We thank all who are willing to participate in our inaugural Retro Community Day Stream. Couldn’t make this happen without you guys.
We’ll be playing the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 version of Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing. Even if you aren’t participating in the race, we invite everyone to join in our stream along with the Retro crew for live commentary on Twitch TV. To those who are racing, game invites will be sent out to all players. We will do our best to let everyone in at least once. After two races, we will close out a room and start a new one to let others in. We encourage others to try and let others in so that everyone gets a chance. But keep in mind, it’s first come and first serve. Make sure the game is running during the designated times listed below.
Because we can only stream one version of the game at a time, we will start off with the Xbox 360 version then move onto the Playstation 3 version. Check the schedule and keep an eye on the stream to keep up with all the racing action.
Unlike the Dreamcast and Gamecube versions of the game, this version has gotten a rating of E10+. This is presumably because the rating didn’t exist yet when the game was originally released for those consoles. The reasons listed for the rating are “Mild Cartoon Violence” and “Mild Lyrics”. Apparently kiddies shouldn’t be listening to Unknown From M.E..
Update: Right after making this article SEGA officially announced the Bonus Edition for in the US and what will be included. It will contain an extra level inspired by OutRun, Metal Sonic will be playable in a new vehicle and you get an Emoticon Sticker Pack. Metal Sonic was also playable in the first All-Stars Racing as part of a DLC pack. Europe will get a Limited Edition which will be announced soon.
Original article: Steve Lycett (aka S0L) has revealed a bit of new info about the upcoming Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on the official SEGA forums. The game will have a total of 29 characters, but you won’t be able to play all of these characters with just one version of the game. Some characters will be exclusive to a certain platform, with some of these characters being from SEGA and some not. SEGA did something similar with the first Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, which had Banjo-Kazooie and Avatars as exclusive characters on the Xbox 360 and your Mii in the Wii version, though those were only characters owned by Microsoft and Nintendo respectively. Lycett also said that the amount of characters on some platforms will be in the low 20s and on others it will be in the high 20s.
In other news, Amazon.com has listed a “Bonus Edition”. What this edition will include isn’t known yet, but the product description on Amazon.co.uk does reveal a few new details. There will be a world tour mode as well as a Grand Prix mode in the game. Online multiplayer will allow up to 8 players in a single game (like in the first All-Stars Racing) and All-Stars moves can now be gained by filling up your All-Star meter.