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Sonic and friends are officially heading back to the track later this year with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. As the title implies, the cast of Sega characters drive transforming vehicles this time around, with screenshots showing off planes, boats and, of course, cars. The roster now includes more favorite Sega characters, including Vyse from Skies of Arcadia and Gilius Thunderhead (A.K.A. "the dwarf") from Golden Axe.

The game also promises dynamic tracks and a "fair weapon system" that allows players to block or evade incoming attacks. One of those tracks is based on Panzer Dragoon, which makes this racing sequel the closest thing to a new Panzer Dragoon game in a long time (well, almost).

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will make its way to Xbox, PS3, Vita, 3DS and PC this holiday.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.