Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available to download

Sega Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (iPhone screenshot 003)

Rather unexpectedly and with little fanfare, games maker Sega has released a brand new title on the App Store. Called Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the game is actually the official iOS port of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for consoles and part of its 2013 winter release schedule.

If you’ve played Mario-like kart racing games such as Rovio’s Angry Birds Go!, you should feel right at home in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. A pared down version of Transformed on consoles, the game sports a brand new World Tour mode designed specifically for mobile, with multiplayer both locally and online for up to four players…

From iTunes release notes:

Race as Sonic and a host of legendary All-Stars and prepare to transform! Speed across land, sea and air in a high velocity battle to the finish line, as your amazing transformable vehicle changes from car to boat to plane mid-race. Racing on mobile will never be the same again!

Check out the trailer.

Isn’t it funny seeing Sonic driving when in fact he can outrun any vehicle with ease?

Just saying…

Tracks are pretty dynamic: you’ll discover alternate routes, with courses themselves changing throughout the race.

Sega Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (iPhone screenshot 002)

Sega Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (iPhone screenshot 001)

Features include support for iOS 7 physical controllers, daily and weekly challenges, online/local multiplayer challenges for up to four players, Facebook integration for your friends’s profile pics on the track and more.

The initial version includes ten legendary Sega characters, each with their own unique transformable vehicle, but more are “coming soon” by way of content updates.

Download Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for $4.99 from the App Store.

The 1.03GB download is universal so all your form-factor devices are supported natively, as long as they’re compatible with iOS 7 or later.

Back in December, Sega released a remastered Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for iOS and put some of its Sonic games up for a time-limited sale.