Japan Gets Some Epic Team Sonic Racing Collectors Editions

Is it just my imagination… Or does Japan get really amazing collectors/limited edition Sonic games?

Well Team Sonic Racing is no exception, whilst only a standard release has been confirmed for the west, Japan is getting a huge selection of limited and collectors editions!

The first edition is the “Team Sonic Racing” Trailer Music Selection” Version which comes with a small MP3 OST. Depending on the retailer you purchase it from, you also get a booklet and some acrylic ornaments.

But the most impressive edition is the DX Pack which comes with everything you see in this image.
priced at 13,590 Yen (£93), the edition comes with the following…

  • 1 game software (PlayStation 4 version or Nintendo Switch version)
  • Postcard book
  • Sonic Vs Shadow Shot Glass
  • Car Keyring
  • Pouch
  • 3D Crystal Cube!

Yes you read that right, this edition includes a crystal cube! However no images of the cube have been made available at present.

Other collectors editions comes with the same stuff, but certain items are not included depending on the version you get.

Source: Sonic Channel. 

S&ASR Transformed Wii U Special Edition Boxart Surfaces

SEGA Europe has today released box artwork of the Limited Edition version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed via their press site, but the Wii U version is oddly labelled differently as a ‘Special Edition’. Retailers have been and still are showing a Limited Edition for Wii U, though SEGA has never officially announced it for the Wii U, so have they been working on exclusive content for the Wii U version behind the scenes? Hopefully we’ll find out soon. If we get any details, we’ll pass them along.

Limited Edition box artwork for all formats is available after the jump.
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Sonic Races Onto Wii U Launch Line-Up in UK

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sonic will be joining the likes of Mario and Rayman in the launch line-up for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console in the UK, as SEGA has revealed that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is set to be released on 30th November.

This means the Wii U version will hit store shelves two weeks after the game releases on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on 16th November.

In news that will no doubt delight those planning to pick up the game on Nintendo’s new console, SEGA has also confirmed that the Limited Edition version – boasting Metal Sonic as a playable character and an OutRun inspired track to race around – will be available on Wii U as well.

Are you planning to get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for the Wii U? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Videogamer.com

S&ASR Transformed Limited Edition Now Available to Pre-order in the UK & US

On Monday SEGA announced that Europe will be getting a Limited Edition of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed featuring the same additional content that the US is getting in its Bonus Edition. These editions contain an exclusive Outrun Bay track, exclusive Metal Sonic character + Metal Sonic mod pack, and exclusive stickers for your in-game license.

Four UK online retailers now have the Limited Edition available to pre-order. A list of the retailers, platforms and prices is available after the jump.
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Australia and New Zealand Get M&S London 2012 Collector’s Edition

Following the previously revealed Limited Edition, the Australia and New Zealand branches of Mighty Ape are now listing a Collector’s Edition for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Collector’s Edition contains:
– Game
– Money tin
– Stationary Kit
– Beach ball
– Key ring
– Lanyard

You can pre-order your copy of the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Collector’s Edition at the links below. Both retailers ship worldwide.
MightyApe.com.au: $88.99AU
MightyApe.co.nz: $109.99NZ

If the Collector’s Edition doesn’t interest you, you can order the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Limited Edition at EB Games Australia for £88.00AU.

The Limited Edition contains:
– Game
– Steel Tin
– Poster
– T Shirt
– Notebook
– Carry Bag

Unfortunately, it appears EB Games doesn’t ship outside of Australia.

With Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games now having a Collector’s Edition, like Sonic Generations did, it’s definitely an expensive year to be a Sonic fan.

M&S London’s Limited Edition Contains More Than Just a Tin, Coming to Australia

UPDATE: UK fans can now get the tin as a bonus with the game at Amazon. Thanks to Thomas for the heads up!

It appears the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Collector’s Edition revealed for Spain last month actually contains a lot more than just the steel tin shown on the box image SEGA Spain released. EB Games Australia is now listing it, except under the name ‘Limited Edition’ instead of ‘Collector’s Edition’.

The retailer has shared the above image of all of the item’s you get with this edition of the game, which include a steel tin, a poster, a t-shirt, a notebook and a carry bag. All of this is available to pre-order and purchase for $88 AU, which is just $10 AU more than the standard game on its own. It’s also worth noting that this set of goodies is exclusive to EB Games in Australia. It will also be made available in Spain, but we’ve not seen it up for pre-order yet.

Source: EB Games Australia (via Esperino)

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10th Anniversary Merchandise Now Available in North America

Time to take a break from being jealous of Japanese Sonic fans! Remember those special 10th Anniversary products that SEGA released to mark the launch of Sonic Adventure 2 last year? Well, it looks like some of them have made their way across the Pacific and are available to purchase in North America. Click here to grab the Sonic Ring and click here for the Sonic Figurine, which you can buy on Amazon. Thanks for the heads up, Swirlvision!

Exclusive 10th Anniversary Merchandise Available at Sonic Team Store

Sonic Team has just opened up their ‘Sonic Factory’ store online, and revealed the first exclusive set of products to be sold from the outlet; a statue, a silver ring and a crystal cube with a wireframe model of Sonic etched inside. These classy items aren’t your usual Sonic action figures. Read on for more details and pictures! Continue reading Exclusive 10th Anniversary Merchandise Available at Sonic Team Store

SA2 Limited Edition Box Set Releasing in Europe

Well, this is it. The day that everyone in Europe and Japan gets Sonic Adventure 2. If you aren’t considering getting SA2, why the hell not? All the coverage of the sequel (that appeared here FIRST ^_-) must have convinced you by now to go out and shell out a mere £40 in exchange for the best Sonic game to date. Continue reading SA2 Limited Edition Box Set Releasing in Europe

Get Sonic Adventure 2, the Contest Way!

Woah! If you haven’t noticed already, Sega Europe has teamed up with Sega of America to give away a copy of Sonic Adventure 2! Go to the main page of the website, there’s a link to the competition there. Anyone from Europe and America can enter, and it’s worth taking part – you can win the game, the LIMITED EDITION BOX SET, SOAP Shoes, and a Swatch watch.

Official SA2 US Website Launches; 10th Anniversary Box Set Will Be Sold in North America

With 19 days left to go until the release of the biggest Sonic game ever, SEGA America has finally opened its own official Sonic Adventure 2 website. And as a double-whammy, the new site revealed that the 10th Anniversary special edition (that comes with gold coin, soundtrack and history book) will be sold in American stores!

Check it out here: Sonic Adventure 2 Website

SA2: Special 10th Anniversary Box Set Revealed

Big news about Sonic’s 10th Anniversary and we’re here to bring it to you! Sega has just announced a special Sonic 10th Anniversary CD, book and gold coin, which will all be sold together! It’ll be sold with a copy of Sonic Adventure 2, but only for limited time of two days. Continue reading SA2: Special 10th Anniversary Box Set Revealed