If for some strange reason you are completely bored with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (even though it has been confirmed new DLC is coming) and you are craving some new racing entertainment then you were probably pleased to hear that Team Sonic Racing is right around the corner.
Sega has released today a new spotlight video and PR statement that details some of the game mechanics that the title will have to offer. Some of them seem very interesting and looks to usher in a style of racing that you quite won’t find in Mario Kart.
The previous Sonic racing titles were fairly decent but failed to have that well built quality that is found in just about every Mario Kart; a franchise that they are often compared to for more than obvious reasons.
From the PR:
Buckle up Sonic fans! Today SEGA® released the first video in a series of new Team Sonic Racing™ spotlight gameplay videos, showcasing some of the key gameplay elements featured in the high-octane multiplayer racing experience. In the premiere video, watch as Sonic and Friends work together using unique team-based moves to race past rival teams. Fans will also be treated to debut footage of Team Rose, a loveable new trio, and Ice Mountain, a frozen terrain that challenges players across all skill levels.
Developed by award-winning studio Sumo, Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing experience, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. Race together and win together in online multiplayer or local co-op mode utilizing the dynamic team mechanics and vehicle customization features to dash across the finish line. To pre-order the physical edition of Team Sonic Racing, please visit www.teamsonicracing.com. Details of digital pre-order will be available at a later date.
Prepare to assist teammates and knock out opponents with a variety of fast-paced moves, including:
Skimboost: Boost struggling teammates back into action as you drive by!
Slingshot: Slipstream a teammate for a slingshot boost!
Rival Takedown: Knock out highlighted opponents ahead and speed past them!
Item Box Transfer: Send and receive Wisps with teammates anywhere on the track!
Team Ultimate: Use Team Mechanics to fill your Team Ultimate meter and unleash a massive team boost!
Team Sonic Racing is geared up to release both physically and digitally this winter on Sony PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo Switch™, with a digital-only release on PC.
Take a U-turn and head over to the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Channel to watch these supersonic moves in action.
We are looking forward to going hands-on with this title when it tentatively releases this December!
Are you looking forward to this game? Have you played other Sonic racing titles? Let’s talk about it in the comments below or start up a topic in our Community forums!
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