Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed News
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 25th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Once again, we've made it all the way to the end of a busy week. We've had all the leaked images and info for Mario Kart Tour and a controversial Pokémon competition to keep an eye on over the last few days, but now it's time to sit down and chat about the games we'll be playing over the weekend. Several Team...
Rumour A Second Toy Maker Says A New Sonic Racing Game Really Is Revving Its Engines
The evidence is mounting...
One of many hot rumours floating about right now centres around developer Sumo Digital and the purported return of Sonic The Hedgehog in vehicle racing form. As well as suggestions that it'll be entirely focused on the blue marsupial, a second toy maker has come forward with a new toyline tied to an upcoming Sonic racing...
News Sounds Like We Might Be Getting A New Sonic & All-Stars Racing Game Soon
It's always the way with as yet unannounced videogames. A leaked slide here, an official dismissal there, and all the while a toy maker reveals its working on a toy line for said new game. Of course, at this stage in the familiar cycle we don't if we really are getting a new entry in the Sonic All-Stars karting series, but the evidence is...
News Nintendo Marks Sonic's 25th Birthday With Digital Sale In North America
Save up to 60 percent on select titles
Sonic turns 25 this year and Nintendo is marking the occasion with a sale on selected Sonic the Hedgehog titles, no doubt inspired by the Black Friday madness which is currently gripping the planet. The titles - all digital versions, of course - are: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) - $2.99 (no
Feature Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014
Our favourites so far
With E3 2014 right around the corner, Nintendo seems set to prioritise the Wii U in its Digital Event, subsequent coverage and, of course, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The 3DS will have a role to play, of course, but many eyes are on Nintendo's home console to see how it'll capitalise on the recent success of Mario Kart...
Mario Kart Month Clones And Alternatives to Nintendo's Classic Series
Every time a Nintendo device is released, it’s a pretty safe bet that Mario Kart isn’t far around the corner. Each new addition to the series further solidifies its well-earned reputation as the party game of choice, bringing together both the masters and the first-timers to join in on the madness and enjoy it regardless of their...
News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally Hitting the Track in Japan
"You're too--uh... what was it, again...?"
Most often, a cool game gets released in Japan and the rest of the world languishes, wondering when it will ever hit their corner of the planet — if it even will in the first place. However, now and then Japan is the last to receive a title, and that is most definitely the case with Sonic & All-Stars...
News Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki Is Speeding Towards Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was one of the true gems of the Wii U's early software line-up, and until Mario Kart 8 crosses the finish line and hits store shelves it remains one of the console's best racers. After a leaked reveal on Yogscast a short time ago, Sega has been tweeting various images over the fes
News Did Sumo Digital Just Tease A Sonic Racing And Mario Kart Crossover?
"I'm thinking we could finally settle some arguments"
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of our favourite Wii U titles here at Nintendo Life, and still gets rolled out for regular multiplayer sessions. Ant always cries when he can't be Amy. UK-based Sumo Digital did an amazing job of creating a real rival for Nintendo's Mario Kart...
News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Update Goes Live on Wii U
Improved motion controls included
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was possibly one of the most pleasant surprises in the Wii U launch lineup, as it features a huge amount of fan-service and top-notch track design. Throw in some Wii U-specific multiplayer options, and it's been a stand-out in the system's young life. As we've seen recently...
News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Comparisons Are Favourable for Wii U
Yep, Digital Foundry has taken a look
Hooray for happy Wii U news! It's been a tough old week, in the opinion of some, for Wii U, with delays, technical specification revelations and veiled executive-level criticisms swirling around Nintendo's home console. That doesn't mean we need to fear the worst or join in the "Wii U is doomed" chorus, however,...
News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Approaches One Million Sales
Just over a quarter of those on Wii U
Sonic & All-Stars Transformed was, arguably, a surprise entry as one of Wii U's best titles available at launch. We were suitably impressed by its track design, action-packed racing and transforming vehicles to award a 9/10 in our Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed review, and the title's status as one...
Nintendo Download 24th January 2013 (Europe)
Update: The Cave arrives on 23rd January
It's time for news of this week's download updates in Europe and, at long last, it's time for Wii U owners to rejoice. There's a shiny new download-only game available on the Wii U eShop, along with a discount and retail release. A welcome and puzzling sequel arrives on 3DS, while DSi and Wii also receive new...
Feature 10 Essential Games For Your New Wii U
Got a new system this Christmas? Try these must-have titles
Assuming you've been very good this year, many of you will have been blessed with shiny new Wii U consoles today. There's only one thing better than finding a new gaming system under your Christmas tree, and that's actually playing on it - and we guessed you may be in need of some solid...
