Sega has revealed the newest Sonic the Hedgehog game, making good on their teaser at SXSW of a Sonic racing title by announcing exactly that. Team Sonic Racing is a new Sonic-based racing title from Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital releasing on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
While functionally similar to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, the cast in this game is limited to Sonic and fourteen of his friends broken down into three types of Power, Technique, and of course, Speed. Players can take the rubber to the road in Grand Prix, Time Trial, and a new mode called Team Adventure.
True to its name, Team Sonic Racing focuses on racing as a team. Racers work as a team to knock out opponents, use team moves, and use a Team Ultimate together. It’s not clear if the team-based gameplay is only for Team Adventure mode or if the entire game centers around it, though it is likely we’ll find out more about the game at E3.
Team Sonic Racing releases this Winter for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
I really liked the Sega fanservice of the Racing Transformed, so losing that is a bit of a bummer. It seems like Sega is aiming squarely for Mario Kart, though.