Team Sonic Racing shows off teams, customization and more in new trailer
A new trailer has just been dropped by Sega for the upcoming racing spin-off Team Sonic Racing. This new gameplay trailer shows off many different aspects of the game, giving some screentime to pretty much every major aspect of this new racing title. So let’s dig in and see what Team Sonic Racing is all about. There’s a fair bit new and unique to this racing game compared to others in the franchise, so it’s worth figuring out what has changed.
Unlike Sumo Digital’s previous Sonic racing games, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Team Sonic Racing only features characters from the Sonic universe. Each of these is grouped into a team with other allies from within the canon, so it’s a pretty cool twist compared to other racing games in the franchise. In case you were wondering what some of those teams are, it’s actually surprisingly simple. The roster is comprised of 15 characters spanning the entire run of the Sonic franchise. There’s Team Rose for example.
The setup for the story sees Sonic and the rest of the cast invited to participate in a Grand Prix like none other. The organizer of the Grand Prix is a mysterious and sinister fellow, and it’s pretty obvious that he’s not who he claims to be, which is made pretty obvious due to his obsession with Sonic, and hes egg-like shape.
The gameplay is pretty unique for kart racers too. All the different racers fall into one of three racing categories: Speed, Technique, and Power. Each grouping has their own strengths and weaknesses, with each character being suited to a particular type of track or racing style. Speed racers are all about fast cornering and evasion, they blaze past the competition to make up for their power offense and defense stats. Technique drivers have even better cornering than Speed users, allowing them to take shortcuts many other characters can’t handle. Power players are all about blowing through their opponents with raw offense. They may be slower, but they’re still very effective in races.
Gamers will be able to take part in singleplayer and multiplayer racing action, with a really unique customizations and powers system. Racers can also collect power-ups contained in Item Boxes from the tracks to gain temporary offensive and defensive advantages. Each of these items can be combined in unique ways with other items and kart upgrades to create interesting effects. And yes, this game is just like other kart racers in the genre, there will be plenty of opportunity to mess with other racers.
Team Sonic Racing is due out on May 21 for PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. You can take a look at the new trailer for the racing title down below.
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