Sonic’s new kart-racing game, Team Sonic Racing, will be hitting stores later this year. With Team Sonic and Team Dark already revealed, SEGA has finally revealed the next team of three to join the ranks of Team Sonic Racing: Team Rose.
This iteration of Team Rose consists of Amy Rose, Big the Cat, and a group of four Chao. Amy, of course, is the namesake of the team and has been the leader of Team Rose since its inception in
Sonic Heroes. The group of Chao consists of a baby Chao, a Dark Chao, a Hero Chao, and Omochao, and all four will be shoved into one Fisher-Price-esque car. Big the Cat’s inclusion is somewhat curious—SEGA’s former digital brand manager referred to Big as “retired” in a 2012 interview, and his last playable appearance in a non-mobile game was Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. But it looks like he’s making a return at last!
Team Rose’s roster has been a little shakier than the other teams throughout Sonic history. While Big and Amy are returning members, Cream the Rabbit and her Chao Cheese are noticeably absent. Additionally, Vector the Crocodile was also briefly a member in
Sonic Free Riders. We’ll have to wait and see if any of them make the cut on other teams in this new game.
There will be fifteen playable characters in
Team Sonic Racing, which means two more teams will be revealed soon. Team Sonic Racing does not have an exact launch date yet, but it will be available this winter.
Source: Nintendo Everything