Some new details on Team Sonic Racing’s story mode has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese games magazine Famitsu – and we now have a better idea about who the mysterious raccoon-like character is as well.
Scans from pages of Famitsu, shared with us courtesy of ‘Azul 35’ on Twitter, showed off new key art for a character that appears to be called ドドンパ – ‘Dodonpa’. Images including dialogue from ‘Dodonpa’ and a stage select screen – most likely intended for a potential Story Mode – are also published.
Another Sonic fan on Twitter, ‘AAN’, did the kind thing and translated a section of the page as well, so we can understand what’s going on here a little better. It sounds like this ‘Dodonpa’/’Dodompa’ character is the ringleader of the main storyline for Team Sonic Racing and his motivations will be revealed as players progress through the game. A bit like Team Chaotix receiving a strange assignment from an ‘anonymous client’ in Sonic Heroes…
Dodompa is the central character of the story and is a mysterious host organizing the race of this work. It looks like a sneaky nuke, it's a ride like an egg mobile. It seems that Sonic sends an invitation letter of the Grand Prix race and is seeking a racer, (1/2) pic.twitter.com/n9hX3NnsvV
— AAN (@SonicHackintosh) August 22, 2018
All sounds very intriguing, and quite bonkers too. Especially given the design of the sneaky-looking git. His vehicle looks like a badnik, he’s rocking an Eggman-esque moustache… hmmmmmmmm.
We’ll report on more details of Team Sonic Racing’s Story Mode – and all other modes – when we get them.