Fans Asked To Pick Sonic & All Stars Racing DLC; Will Sega Hear Them Out?

Four days before the game's release, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed was already getting suggestions from its community for future downloadable content additions. Steve Lycett of Sumo Digital, the game's developer, popped into the thread, joked about how tough it was to please the fans, then set down a challenge.

If they could come up with a way to pick three characters, he'd present the results to Sega.

Well, they've somewhat called Lycett's bluff. Three characters, in an online vote, have satisfied his demands of getting at least 1000 votes by December 1, in a campaign massing nearly 15,000 votes overall. So far Hatsune Miku, Segata Sanshiro (the Sega Saturn mascot), Ryo Hazuki of Shenmue each have more than 2000 votes.

The next two closest characters are Vectorman at 939 and Bayonetta at 890, which could push them over the 1000 vote tally but still well short of these top three. With no guarantees Sega will go for any of these choices, it may not hurt for Lycett to have some alternates.

The game is set up for downloadable content releases (you get Metal Sonic and two Outrun tracks, locked on the disc, with the game's "Bonus Edition") but Sega hasn't made any plans official yet. However, changing your system's date to November 21, unlocks Alex Kidd as a racer, a kind of Christmas present for the community.

S0L's Challenge: The Campaign for SEGA characters to become DLC. [Sega forums; thanks Skyler O.]


    Bayonetta isn't exactly a Sega property though?

      And Solid Snake isn't Nintendo property (see: SSBB). They just get the rights from whoever's property it is so they can get Bayonetta to appear in Sonic & All Stars.

    I kinda laughed at the idea of Hatsune Miku racing, What would her vehicle be? Also with bayonetta, Would there be crotch shots right into the camera? Gotta keep it authentic.

      Leek-Mobile, perhaps even Len and Rin entangled together with wheels, like Shiva from FFXIII.

      No less funny than Sonic needing a car at all. I'm keen for some Segata Sanshiro myself.

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    Sega fans are dicks

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