Team Sonic Racing video game just came out for PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Switch and the web is already thrilled. Since the overly negative reception of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer reveals, nobody was certain how the game unveiling will go through. The official Team Sonic Racing release date was on May 21st, 2019, and this is what we have to say about the game early on.
Team Sonic Racing saves the day after Sonic the Hedgehog trailer faltered a month ago. Developed by Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing is, of course, a kart racing video game. It is a part of Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise universe and is actually a full-on spin-off. Sega is only handling the publishing part of the job this time, and, as mentioned, the game is being brought to PC, two consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), and one portable device (Nintendo Switch). There is no mention of a mobile version as of yet.
Sumo Digital was already a part of the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing production, back in 2010, and also the Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. After these two fairly decent racing titles, it was time for a full-on kart racer, to pair the enormously successful Mario Kart. Now, unlike these previous two racers, Sonic Team Racing features Sonic characters exclusively. This edition uses a modified engine from the previous two racer titles, as Sumo Digital wanted to make the game stand out compared to its competition.
Team Sonic Racing features single and multiplayer gameplay modes, and it is loosely based on the 2003 Sonic Heroes concept. The player is offered fifteen characters to choose from, all exclusively from the Sonic universe, and compete in races set on tracks inspired by various themes from the entire franchise.
The karts come in three classes: technique, speed, and power. Every kart has its own unique set of abilities and pros & cons, like the technique class. Tails’ kart has the ability to drive through grass or other surfaces without slowing down.
The racetracks are Sonic themed and represent a throwback to the entire franchise. They are, of course, filled with various obstacles and opportunities, like drifts and power-ups. The game features a third-person view.
Team Sonic Racing looks astounding. The game showcases the advanced capabilities of the latest in gaming tech and pushes the limits of the consoles to their maximum. The game especially used the capability of Nintendo’s Switch console to its fullest, as it looks, plays, and feels really cool especially when utilizing the multiplayer mode.
Still, in its infancy, Team Sonic Racing received mixed reviews on the web, which is too early to signify in any way. The game possesses a fun and enthusiastic touch, with inspiring ideas that make it a unique kart racer. It looks good and it is fun to play with, in solo story mode or in multiplayer. Team Sonic Racing deserves a shot and it is undoubtedly to become an instant classic, at least with Sonic fans.