Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed also coming to Android this winter
Veteran games publisher SEGA has announced its winter line-up of mobile titles, which includes a remastered version of fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Android. Like the original Sonic and Sonic CD, the remastered Sonic 2 will feature upgraded audio and visuals, and 60fps gameplay. Release is scheduled for sometime in November.
Four other SEGA titles are coming to mobile this winter, though three — Demon Tribe, Go Dance and Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper — will be skipping Android and heading to iOS only. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed brings transformable vehicles and four-player online and local multiplayer to the kart-racing series. The title will be heading to both Android and iOS, though there's no firm release window just yet.
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SEGA REVEALS STELLAR MOBILE LINE UP FEATURING ICONIC FRANCHISES AND NEW CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mobile Gamers to Swipe and Tap Through Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed; Sonic The Hedgehog 2; Demon Tribe; Go Dance and Rhythm Thief &
The Paris Caper
SAN FRANCISCO – October 21st, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announce a line-up of five titles coming soon to mobile and tablet devices with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ and a special, re-mastered release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2™ leading the charge, along with Demon Tribe – a new, unique multiplayer RPG led by renowned producer/director Masayoshi Kikuchi.
“As the audience for mobile gaming continues to grow, we’re proud to expand our portfolio of digital titles with a wide array of genres,” said SEGA of America Vice President of Digital Business Chris Olson. “With card collecting and MOBA-style battles inDemon Tribe™, mystery solving timed to the beat in Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper™, and chart topping tracks in GO DANCE™, SEGA’s latest portable offerings have something for everyone.”
SEGA and Sonic are transforming racing on mobile platforms
Platforms: iOS, Android | Release Date: Winter, 2013
SEGA is preparing to leave the competition in its dust as the critically acclaimed action racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ makes its way to mobile platforms. Race as Sonic and a host of legendary SEGA All-Stars across land, sea and air in amazing transformable vehicles as they battle for first place at the finish line. This sequel to the hit 2011 mobile game Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing™ will bring all of the competitive, fast paced, transforming action from its wildly successful console counterpart with a host of new features and improvements. With a reimagined World Tour, super competitive 4 player local and online races and comprehensive social integration, this will be the ultimate multiplayer racer on mobile. Start your engines and get ready to transform your racing experience on the go!
The best gets better with Sonic The Hedgehog™ 2 re-mastered for mobile
Platforms: iOS, Android | Release Date: November, 2013
Get ready for the ultimate spin as one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time receives a definitive update for the mobile generation. Sonic fans and newcomers alike will see Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in a brand new light. Revisit the game that first introduced Miles “Tails” Prower and some of the most legendary environments in Sonic history. See special stages and classic levels such as Casino Night Zone and Chemical Plant with re-mastered audio and upgraded visuals running at a silky smooth frame rate of 60fps.
This version of the classic sequel is coming to Android for the first time ever and will be made available as a free update for existing iOS owners.
Enter the vicious world of Demon Tribe™
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | Release Date: Winter, 2013
From Masayoshi Kikuchi, who worked on classic titles such as the Panzer Dragoon series, the Yakuza series, and Jet Grind Radio, comes Demon Tribe™. Set in a dark fantasy world facing the threat of a demon infestation, Demon Tribe™ blends MOBA, card collecting, and action-RPG gameplay elements for a thrilling experience. Capture and fuse demons to build the ultimate team and enter battle with both cooperative and competitive MOBA-style engagements supporting up to 6 players in 3v3 synchronous battles.
Mystery and music meet in Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper™
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | Release Date: Early 2014
Join Raphael and his faithful canine companion Fondue as they investigate the mystery of his father’s strange disappearance. Tap to the beat through the streets of the City of Lights, gather clues, and thwart enemies in this toe-tapping rhythmic adventure.
Move to the music anytime, anywhere with GO DANCE™
Platforms: iPad, iPhone | Release Date: September 12, 2013
Featuring chart topping tracks from LMFAO, Avicii, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and more, GO DANCE™ gives players the freedom to dance, share and compete with friends around the world, anytime and anywhere. Utilizing Extreme Reality™ motion-capture technology by XTR to turn the FaceTime® Camera into a motion-sensor, GO DANCE™ players can improve their dancing skills on the go as movements are captured and scored in real-time.
SEGA will share more information on each game in the coming weeks.
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