S&ASRT 3DS & Vita Delayed in Europe? Lycett: Nov 16th Release “Unlikely”

With 9 days to go until the game’s Australian release and 10 days until its European release, fans looking to pick up the 3DS and/or PS Vita versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed really want to know if the game will see a delayed release like in the US or not. The delay was announced a month ago by SEGA of America, but SEGA Europe hasn’t announced a similar delay here in Europe or Australia. Their European press site, website and recent press releases all still list the handheld versions for a November 16th release.

To clear everything up, Sumo Digital’s Steve Lycett aka S0L has revealed at the SSMB that the team are still working on the handheld versions and so a November 16th release is unlikely. Lycett says they will release slightly later than the console versions.

Given we’re still working on it, 16th November UK release is unlikely. I think SEGA either have or are due to announce the handheld dates over here, they’re slightly later than the home console versions.

Lycett also confirmed that the PC version will release later than the console versions, too.

Again, I can’t say much here, it’s SEGA call to announce dates. All I can say right now is it’s going to after the console release date, but that’s all I can say.

Once SEGA announces release dates for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on 3DS, PS Vita and PC, we’ll let you know.

Source: SSMB

13 Comments

  1. Oh! It comes out on the 15th here? Perfect….. Another Thursday Release date! Oh well! At least it’s sooner then I thought! I’m thinking on getting the 3ds version but I pre-ordered he PS3 version. I’m really excited!

  2. Bummer, I was looking forward to getting it at EB Games this Thursdayvas I placed a pre-order. I really hope the release date for it isn’t much later than what it is now in Australia!

  3. Wait, people still think it’s releasing alongside the console version in Europe? Given that the NA version was delayed because the game wasn’t done, I’d assume the Europe version would get delayed too. If anything were to get delayed, it should be the Europe version since Black Friday is such a big thing in America.

    1. I don’t think it was ever said why the 3DS and PS Vita versions were delayed in the US. Even so, a game’s publisher should announce a delay for other regions if it’s delayed in those places, too. I doubt many people follow what’s happening with their favourite games outside of their own country.

      1. Well what you think was a waste of a reply because it was stated by both the s0L dude and someone else from sumo. I knew this also, seems you haven’t been up to date with the news, heck even this article states the game being incomplete was the reason

        1. I’m not out of date with the news. The delay was only announced for the US before, not Europe. This article says the game being incomplete is the reason because it was posted on the day this article was made.

          I didn’t see anything before that day saying the handheld versions were delayed in the US because they were incomplete, and I’ve been following everything Sumo have been saying on the SSMB. I’ve not followed absolutely everything they’ve said on the SEGA Forums, so maybe I missed something said there at some point. Regardless, it’s up to SEGA as publisher to announce these things for all territories, not just the US.

  4. I got a news for you S&ASRT 3DS & PS Vita (European Version) have been delayed until 07/12/2012 (email message confirmed from amazon.co.uk)

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