Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing finally announced

The first trailer and screenshots are out for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and excuse me for coming off as naive, but they look pretty good. Sonic is present and accounted for along with his pals Amy and Tails and his nemesis Dr. Eggman. Other non-Sonic based SEGA characters include AiAi of Super Monkey Ball fame and Samba from Samba De Amigo. Here’s hoping they’re just holding back Ulala as an unlockable character.

Normal kart racing staples have been confirmed including power-ups, weapons, a bunch of different vehicles and a slew of different environments to speed through. Characters will all have customizable vehicles and super-moves with Sonic being able to go Super Sonic, Tails deploying the Tails Tornado and even AiAi letting loose the fury of the Banana Blitz, whatever that is.

A competent-looking kart racer from SEGA. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea, just maybe 17 years too late. One question though SEGA, why does Sonic need a car anyway? He’s Sonic.

Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and DS some time early next year.