Sega have lift the lid off Team Sonic Racing, a racing title starring characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Developed by Sumo Digital — the team behind Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed and Forza Horizon 2 — the game sets to “combine the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive racing” with vehicle customisation.

Players can play solo, team up co-oprativly or race in multiplayer modes. Online multiplayer and local op-oprative modes feature 12 player races, 4 player split screen and various modes including Grand Prix, Exhibition Mode, Time Trial and “Team Adventure” mode.

Players can use Wisps to enhance their vehicles with offensive and defensive items within races. The Adventure Mode is a “unique story experience” where players are introduces to basic game features and characters.

15 playable characters from the Sonic Universe are on offer, with 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique and Power.

Team Sonic Racing lets fans speed through vibrant circuits from the Sonic Universe as Sonic, Shadow, Tails, and more while taking part in an electrifying multiplayer racing competition,” Sega said in a press release overnight.

“Compete solo or play with up to 12 drivers online in various exhilarating single and multiplayer game modes, including Grand Prix, Time Trial, Team Adventure and more. With unique character types, game modes, and car customisation options, Team Sonic Racing blends the best elements of racing games.”

A trailer was released for Team Sonic Racing which you can view below. Team Sonic Racing will launch in Summer, 2018 in Australia both physically and digitally across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game will also see a digital only release on PC.

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Ty Muddle

Ty Muddle

I cut my gaming teeth on a Commodore 64 my siblings and I found stashed under my parents bed. It was the early 90's and the strange computerised images were a novelty for a young kid living in a rural Australian town. It would be some years before I was introduced to a simple word processor powered by a Apple II my grandfather found at the dump but it didn't take much to spark a love of writing and video gaming that would continue through my life. My first "modern" console was, like most people in Australia at the time, a Sega Master System II. In those days you'd hire games from the local video store. I always loved flipping to the back of the game manual to see the cheat codes other players would scribble in the "Notes" section.