Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Trailer Shows Off Some Of The Cast

By Ishaan . June 7, 2012 . 12:31pm

This week at E3, Sega released a new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, along with new screenshots of the game as well. Alongside the trailer, Sega announced that auto racing driver and TV personality, Danica Patrick, will be part of the game’s playable roster. Take a look at the trailer and screens below:



Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is slated for release this year.


  • Ben Sylvia that… Vyse??

    I’m interested in this now.

    • MrRobbyM

      Yes. Yes it is.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Sonic using a vehicle seems so wrong, but at the same time Vyse from Skies of Arcadia is in this. A pretty deep split right now, so depending on which other characters are present I may buy it or skip it.

    • OverlordZetta

      Not this crap again.

      Is Sonic a total jackass who likes to cheat and win no matter what, or does Sonic like some friendly competition?

      If you answered B, you have common sense and understand that yes, there is nothing wrong with Sonic racing in any form of vehicle!

      • malek86

        On the other hand, he did run in Sonic R… but he was still pretty slow, so maybe he just slowed himself down on purpose, to give the others a chance :P

        • OverlordZetta

          Sonic R was… Sonic R, back when everyone could run at about the same speed in the early games, so yeah.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Or they could, you know, reduce his speed so that it’s more evenly matched. Especially since Sonic’s base and maximum speeds seems to vary between each of his games anyway.

        • Guest

           Or how about he’s following the rules of the race which is “vehicles only”?

          That’s the first thing that should come to mind for you.

          • Spirit Macardi

            What rules? It’s a game, so they can have the rules be whatever they want them to be.

          • You’re thinking about this too hard. It’s just a game; you should really just relax.

          • Spirit Macardi

            (can’t directly reply to the post below me)

            I’m not the one who needs to relax. I merely gave an opinion, and everyone else decided to jump down my throat about it. So I don’t like that Sonic is using a vehicle; what’s the big deal? It’s my opinion, and I am entitled to it.

  • doubleO7

    Danica Patrick…is a playable character? LOL this I gotta see.

    • MrJechgo

      Well, she received a Sega-branded NASCAR vehicle, so that’s her way to repay them for that… or it could be the other way around, as in she asked Sega for sponsorship and now must be in a Sega game as “[interesting/awesome] payment”.

      Also, let’s not forget that Sega has a lot of realistic racing games, mostly arcade titles, like Daytona and OutRun, so instead of having a generic non-descript driver to represent these series, might as well take a popular driver, such as the FIRST WOMAN DRIVER in NASCAR.

      Finally, as she confirmed it on Twitter, she’s the 28th character, meaning she’s a bonus character, and she’s not taking the spot of another character in the roster, which is supposed to be 27 according to Sumo Digital, 7 more spots than the first game… or 6 more spots if you include the DLC character Metal Sonic.

      • doubleO7

        Right, I’m not complaining, this was just…unexpected. I would’ve thought she’d probably fit better in OutRun or Daytona (which, as you said, are more realistic) than in a Sonic racing game. But whatever, still kinda cool to see a real person in the roster though.

  • MrRobbyM

    Saw this a few days ago. My hype level can’t get any higher.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I was so disappointed when it was revealed to be Danica Patrick, oh well, I cant imagine people actually using her online. Game looks good though. Hopefully shes not taking up a slot for an actually good SEGA character, like Zephyr.

    • MrJechgo

      She actually tweeted that she’ll be a bonus 28th character. Sumo Digital announced that the roster will have 27 SEGA characters this time, so she’s not replacing nor taking a spot from somebody else.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        The data space to hold her character and car could have been used for an actual sega character. 28 SEGA Characters > 27.

        • OverlordZetta

          That’s not how these things work. The data space that is holding her character and car is being used for her. Because they wanted to put her in.
          They didn’t sit down and say “let’s pick 28 characters” and there was a space leftover so they added her. They just added her.

          That argument has never made and never will make sense, no matter what kind of game it is applied to. One character being taken out will not make a new one magically appear in its place. It will mean there is one less character.

        • I don’t mind having an actual human character in the game. Adds a little flavor to the game you know? Danica VS the SEGA characters? Humanity VS Gaming? hohohohoh. 

    • I won’t deny that I was also a bit disappointed, but on the bright side, this might end up being an effective marketing strategy. It will at least raise a bit of awareness to some people who may otherwise not have known about it, like NASCAR fans and all that. Probably not much, but anything is a plus for SEGA.

      If it gets this great game more sales, then I’m all for it.

  • I had to just stare at the picture of Vyse for a while, to truly soak up the awesome.

    If anybody wants to play me online after this releases, I call Vyse. Nobody can have him but me, LOL.

  • Freesun4

    Why does Sonic need a vehicle? It’s like giving Superman an armor

    • Ben Sylvia

      It’s so he can’t just run all the laps in the time it takes everyone else to get off the starting line.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Well, now he needs one for flight.

      • Zonic505

        Not to mention getting over water. & LAVA.

    • J

      For a challenge. We all know Sonic loves those.

    • sibarraz

      It was explained that tails built a car for sonic so the race will be fair for everyone

  • Oni123

    lmao Gilius Thunderhead and sonic =) sonic for hire <3

  • Chow

    I was waiting for another post about All-Stars Racing Transformed, but apparently Joe Musashi is part of this game as well!  Here’s a screenshot in his Shinobi III outfit.

    I wonder if we’ll see him in his other outfits, like Revenge or the original.

  • Göran Isacson

    If Alex Kidd is in this, I will main him and then have him lose against Sonic. All the time. If I play the game and I’m in the lead and Sonic is right behind me I will sabotage myself just for this sake. Why? Because I’ve played Segagaga, and I’m a horrible person who enjoys me some delicious imagined tears.

  • boundries_san

    I really loved how this game goes lol.^^ And it does looks more interesting than MK series.

    Hope that this game will be succesful enough as Sega will really need those atm.^^

    And not to forget….. all my love^^ TO VYSE!!!!

  • Guest

    Segata Sanshiro on a rocket I guess makes too much sense…  : /

  • The only reason I want this game is because of Vyse.

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