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SEGA AGES: Virtua Racing to include one-vs-one online, local multiplayer for up to eight players

All the fun of the arcade, minus the weirdos and grime

SEGA Ages: Virtua Racing is coming to the Switch this Spring in Japan, and it's going to have some extra features. The biggest addition comes in terms of multiplayer features. Not only will the game have one-on-one online races, it'll also allow for eight-player local split-screen.

With online races, you'll be able to see how your opponent is doing via a picture-in-picture feature. With local multiplayer, you can set races for five laps or twenty-laps. SEGA even showcased how local multiplayer matches will be displayed on one TV. The images below depict five player and eight player matches.


Team Sonic Racing - 'Bingo Party' soundtrack sample

BINGO!

Bingo Party returns with an amazing new remix in Team Sonic Racing! Talented chiptune artist TORIENA teamed up with Jun Senoue for an amazing new take inspired by the Sonic Heroes classic.

Team Sonic Racing - Customization trailer

Turn your vehicle into a Frakenstein

Customize your car any way you want it in Team Sonic Racing! Check out a look at the new parts, paint, and decal options, as well as some new footage from the game.

SXSW 2019 - Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog panel live-stream (starts at 2 PM EDT)

Watch live video from SXSWGaming on www.twitch.tv

We don't know what'll come of this live-stream event, but we're here to cover it! We'll update this post with any pertinent info.

Team Sonic Racing

- change all sorts of parts on your cars, including horns, paint, wheels, and much more
- you can also add decals to your car, and color them as you see fit
- Team Sonic Racing Overdrive is a two-part animated feature released in collaboration with the game

Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining - another round of screens and art

Check out the latest screens and art here and here

Peace had arrived in the old continent of Alfheim… or rather, peace should have arrived. Yuma, the hero who disappeared. Sightings of the magic knight Zest, who should have been destroyed. And Princess Excela’s activities behind the scenes. Kirika, Sonia, and Rinna, who made the charge to chase after them, encountered a boy and girl in another world. The old continent of Alfheim and the fantasy continent of Endias. When the gate of the sealed god, which once again appeared, connects the two worlds, a new story begins.

Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining - another batch of screens and art

Check out more here

Peace had arrived in the old continent of Alfheim… or rather, peace should have arrived. Yuma, the hero who disappeared. Sightings of the magic knight Zest, who should have been destroyed. And Princess Excela’s activities behind the scenes. Kirika, Sonia, and Rinna, who made the charge to chase after them, encountered a boy and girl in another world. The old continent of Alfheim and the fantasy continent of Endias. When the gate of the sealed god, which once again appeared, connects the two worlds, a new story begins.

RUMOR - This week's Sonic the Hedgehog movie leaks might be of an earlier design for Sonic, overall appearance could be different in the film

There's still hope, Sonic fans

Some of the biggest news to come out this week was related to more leaks of Sonic as he appears in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film. Or at least, that's what the internet at large thought he would look like. Some new info has come out from the gang over at Tails' Channel, and it gives us some slight hope that Sonic's design might be tweaked a bit for the film.

- the most recent Sonic movie leaks/renders will not appear in the film
- these are screengrabs from a video that was pitched to Sony pictures prior to Paramount taking over
- the full render image is not the 'definite, final render' for the film

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

SEGA's Aaron Webber visits Tokyo with Arin from Game Grumps & Jirard The Completionist to try out Team Sonic Racing and record a Big the Cat song

Me me big boy

We took a trip to Tokyo to check out the new SEGA of Japan HQ, see Tokyo Game Show, play some Team Sonic Racing, and record a special song in the studio with Jun Senoue himself! Big thanks to Arin from Game Grumps and Jirard The Completionist for joining us, as well as Jun Senoue and the team at SEGA of Japan for offering up their time to host us!

Sonic fans aim to fix Sonic's rumored movie design in the latest episode of Jacksfilms' YIAY

Salty Sonic fans

Ever since we had the full-body leak of Sonic as he appears in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, fans have been going nuts with redesigns, revamps, and memes. In the most recent episode of YIAY from Jacksfilms, we get to see a best-of compilation of some of those fan ideas.

RUMOR - Another look at Sonic in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie has surfaced

The blue blur it more, please

I know we're calling these rumors, but I think we all know the most recent round of leaks are the real deal. The latest image supposedly comes from a number of recent promotional events, and may also pop up during things like SEGA's panel at SXSW. It definitely lines up with recent renders, whether you view that as a good or bad thing.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!