4 Player Split-Screen Online Revealed for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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In the above interview (at 03:53) with Rev3Games, Sumo Digital’s Gareth Wilson has revealed that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will support split-screen multiplayer online. This means that you and up to three friends at home can play together with others online, even in Grand Prix mode. Pretty cool stuff.

Source: Rev3Games

P.S. See if you can spot a certain TSS writer in the video.

Xbox.com Releases First Screenshots of Sonic 4: Episode 2, Co-op Play Also Revealed

The Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 product page over at Xbox.com has received a significant update today. In the update, ten screenshots have been released, the game’s final ‘box art’ and new details about the game. The screenshots give us a look at the four various levels, including an ice type stage, a carnival type stage, a desert/oil field type stage, an Aquatic Ruins type stage and a special stage. A chase with Metal Sonic on Tails’ rocket is also shown. New details revealed include offline and online co-op play and combo attacks Sonic and Tails can pull off together.

You can check out the new info and screenshots after the jump.
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SEGA & Playtech Partner Up for Online Poker

Cardplayer.com is reporting that gaming licensor and developer Playtech has reached a deal with SEGA to create SEGApoker.com and SEGAcasino.com, online suites of SEGA-themed card and casino games.

Obviously, SEGAcasino will feature casino games and classic and SEGApoker will have card games that support 35,000-person tournament play.

Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech, said, “SEGA is one of the most highly respected brands in gaming today and the brands name speaks for itself. We’re ecstatic to have reached this agreement with SEGA Games Limited.”

“With our integrated platform and enhanced games suite, we feel that we’ve given them the tools to expand their product offering, provide a secure and safe gaming experience, and ultimately bring greater value to the SEGA community.”

Slow news week, folks.  How are the wife and kids?

#17 A Sonic MMO? WTH?

It’s a reality! Look at the gameplay footage!!! All around the community people have been talking about the concept of a Sonic multiplayer online role playing game. Well did you know one has been online on since november 2008?!?

With 400 registered players, and a fairly active server during the evening (in the uk time zone) it would appear they are doing something right.

With a world that goes from day to night, quests, pvp, fishing, and capture the flag (wtf?!?!) it would appear it’s something worth looking into. Especially since it’s free to play (what fan game isnt though lol).

This video contains a trailer from SAGE 2008 last summer before the game came out and some poorly recorded game footage of me wondering around trying to play while my pc lags at using hypercam XD.

Mario and Sonic With Wi-Fi

Online retailers are now displaying the European boxart to the DS version of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games which includes the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo and is rated 3+ by Pegi.

What these online features are is unknown but will most likely be the same as on the Wii version.

Stay tuned to Sonic News for more information as we get it.