Nintendo Download 13th December 2012 (North America)
Crimson RPG questing, ninja action, world music and more
It's time for another Nintendo Download update, and this one brings with it quite a few titles on all platforms. There are some retail goodies, the conclusion of the Guild01 trilogy, a long awaited 3DS Virtual Console release and more. Let's get on with it, shall we? 3DS download software:...
News Sumo Digital: Mario Kart Should Incorporate Other Nintendo Franchises
Smash Bros. in a kart
Steve Lycett, executive producer of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, is quite proud of his game on Wii U - and rightly so. Recently he made comments about how he feels the game pushes the genre forwards and said that Nintendo's Mario Kart series could learn a lot from it. Speaking to Mario's Hat, Lycett said he has a...
News New Update Incoming For Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
Will address Boost Challenge and Ninja Tag issues
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is the only racing title currently available on Wii U, and it looks as though many people who picked up the game have found a few minor issues with it. The issues in question happen during non-race modes like Boost Challenge and Ninja Tag where, according to...
News SUMO Digital Invites Fans To Campaign for Sonic Racing DLC Characters
Now that's a challenge
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of many Wii U launch titles, though it provides the sole source of racing fun for early adopters in North America. Of course the Wii U version, like its compatriots on Xbox 360 and PS3, will be open to potential DLC as the months pass by, and Sumo Digital's Steve Lycett has taken...
News Sumo Digital: Mario Kart Could Learn From Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
"We've pushed the genre forward with this game"
Racing games aren't exactly in abundance for Wii U at the moment. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed represents the only racer on Nintendo's new console at this current time, with Need For Speed: Most Wanted set to emerge later in the launch window. Some may see titles like Sonic & All-Stars...
News Sonic The Hedgehog Dashing Onto Platforms In 2013
Nintendo platforms, please
Sega has revealed that it has plans to release new Sonic the Hedgehog games next year, but we are left in the dark as to what systems the titles will be on. In an interview with Toys 'N' Playthings, Sissel Henno - Head of Sega's brand licensing in Europe - said that as well as focusing on releasing toys and stationary...
News No Voice Support For Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed On Wii U
Developer cites Wii U voice chat limitations as reason for omission
Developer Sumo Digital has confirmed that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will not have voice chat support on Wii U. The news comes less than a week after a Nintendo representative confirmed that in-game voice chat will not be possible through the GamePad's built-in...
First Impressions Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Hands-on impressions from the EB Expo in Australia
Sega had a playable version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at the EB Expo 2012, so we naturally took the opportunity to check out how it compares to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions, as well as see if the previously-noted frame rate issues were indeed solved,
News Sonic Racing Transformed Frame Rate Issues Have Been Solved
Sumo Digital confirms that Wii U frame rate issues have been fixed
A couple of days ago, our very own Thomas Whitehead went hands-on with a handful of third-party Wii U titles, including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Aside from a few GamePad-specific complaints, Thomas' biggest problem with Sonic's new outing was the game's awful frame...
Hands on Wii U Third-Party Round-Up
Trine 2, Skylanders Giants, Ninja Gaiden 3, Tekken 2, NBA 2K13 and Sonic Racing
During this week we've been giving first impressions and hands on accounts of a number of Wii U launch window titles, both retail and downloadable. Nintendo of Europe provided access to a wide range of games we haven't yet covered, however, including some additional...
News Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Lines Up On Wii U Starting Grid
Sega racer is now a day-one launch title in the UK
Sega has confirmed that Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed will launch alongside Nintendo's new Wii U console in the UK on 30th November. This means that the Wii U edition is lagging behind the PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS and Vita versions by two weeks, but prospective Wii U buyers won't mind - it...
News Sumo Digital: Wii U "Looks As Good" as HD Platforms
Shares thoughts on GPU and memory
Sumo Digital is the developer of upcoming multi-platform racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a title set to hit later this year on both Wii U and 3DS. Just one week ago comments from a representative of publisher SEGA, related to this title, described the graphical capabilities of Wii U as on par or...
News SEGA Declares Wii U Graphical Capabilities to be "On Par" or Better Than PS3
Steady on now
Update: Following an update to the source article, we have amended the headline to absolutely clarify that sections of this article are referring to Wii U's graphical capabilities, specifically, based on comments made by SEGA Marketing Executive Ben Finch at Gamescom. Original Article The capabilities of Wii U, from the perspective...
News Wreck-It Ralph is in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic'll still win
SEGA and Disney have collaborated to make Wreck-It Ralph's dreams come true: he's going to be a playable character in upcoming kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The character, who will star in Disney's computer animated movie Wreck-It Ralph, will rev up on the starting line alongside SEGA all-stars including...
News Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed "A Different Game" to Mario Kart 7
"We’ve been making this game for 18 months" says producer
For SEGA fans that also like a bit of karting, racing sequel Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is sure to be stirring some interest. With 3DS a confirmed platform, some have observed the water and air-based sections of the title as being copied from Mario Kart 7, which isn't...