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New ‘Sonic Racing’ Game by Hardlight Revealed in Apple Arcade Announcement

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

A new Sonic racing game by Hardlight has been unveiled during the Apple Arcade reveal.

Simply called Sonic Racing, this new title will be launched exclusively on the Apple Arcade service, which allows users to pay a subscription fee and play up to 100 games on any Apple device.

There is currently very little in the way of in-game assets related to the Sonic Racing title. A brief section of the Sonic Generations introduction sequence was shown in the below Apple Arcade preview video, and an image on the Apple Arcade website that seems to suggest Sonic Racing will follow the vehicular racing style of Sumo Digital’s Sonic and SEGA racing titles. A closer look at the in-game visuals has been showcased via an image on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account (see below):

Apple Arcade launches on all Apple devices in Autumn 2019.

A Look at Daytona USA and Virtua Cop on the Tiger R-Zone | YouTube Channel

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Before the release of Sonic Advance and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for the Game Boy Advance and GameCube respectively, SEGA did publish their games on some rather bizarre third party hardware. In this video we take a look at Tiger Electronics’ answer to Nintendo’s Virtual Boy – the R-Zone. A slew of SEGA titles were released for the system and we take a closer look at the ports of Daytona USA and Virtua Cop:

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Sand Road Theme from Team Sonic Racing is a Treat for the Ears | SEGA Tunes

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

A new remix from the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack has made its way online. This time Jun Senoue teams up with Tee Lopes and Takeshi Taneda for a remix of Sonic Adventure’s Sand Hill theme. This new remix will accompany the Sand Road circuit in Team Sonic Racing. Listen by clicking the embed below; it’s something very special indeed:

Team Sonic Racing is due to be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on May 21st 2019. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital.

New Switch Out Run Screenshots Emerge

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

A fresh batch of screenshots showcasing the M2 SEGA Ages port of Out Run for Nintendo Switch have surfaced. Check out the gallery below to see how the port is shaping up:

This port appears to be heavily based on the previous 3DS port (also by M2). It appears we have new songs with one track in particular called Radiation -Nostalgia Ver.- (perhaps a chiptune version of Radiation from Out Run 2006?), we’ve got a CRT filter that’s made to emulate the look of the original arcade cabinet and an expanded widescreen (but bordered) resolution. The car sprites are also based on the later Shenmue II port of the game which alters the car graphics to make them more indistinct from actual cars like the Ferrari Testarossa. This is likely to avoid a licensing issue.

The Switch port of SEGA Ages is still due to release in Japan sometime this year for 925 yen. There is currently no word on a release date for the rest of the world.

UPDATE 22/11/18
Eurogamer have now confirmed that Out Run will launch worldwide early next year.

Virtua Racing is Coming to Nintendo Switch Under the SEGA Ages Header

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The next title in the SEGA Ages line of Nintendo Switch ports will be Virtua Racing.

Virtua Racing hasn’t received a home console port since the PS2 remake that was included in the SEGA Classics Collection and SEGA Ages 2500 line in 2004. Once again, M2 will be handling development duties but there is currently no set release date.

See below for the first screenshots of Virtua Racing in action on the Switch:

Virtua Racing joins Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV in the Nintendo Switch’s SEGA Ages line. Future SEGA Ages releases also include Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground, Space Harrier, Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Super Night Riders | Review

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Super Night Riders is an arcade-style, time attack racer by the one-man French studio, neko.works. The studio has stated that Super Hang-On is a big influence on the game and that’s certainly a good enough reason for us to check it out. The game is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One as a digital-only release.

Click here to read the full review.

New Team Sonic Racing Characters Revealed Alongside First Gameplay Footage

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that both E-123 Omega and Rouge the Bat will be playable characters in Team Sonic Racing. We also have our first look at Team Sonic Racing in action thanks to some direct feed footage that accompanies Kotaku’s preview of the game. You can check it out by clicking the embed below:

Is that new Jun Senoue music I hear? We also have some new, high quality screenshots courtesy of the SEGA press website and SEGAbits. You can get a closer look at Rouge and Omega in action here as well:

Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital and will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch this Winter.

Team Sonic Racing Leaked Early in Walmart Listing

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

UPDATE
Team Sonic Racing has now been officially announced by SEGA. The game will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC with a release due, “this Winter”. Sumo Digital are leading development. You can watch the announcement trailer by clicking the embed below:

ORIGINAL POST
A listing on Walmart’s website has revealed a new Sonic racing game called Team Sonic Racing for Nintendo Switch. The press release also lists the following features:

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style – Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up Team Racing at Sonic Speed!

  • Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
  • Team Racing Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
  • Performance & Skin Customization Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle.
  • Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
  • Adventure Mode Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
  • Various Characters and Classes 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power classes.
  • There is currently no word on who is developing the game, but Sumo Digital have been heavily rumoured. There is also no word on a release for other platforms at this time. Walmart currently have a release date for Team Sonic Racing set for the 31st of December 2018.

    New Sonic Racing Title Teased at SXSW Sonic Panel

    Friday, March 16th, 2018

    A short teaser trailer revealed at the SXSW Sonic panel appears to be hinting at the release of a new Sonic racing game.

    The trailer features some images of a car that looks suspiciously like Sonic’s car from Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing before revealing a logo that is partially obscured. The logo appears to read “Sonic Racing” but it’s only the ‘R’ that’s illuminated; a nice little nod to 1997 Sonic racer, Sonic R.

    There are no other details on this title available at this time, although it has been heavily rumoured that Sumo Digital are leading development on the title.

    [Source: Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter]

    Video Spotlight: New Daytona 3 Footage Shows Three-Seven Speedway Details

    Monday, January 16th, 2017

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    New footage of Daytona Championship USA 3 shows us a much more detailed look at this game’s version of the famous Three-Seven Speedway. Of particular note is the new Sonic the Hedgehog model that’s carved into the cliff-face. Check it out by clicking the embed below:

    Daytona Championship USA 3 is due for release in arcades soon. The game was previously demoed at the IAAPA Attractions Expo last year.

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