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Team Sonic Racing
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Racing
Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 4
US
2019-05-21[1] $? ?
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
2019-05-21[1] £? ?
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
2019-05-21[1] €? ?
Microsoft Xbox One
US
2019-05-21[1] $? ?
Microsoft Xbox One
UK
2019-05-21[1] £? ?
Microsoft Xbox One
EU
2019-05-21[1] €? ?
Nintendo Switch
US
2019-05-21[1] $? ?
Nintendo Switch
UK
2019-05-21[1] £? ?
Nintendo Switch
EU
2019-05-21[1] €? ?
Steam
US
2019-05-21[1] $? ?
Steam
UK
2019-05-21[1] £? ?
Steam
EU
2019-05-21[1] €? ?
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Team Sonic Racing is a racing game developed by Sumo Digital set to be released in May 2019. This is the third racing game developed by the studio, following Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The game was initially teased at the "Gotta Go Fast" panel at SXSW 2018 on March 16, 2018, and the game's title was fully revealed on May 30, 2018.

Gameplay

Much like its predecessors, Team Sonic Racing is a kart racing game where characters compete in races in sports cars. Unlike the previous games, the cast and locations are entirely from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The Wisps now function as the power-ups in the game, and racers can use up to 14 kinds of Wisps to help themselves or to hinder their rivals[2], such as using White Wisps for a speed boost, using Orange or Crimson Wisps as projectiles to throw at rivals, or Blue and Black Wisps to drop behind their car. Players can also achieve speed boosts by successfully drifting around corners or by performing tricks while in midair.

Every character is categorised into a type with specific character skills tied to either Speed, Technique and Power[3]. Speed characters have the best top speed and can use a "Radical Burst" after a long drift, Technique characters have better handling than other characters and can go off-road for a limited time without slowing down, and Power characters have access to extra Wisps and won't be hindered by certain obstacles. There are also unlockable game-changing vehicle customization options that adjust the performance and appearance of a playable character's vehicle, with each character getting 9 parts to choose from.[2]

As the game's title suggests, team-based gameplay has a high focus; players can race either by themselves or as a team, with four teams of three characters racing at a time. In the latter case, teammates can work together to win races by sharing power-ups and speed boosts, as well as using various team moves and effects. When performing enough team-specific actions, teams can use special moves called Team Ultimates that allows them to plow through the opposition.[2] All three members of a team need to place high together to get a greater point reward, as only one member of the team placing high will not be enough. The team with the most points are declared the winners.

The game can be played in single-player or co-op, with up to 12 players racing online at the same time and 4-player split screen support. There are various offline/online modes to play, including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.[2]

Characters

Team Sonic Racing has been announced to feature at least 15 playable characters, with three per team. The following is a list of the characters confirmed so far:

Promotional material

Artwork

Promotional

Characters

Physical scans

PlayStation 4 version

PlayStation 4, US

PlayStation 4, UK

PlayStation 4, EU

Xbox One version

Xbox One, US

Xbox One, UK

Xbox One, EU

Nintendo Switch version

Switch, US

Switch, UK

Switch, EU

External links

References


Sonic games for the following systems
Steam
 2010  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles | Sonic Adventure | Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2015  Sonic Lost World     2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2019  Team Sonic Racing    
Sony PlayStation 4
 2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2018  Sonic Mania Plus     2019  Team Sonic Racing    
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Microsoft Xbox One
 2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2018  Sonic Mania Plus     2019  Team Sonic Racing    
Nintendo Switch
 2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2018  Sonic Mania Plus | Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog     2019  Team Sonic Racing