Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed Transforms Even More On Wii U

It may be hard to believe, but the Nintendo Wii U is launching in just over a week. If you're quick enough to snag one of the consoles for yourself, then you'll likely be wanting a few games to actually play on the thing. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is one such title, which just so happens to have a new trailer ready for release day.

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will be launching day and date with the Wii U on Nov. 18. That's also when you'll be able to pick up the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with portable consoles getting in on the action a few weeks later on Dec. 11. If you're having trouble deciding which version of the game to pick up, then you might want to check out the latest Wii U trailer.

One of the big questions surround Wii U games are how they will be utilizing the console's unique touch-screen gamepad. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed certainly looks to be taking advantage of the technology. For starters, the screen defaults as a level map and a rearview mirror. You can also track your fired weapons on the screen or, even cooler, add a fifth player to couch play. There's also a Wii U exclusive multiplayer mode that puts the person with the gamepad in control of a giant ball, trying to squash the other players who will be controlling their carts on the television screen.

And, of course, there's the ability to instantly beam the gameplay from the television screen to the controller, meaning you can keep your game going while another family member watches, um, the news?

Look for Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed to transform the way you race and, if you get the Wii U version, how you play the game on Nov. 18.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.