Screenshots, Sega’s Announcement, and Some Windows 7 Phone Confusion Inside
Looks like that rumor was true; Sega’s big mobile racing reveal for this week is Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS enabled devices, at least.
The press release Sega has below confirms ASR is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch. It will presumably be available for iPad as well, just without enhancements specific to that device a la ChuChu Rocket! Sega’s release only indicates those systems, but there is some conflicting information on whether it may also be on the way for Windows Phone 7 devices. Some of Sega’s own press listings indicated such a port, but it’s nowhere to be seen in the formal release. We’ll chalk it up as an error for now, but be on the lookout just in case.
Here’s what we do know: the game will be local multiplayer enabled via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It doesn’t appear that the whole roster from its console counterpart will make the cut, but so far Sonic, AiAi, Dr. Eggman, Tails, Billy Hatcher, Ryo Hazuki, and Beat are in screenshots. No price points were disclosed. What isn’t clear is whether this is officially the first of the two of three Sonic related announcements Sega’s Alan Pritchard alluded to a couple months back. If it is, it may prove unsettling for some fans hoping for more.
Those screenshots are in the gallery below courtesy of Russian Sonic scener Woun, after the release. We’ll be sure to follow up with more once made available. Thanks to everyone else who utilized the News Tips system and kept us informed.
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (28th Feb 2010) –SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America Inc. today aannounced that Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing™ is coming to iPhone® and iPod® touch. The mobile edition of this speedy title will include all the familiar faces and events players have enjoyed on other platforms when it drifts onto the App Store this spring.
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing puts players on the track and in the shoes of a host of popular SEGA characters, from Sonic to AiAi and Dr. Eggman, each with their own unique vehicle. Players must use their driving skills to dodge their way to a checkered flag in a variety of single-player modes, as well as local multiplayer race and battle modes via Bluetooth™ or Wi-Fi.
For more details about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for iPhone and iPod touch, visit www.sega.com