game.
Danica has posted her excitement at being involved in the project via Twitter:
SO excited to be at
#E3 for @sega and sonic the hedgehog! Come say hi at the #segae3booth! #sonicracingtransformed
Needless to say this is quite the unexpected announcement, and fans clamouring for the reveal of an actual SEGA character – I know Segata Sanshiro was top of many people’s wish list – may be a bit disappointed. But hey, you can’t deny that this news is certainly going to catch your eye… in more ways than one!
In other news, it has been all but confirmed that a Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is on its way, with a document listing it for a Holiday release on Nintendo’s new console having surfaced today also.
What do you make of this rather interesting news? Are you excited or are you baffled beyond belief? Let us know in the comments!