Jump to content
Ryannumber1gamer

Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

Recommended Posts

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman, and twenty-five random avatar-created characters. My profile picture and Lewis Hamilton are unlockable characters.

Seriously though, how can you do unpredictable with the roster short of bringing in obscure minority characters? I suppose you mean more bringing Bean, Bark, Nack, and anyone who isn't the Heroes Majority into the roster. If they want to reach out further for characters, Boom and the IDW comics supposedly wouldn't be out of the question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/189706-nintendo-switch/76571076/900653271

So this is now proven real (thanks to Nintendo's Switch Online details revealed today), looks like we can also count on the Sonic Racing details there too. Sonic (and a few others like prob Shadow) will be running on his feet while the others will be using vehicles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The few announced details which coincide with that alleged leak were by and large things we already knew, and it also has some notable holes (GBA game provision, for instance, is nowhere in sight); furthermore, the game's title being "Super Sonic Racing" was debunked months ago by a source apparently considered reliable.  A pinch of salt needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly, the whole "Sonic R 2" thing is kinda impossible. R sold poorly, and I'm almost positive that the R in the title is just a nostalgia reference thingy.

I mean, I can take Sonic riding a motorcycle or his Extreme Gear, but foot racing against vehicles is just... Odd. Sonic All Stars Racing had that during it's development, but it was scrapped, and I don't see any reason for Sumo Digital to revive that old concept.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, A person, that exists said:

Honestly, the whole "Sonic R 2" thing is kinda impossible. R sold poorly, and I'm almost positive that the R in the title is just a nostalgia reference thingy.

I mean, I can take Sonic riding a motorcycle or his Extreme Gear, but foot racing against vehicles is just... Odd. Sonic All Stars Racing had that during it's development, but it was scrapped, and I don't see any reason for Sumo Digital to revive that old concept.

So racing in foot can't be done again cuz Sonic R didn't do well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, JosepHenry said:

So racing in foot can't be done again cuz Sonic R didn't do well?

No, not at all, if ALL the characters were foot racing.

It's just that if Sumo Digital thought that racing on foot against vehicles would look weird during SASR's development, then I'm pretty sure they wouldn't bring it back after the previous Sonic racing games sold pretty well and got good reviews without it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure the specified reason they didn't go along with that was actually more for hitbox reasons than aesthetic reasons, as that would leave them either with on foot racers being much harder to hit than cars or with hitboxes disproportionately larger than their actual model to compensate.

Now that being said:

maxresdefault.jpg

Amy's car in Sonic R isn't actually that much bigger than the other racers is it? If they went for a more stylized / chibi look like Sonic R did I could imagine them mitigating a sizeable amount of both issues. In the past this wasn't possible because characters tended to be introduced to the All Stars series with their own proportions and artstyles almost completely intact. Given that they're dealing only in one franchise, and by consequence one artstyle, I think it'd give them a lot more room to reign this in than they would've had before.

Of course, they probably aren't going to be doing this anyway because the teaser made it pretty clear this was going to be a car based game. Oh well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, it's possible the reason the first piece of marketing this game got (i.e the teaser trailer showing us shots of a vehicle accompanied with engine noises) was chosen to dispel potential speculation that this was going to be an on foot racer in any capacity. Time'll tell. ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't mind at all having another racing game like the first S&SASR. I'd rather just have only the kart aspect being worked in order to update and polish it instead of the development team having to divert resources on the other two vehicles modes from Transformed.

Likewise, I'm definitively against on-foot racing since we kind of get that already with the modern games that feel like (limited) racing games mixed with platforming.

One thing I'd love would be to feature alternate paths that, just like in the Sonic games, rely on reflexes/skill to reach. Another thing that could be done is to feature scripted events that take place during certain laps to alter the main course, if not creating new ones so that the racing can feel a bit more like an adventure.

As for characters, besides the usual (Sonic, Tails, Amy, Eggman, Knuckles, Shadow and Metal) it would be nice to see the others get some much needed love, even if it's on a spinoff. I really would like to play as Big again just for how hilarious it is to make people ragequit to him. The Chaotix would have to be included in a single vehicle since I really can't picture them competing on their own or against each other... Maybe that vehicle from Heroes could be use for them as that game was pretty much their reintroduction. 

Also, please, don't make the vehicles be the same color of the character's fur/main color, as it looks like they are blending in. If there is something the Drift games did right, was giving the characters contrasting colors... And speaking of Drift, it would be cool if there were Classic skins for Sonic, Tails, Amy, Eggman and Knuckles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've been visting Zappies on and off ever since their toy fair leak...

This just got posted.

http://www.zappies.com/product/sonic-pull-back-asst-sonicknuckles

Only a placeholder page, but combine this with the F4F tease, looks like something is being announced soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jack the Maniac said:

What is the meaning of "ASST"?

It'll just mean assortment, since they're selling the toys in bulk (like an entire box of LEGO minifigure blind-bags) rather than selling them as individual toys like you'd buy off the shelf.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.