Just over a week ago, Sega confirmed that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed would be headding to mobile devices and that the game wouldn’t just be a port of the console or handheld versions.
Few details or specifics were given, however, Sega have released a fact sheet which does go into some details as to what new features will be included as well as one interesting note about characters.
You can find the full fact sheet at the end of this update, however, the most interesting points are as follows.
Social/Facebook connectivity: You can see your friends facebook pictures on the courses as you play.
Daily & Weekly challenges: odds are these will be similar to Sonic Dash/Jumps challenges.
But here is the most interesting point. The game has only 10 characters to start with. Which is in line with the console versions, now, aside from the PC exclusives which were included from the start or via updates, every other character could be unlocked via world tour mode (exceptions are Alex Kidd and Metal Sonic). But the Fact Sheet claims many more All-Stars coming soon! Suggesting that there will be more characters included at a later date?
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
Platforms: iOS, Android
Release Date: December 2013
Developer: Sumo Digital
Players: 1 – 4
It’s Not Just Racing… it’s Racing Transformed!
Race as Sonic and a host of legendary All-Stars and prepare to transform! Speed across land, sea and air in a high velocity battle to the finish line, as your amazing transformable vehicle changes from car to boat to plane mid-race. Racing on mobile will never be the same again!
This sequel to the hit 2011 mobile game Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing™ brings all the critically acclaimed land, sea and air racing gameplay from its console counterpart to mobile with a host of new features and improvements:
Race as 10 legendary racers at launch each with their own unique transformable vehicle. Plus many more All-Stars coming soon!
Take to land, sea & air as you race through dynamically changing courses. Discover alternate routes, find new power-ups and avoid emerging hazards as you race to victory – every track feels different.
designed for mobile
A brand new World Tour designed for gaming on the go, plus all-new Daily and Weekly Challenges to test your racing prowess.
ultimate Mobile multiplayer
Take on your friends in ultracompetitive 4-player races, both online and locally. Plus challenge your friends’ best times to show them who’s best.
Comprehensive Facebook integration – see your friends’ profile pics on the track.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID ABOUT THE CONSOLE VERSION
“The Savior of arcade racers” 9/10
“Fun, challenging and easily enjoyable” 8.7/10
“The metamorphosis of the kart racer” 8.6/10
“Fast, fun and easy to get into” 8.5/10