Sega reveals Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

Former Blur, Project Gotham Racing designer in charge.

Sega has announced Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, an arcade racer featuring cars, planes and boats.

The game will launch for Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 in "late" 2012.

Transformed, the sequel to 2010 racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing, adds the ability to shift your car Mario Kart 7/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-style into a boat or plane for aquatic or aerial sections of the track.

You'll be able to barrel-roll in mid-air, too.

It's being developed by OutRun and Sonic & All-Stars Racing creator Sumo Digital, under the guidance of former Bizarre Creations design manager Gareth Wilson. "This is a massive, massive budget title," Wilson, who worked on Blur and the Project Gotham Racing series while at Bizarre, told Eurogamer.

Racers include the usual cast of faces: Sonic, Dr Eggman, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball, along with some Sega fan-favourites: Vyse from Skies of Arcadia (Oh-Em-Gee!) and Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe.

Super Monkey Ball and Panzer Dragoon-inspired tracks are shown in the new screenshots, below.

Powerful All-Star moves will return, awarded when you fill your All-Star meter through "daring and stylish" play.

Eurogamer's Oli Welsh has already peered at the game - read his thoughts in our just-published Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed preview.

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