Sonic Free Riders Box Art and Price

Looks like it won’t be a download title after all! SEGA released the cover art as well at the price, as mentioned in a quote from the SEGA Blogs.

Hot off the presses… it’s the pack front for Sonic Free Riders!

Sonic Free Riders brings full body motion controlled fast-paced boarding action, developed to take full advantage of  Kinect for the Xbox 360. You’ll be twisting and turning your way through a range of visually stunning courses in an action-packed Sonic experience unlike any other! Kinect’s unique motion sensor means Sonic Free Riders will see family and friends controlling their fully customizable hover board or bike by twisting, turning, and jumping in an exhilarating race to be first to cross the finish line.

Choosing from one of your favorite Sonic characters or your own avatar, you can reach out and grab a variety of pickups along the course. By throwing, shaking, or swinging your arms to launch your items, you can gain the competitive edge over your rivals in high octane single or multiplayer races.

Sonic Free Riders will be $49.99 when it hits shelves this holiday season.

The fact that this is box art, that shelves will be “hit” and that the price is in line with the other retail Kinect titles makes this pretty much confirmed as a physical release. In a rare act of gaming journalism, I will not type any negative remarks about Sonic, the Kinect or the price.

Instead, I’ll say that I am very pleased to see Free Riders as a full release. I hope now that the game will include the level of content worthy of a full priced Kinect title. A hefty selection of tracks, a number outdoing the previous roster (Sonic Riders Zero Gravity had 19 racers including non-Sonic SEGA stars) and a variety of gameplay modes could make Free Riders one of the most unique and fun Kinect games of 2010.

No clue if it will be released at launch.

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

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4 responses to “Sonic Free Riders Box Art and Price

  1. cube_b3 says:

    I thought the series was dead when Sonic name was used in Sega All-Stars Racing, but it appears we haven't seen the last of the Babylon Rogues yet.

  2. Ali says:

    It was always meant to be a retail game. Cover is nice, but I don't like the Babylon Rogues characters, they SUCK!!!!!

  3. I'm hoping the Chaotix show up and that Metal Sonic gets a slot.

  4. Sega Uranus says:

    Seems like a really simple and lazy cover (you can say the same about the game!), but I really love the models they used for it. That is the best model of Sonic I have seen in years. So happy they got rid of those terrible, terrible models from the other Riders releases.

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