Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the most respected 3D Sonic games. With creative maps and tight kart controls, developer Sumo Digital delivered an unlikely success for a much-maligned franchise. A new trailer for the follow-up title, Team Sonic Racing, shows that the developer isn’t content to just make more of the same.
Team Sonic Racing, as the name suggests, wants players to cooperate with each other so everyone ends up placing well at the finish line. Points are accumulated by the team as a whole, so simply coming in first isn’t an assurance of victory.
A new trailer for the game shows off a number of power-ups and mechanics designed to encourage this sort of team play. Players can give and request items, slingshot around each other, and even smash into each other for a speed boost. Although the kart-racing genre can be formulaic, these additions add a serious layer of strategy to an otherwise reflex-based game.
We were excited by the game at E3, and these new details are promising as well. Team Sonic Racing will release this winter on Xbox One, PC, Switch, and PS4.
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Racing Isn’t A Solo Sport