Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 2 To Be Revealed This Year?

We’ve already heard rumors that Sumo Digital are working on some sort of Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing title, but we were uncertain if it was a sequel or simply a port of the original to the Wii U, 3DS and Vita. At the New York Toy Fair, toys for the original title were on display and a booth attendent confirmed that SEGA is making a sequel with new characters and vehicles. So it seems at the very least, it could be an enhanced port of the original. Sort of like Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition or Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution. Or it could be a full-on sequel with new racers joining the original roster and a selection of new tracks. I’m hoping the latter is true, and that it releases for all HD consoles including the Wii U.

Last January I shared five things I hoped to see in a potential sequel, and my list still stands. I would love to see Sumo put 100% of their concentrations into a kick-ass HD game, without having to think about a downgraded Wii or 3DS port. I’d also love to see a larger track selection and of course more cult favorite characters including a larger Saturn presence.

SEGA drops prices on some Game on Demand titles

Something I always hated about Games on Demand or any other ‘buy full titles digitally’ on consoles is that they always overprice the game in question. Did you know that Vanquish was $40 dollars? Well was, since SEGA just announced a much needed price drop.

Here are the price drops:

  • Vanquish – $39.99/£29.99   $19.99/£14.99
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing –  $29.99 $19.99
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 – $29.99 $19.99
  • Aliens vs. Predator – $29.99 $19.99
Now these titles are ten dollars under the ‘greatest hits’ or ‘platinum hits’ fee they would normally charge for them new. So they aren’t badly priced anymore. 
[Source: SEGA.Blog]

Sonic & SEGA All – Stars Racing now on Games On Demand


SEGA have just announced today that the all star title from Sumo Digital is now up for download on Xbox Live via Microsoft’s Games on Demand service. ASR joins the ranks with SEGA titles Bayonetta and Aliens Vs. Predator.

Sonic and SEGA All – Stars Racing will set you back $29.99. Well worth it.

Here’s to another way to play as Ryo!

[Source: Gameplay Today]

Gamefly’s year-end sale has super cheap SEGA games

Seriously, bust out those wallets. Each game is used but comes with a never used case and manual. Best of all? They have free shipping. I hate paying for shipping! Check out the list of SEGA games you will be able to have…

PlayStation 3:

  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing -$12.99 [Review]
  • Yakuza 3 – $14.99 [Review]
  • Bayonetta – $9.99 [Review]

Xbox 360:

  • Iron Man 2 – $6.99 [Review]
  • Aliens vs. Predator – $9.99 [Review]
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – $12.99 [Review]

The Wii didn’t have any SEGA published game on sale, but there was a few games that SEGA fans might want like Sin & Punishment: Star Successor ($12.99) and Ivy the Kiwi? ($9.99). Check the full list here.

The sale ends on January 3rd, so you can still return all the cloths your parents sent you for the Holidays.

Bayonetta, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing $20 at Best Buy

Best Buy is selling Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for $20. The site does not specify if this is a permanent price drop or a sale. It might be a good idea to pick up Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing while this deal is here if you have not experienced the game yet.

This deal is only active for the PS3, XBOX 360 and Wii versions of the game. If you plan on getting one of the HD versions you might have to wait a while, Best Buy says both the PS3 and XBOX 360 versions are backordered.

If you are still unsure about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, go read the SEGAbits review.  Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a good buy for $20.

Click here to buy the XBOX 360 version
Click here to buy the PS3 version
Click here to buy the Wii version

[ EDIT: Just wanted to add this. If you are dead set on getting one of the HD versions you can snag them for $28 at Amazon. ]

[Source: I4U NEWS]

[UPDATE 1] Bayonetta is also $20 at Best Buy – PS3, XBOX 360

Forklift Number 5 of 1000

Ryo's Forklift

It’s here! The major award has arrived: the ‘Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing’ Ryo Hazuki forklift statue. The short version of how I came about the figure: I entered a Sega contest a few months back and last week I won the figure. The figure was limited run of 1,000 was was only available via the online contest, with a handful making it over to Europe and distributed via Sega Europe’s Free Stuff Friday giveaway. Now enough chatter, let’s take a look at the figure!

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SEGA All-Stars Racing DLC out today

“It’s a 1986, don’t hate.”

Nothing really big, just two items confirmed if you happen to be a European PS3 owner, since it was revealed via the European Playstation blog. Death Egg Zone seems like a track and character… lets hope it makes it to the American update.

– Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone (£4.79/€5.99)
– Ryu Forklift Character Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

Also, there is now price drops on both Outrun Arcade Online (£7.99/€9.99 now – £5.25/€6.59) and Gunstar Heroes (£3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99). If you don’t own them, maybe its time to pick them up.

[Via TSS]

Dress your Xbox avatar in SEGA gear

Got 160 MS points? You can make your avatar look like Ryo from Shenmue now. Yes, SEGA has unloaded a ton of clothing upon Xbox Live Marketplace for your avatar. Pick your poison:

Ryo Hazuki Jacket (160pts)
Dr.Eggman Glasses (80pts)
Crabmeat Prop (240pts)
Sonic Car Prop (240pts)
Tails Tornado Prop (240pts)
SEGA T-Shirt (80pts)
Billy Hatcher Helmet (80pts)

Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Launch Trailer

No longer must we endure a world with out Sega & Sonic All Star Racing, It is almost upon us!

So in the mean time, here is the launch trailer for Sega All Star Racing!

The game has already released in the US and it hits the stores in Europe this Friday, (Feb 26th) I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Also, be sure too check out IGNs Video Review!

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing on Inside Xbox

The talking head behind the microphone for Inside Xbox goes and visits Sumo Digital to talk about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. If you want to know about why Sonic name is in the title, how Banjo tie-in came along and avatars check out the video.

Win limited edition Ryo Hazuki forklift figurine

Look at that awesome figure, wouldn’t you want to have one? I would! Problem? There are only 75 made. So you should all sign up and hope to get one. If not you can always try ebay and pay way too much for one. Enter the contest here.

Getting that error? Well, I forgot to mention that the contest is only for US residents only.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing demo out for DS

If you have access to the Nintendo Channel, you will have the ability to download the demo for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. I think this is only for DSi’s, right? Either way, you can see what it looks like via the YouTube video above.

SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show #1: Episode One

Here is the first SEGAbits podcast, proudly named the “Swingin’ Report Show” and if you didn’t get the reference, it is from Space Channel 5. Sorry if we freeze up sometimes, I have not done a podcast since forever and I’m sure Sharky and Aki-at haven’t done one in a long time either. Besides that, enjoy our very first show!