Update: Watch the Summer of Sonic video here, footage begins at 1:17:40, there is also a Q&A with Sumo Digital at 0:27:30
Update 2: DiGi Valentine tells us on Twitter that the race track areas seen in the video are: Spring Valley, Gilwings Lair and Wizeman’s boss arena.
Summer of Sonic is in full swing, and Steve Lycett of Sumo Digital took the main stage to talk about Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. The big reveal of Steve’s presentation was that NiGHTS will feature in the game as both a racer and a track. Sonic Wrecks tweeted a few details, stating that the game will have both NiGHTS and Reala, NiGHTS rival, as racers driven by a Pian (those little chubby angels). No word yet on which NiGHTS game will feature, but I’m guessing the original as it is far more popular and is rereleasing this year. Also no word on if the NiGHTS and Reala racers take up two roster slots or if they’ll be considered alternate skins of the same racer. When we hear more, we’ll share it here. This is great news for NiGHTS fans! Details after the break.
A few more details on NiGHTS and Reala as well as the track. The track features a number of locations from the game, as players teleport from area to area. In the footage, fans have spotted Spring Valley which is the first segment, followed by Mystic Forest, and then Splash Garden. The track, fittingly, is mostly flight segments, however Splash Garden is a boating segment. NiGHTS and Reala are separate racers, and NiGHTS and Reala themselves are the vehicles. NiGHTS is driven by a Nightopian and Reala is driven by a Nightmaren who appeared riding the Goodles enemy in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. You can see Reala’s driver in the image below, he’s the goofy purple guy in the green uniform.