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Team Sonic Racing
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Team Sonic Racing boxart
Developer(s) Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Release date May 21, 2019
Genre(s) 3D platformer
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Ratings US: Everyone 10+
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Price $39.99

Team Sonic Racing is a spin-off racing video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sega. It was first teased at SXSW 2018, and is scheduled for a release for the Christmas and holiday season of 2018. Finally, it was released in May 2019. It received both a physical and digital release for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and a digital-only release for the PC.

Said to combine the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing, Team Sonic Racing has the player face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing.

Plot

In Team Adventure Mode, Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends receive letters that invites them to participate in a Grand Prix like none other. The invitations come from the mysterious sponsor of said race: Dodonpa, a funny-looking and chubby tanuki riding around in an Egg Mobile-like vehicle. While the gentle and chatty Dodonpa seems only interested in having Sonic and co. as racers in his Grand Prix, his intentions are a complete mystery and might be more sinister in nature.

Gameplay

Team Sonic Racing is a racing game in which players race against each other in multiplayer racing using fifteen characters from across the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Akin to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, characters race through various race circuits themed on different locations in the Sonic series and collect power-ups to boost their speed or hamper their opponents. Some of the power-ups include fourteen different kinds of Wisps (a recurring power-up in the Sonic series), which can be used both defensively and offensively against rivals. Players are also given the opportunity to customize their racing style, having the freedom to choose between three distinct character types (Speed, Technique, and Power). The game will also feature unlockable game-changing vehicle customization options that adjust the performance and appearance of a playable character's vehicle.

Supporting both multiplayer and local co-op, Team Sonic Racing allows up to twelve players to race at the same time and offers four-player split-screen support. The game also has various offline/online race modes, including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode. There is also "Adventure Mode", which is a story-centric mode available for players to familiarize themselves with the game and its wide array of characters.

Players can either race by themselves or as a team. In the latter case, it allows players to work together as a team to win races by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Teamplayers can also use various team moves to assist their teammates, knock out opponents, and unleash special moves called "Team Ultimates".

Artworks

Renders 3D

Characters

Playable Characters

Team Sonic

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Knuckles the Echidna


Team Rose

  • Amy Rose
  • Chao: Omochao, Hero Chao, Dark Chao and Neutral Chao
  • Big the Cat


Team Vector

  • Blaze the Cat
  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Vector the Crocodile


Team Dark

  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Rouge the Bat
  • E-123 Omega


Team Eggman

  • Metal Sonic
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Zavok


None-Playable Characters

  • Dodon Pa
  • Wisp
  • White Wisps
  • Egg Pawn

Gallery


Stages

Team Sonic Racing features twenty-one tracks in total, each split across seven Zones and based on locations from past Sonic games.

Planet Wisp

  • Wisp Circuit
  • Doctor's Mine
  • Mother's Canyon


Seaside Hill

  • Whale Lagoon
  • Ocean View
  • Lost Palace


Glacierland

  • Ice Mountain
  • Frozen Junkyard
  • Hidden Volcano


Casino Park

  • Bingo Party
  • Pinball Highway
  • Roulette Road


Sandopolis

  • Boo's House
  • Clockwork Pyramid
  • Sand Road


Rooftop Run

  • Market Street
  • Haunted Castle
  • Sky Road


Final Fortress

  • Thunder Deck
  • Dark Arsenal
  • Turbine Loop

Videos

Cutscenes


Gameplay


Longplay


Trailer


Voice Clips


Voice Clips: Sonic Characters

Voice Cast

  • Roger Craig Smith as Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Colleen Villard as Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Dave Mitchell as Knuckles the Echidna
  • Cindy Robinson as Amy Rose
  • Kyle Hebert as Big the Cat and Dodon Pa
  • Erica Lindbeck as Blaze the Cat and Omochao
  • Bryce Papenbrook as Silver the Hedgehog
  • Keith Silverstein as Vector the Crocodile
  • Kirk Thornton as Shadow the Hedgehog and Orbot
  • Karen Strassman as Rouge the Bat
  • Aaron LaPlante as E-123 Omega
  • Wally Wingert as Cubot
  • Patrick Seitz as Zavok
  • Mike Pollock as Dr. Eggman
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