The announcement of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the more memorable moments here at SEGAbits, as it was the first major game reveal press event SEGA invited us to. Weeks before the game was officially announced to the public, we received an invite to a secret event that – while it didn’t name the game – was all but confirmed to be a Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sequel thanks to the design and description of the event. Taking place at an indoor go-kart track in California, our writers attended and were floored when the game was revealed. The first thing that caught our eye: Panzer Dragoon was back with an impressive track named Dragon Canyon!
With music by acclaimed video game composer and SEGA music legend Richard Jacques, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed‘s soundtrack was a love letter to SEGA’s musical history. Featuring remixes of several classic tracks from OutRun and Golden Axe to Billy Hatcher and Sonic Colors. Jacques’s work on the Panzer Dragoon Dragon Canyon course is one of the soundtrack’s best tracks, featuring a remix of the original Panzer Dragoon‘s “Flight” – a SEGAbits favorite that has been featured twice before on SEGA Tunes.
While you listen to these great tracks from Richard Jacques, why not read the excellent SEGA Retro wiki article on his career? Learn how Richard got into video game music, his past projects, and his non-video game projects. What are your thoughts on Richard Jacques Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below!