Coming this year to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, and Xbox 360.
The Smash Bros-style brawler will pit Sony's biggest stars against each other.
Back in November of last year, it was becoming apparent that Sony was developing a Super Smash Bros style fighting game featuring various PlayStation exclusive characters. Under the moniker Title Fight, many clues about the mash-up brawler surfaced, including website registrations, as well as the Michael PlayStation 3 advertisement. During a recent press event, Sony finally pulled the curtain back on the game, which is now officially known as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
It's nearly a year away, but a new racer from Sega is on its way.
Today's Toy Fair in New York brought some interesting news for Sega fans. Kotaku reports that toys for a Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing sequel were on display and exhibitors confirmed that the new title will be making its way to retail this holiday season.
Come celebrate Sonic's anniversary by sharing your memories of the series alongside the PixlBit staff!
Earlier this year, on June 23, Sonic turned 20 years old. As a celebration of his legacy, Sega is releasing Sonic Generations today on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with the 3DS version to follow later this month. The game celebrates the history of the franchise by joining old and new into one singular game that promises to mesh and meld all of what makes Sonic great. PixlBit's staff, growing up during the era of the blue blur, have fond memories of Sonic and his games and have come together to share their memories of the mascot.
Does Sega's new kart racer hold up to the best?
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing formula is nothing particularly new, but Sumo Digital definitely took one step closer towards perfection of the genre with this game. Racing is a relatively straightforward venture, eight drivers compete in 24 zany Sega-based locales. Players will see areas based on the Sonic, House of the Dead, Billy Hatcher, Super Monkey Ball, Jet Set Radio, and Samba De Amigo series. During each race players will also need to fire projectile weapons, lay mines, and boost toward an all-out war for first place. There's no doubt Sonic and Sega All-Stars has some of the most solid gameplay available in the Kart Racing genre, though finicky videophiles should note that the game also carries a staggering or jumpy framerate. While it's not clear why the framerate is so eratic, most players will become accustomed to it, making it no more than a minor distraction in this excellent racing title.
Fans of Nintendo's Mario Kart series will be interested in Sega's latest experiment, a crossover cart racing game in the vein of Sega SuperStars Tennis.
Clearly, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing borrows much from Mario Kart, and that definitely appears to be a good thing. There's over 20 racers, with the actual number varying depending on which platform the copy of the game is for. All variations contain Sonic, Amigo, Ulala, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, and about fifteen more characters, but the Xbox 360 and Wii versions contain a few extras: Banjo & Kazooie, as well as Avatars for Microsoft, while Mii's join the mix for Nintendo's home platform.