Format Exclusive Characters In ASR And DLC Confirmed

Format Exclusive Characters In ASR And DLC Confirmed

S&SASR Xbox 360 box art

[UPDATE]: We can now confirm DLC will also be in Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing. Looking at the back cover you can see one Xbox Live feature with 3 words and looking at Xbox Live features listed on the back cover of Xbox 360 games only one feature contains 3 words and that feature is ‘game-content download’. Could Sumo Digital be listening to the fan’s character/track request’s? [/UPDATE END]

The box art for the Xbox 360 version of Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing has been leaked and on it we can see the rumours regarding format exclusive characters were true. The back cover reveals Rare’s Banjo and Kazooie will be appearing in the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Now we’re left to wonder who will be appearing in the PS3, Wii and DS versions. With Wii and DS both being Nintendo formats it’s likely the same character will appear on both of those formats. So perhaps Mario on Wii and DS? Ratchet and Clank on PS3? There’s no telling who will be in the PC version. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Thanks to Spark from for bringing this news to our attention from Chris Lewis’ Website who is Sega Europes boxart designer.

Chris Lewis’s site with pics

Chris say’s on the page that the box art is a work in progress but this still obviously confirms Banjo and Kazooie.

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  1. I’m thinking (hoping) either Jak and Daxter OR Ratchet and Clank for PS3 (it’ll probably be someone like Drake, or the Sackboy), Captain Falcon for Wii, and Mario for DS.

  2. Personally, I’m hoping for Sackboy for the PS3 version, Mario for the DS version, and either Captain Falcon or Kirby for the Wii version.

  3. I called Mario in a previous topic 😛 Hold your praise please

    That just leaves (Crash Bandicoot..? He’s been a Sony staple since the beginning?) for the PS3 version

  4. ^Crash Bandicoot (and I might as well add Spyro) were never Sony IPs. They have always been owned by Vivendi-Universal.

  5. Banjo-Kazooie?!





    Well, just one more unfortunate victim that’ll be eatin’ my dust when I’m playin’ as Sonic…

    …and Amy…

    …and Tails…

    …and Knuckles…

    basically as any Sonic character I play as…

    except Big.

  6. Crash used to be owned by Naughty Dog and Spyro used to be owned by Insomniac but both companied sold their characters to Vivendi-Universal who then sold them to Sierra who are now owned by Activision. You can find Crash and Spyro listed on Activisions website –|en_GB

    Click the right arrow until you see their names.

  7. ^Wrong. I have Spyro and Crash merchandise from the mid-90s that says Copyright 19XX Universal Studios, which is a division of Vivendi-Universal.

  8. Odd. I thought Naughty Dog owned Crash and Insomniac owned Spyro. Oh well, I never really examined too far into those franchises.

  9. ^Yeah, almost everyone makes that mistake. It’s because (I think) Insomniac and Naughty Dog had studios on Universal property, and the agreement was that they would make the characters for Universal, but Sony needed mascots of their own for the new PlayStation and jumped in on the “mascot hunting”. Obviously, it was only a temporary contract; that’s why the characters have been multiplat since the PS2 era.

  10. I’m really happy to hear this.Personally I think Banjo fits in rather well especially after Nuts & Bolts,but as far as the other console exclusive characters go,I would love to have Jak for PS3(he is known for being a good racer)
    and Mario or Captain Falcon for Wii.Although in the end it doesn’t really matter cause I’m already happy with the default roster of Sega characters.Anyway that’s just my opinion on things. 🙂

  11. Huh, wasn’t aware of all that.. but it would explain the cross over the 2 had several years ago.

    o_o Sony need a mascot.

    Maybe it’ll be Kaz Hirai? – RIDGE RACERRR!

  12. My predictions:

    Wii/DS: Mario. Obviously. No matter how much we gripe and moan for Link, Kirby, Capt. Falcon or any other Nintendo character with a history of racing, it’s gonna be Mario. In one of his karts from Mario Kart Wii.

    PS3: Sackboy. Why? Think about it: the Sonic costume downloads in his own game LBP fans are gonna get next month! That could’ve been a clue to the sackperson’s appearance in ASR. His car could be one of those cardboard cars you could drive in the City level in LBP, but for ASR, the big switch could be mounted onto a 360 degree gearbox for easier compatability with the wheel peripheral.

  13. If anyone would be in the Wii version it would be Mario; so stop complaining!! Mario is not only the face of gaming but also Nintendo’s leading mascot and it would feel unjust for him not to be the one.

    Also, Banjoe and Kazooie on the 360? WTF that sounds weird but also pretty interesting. I’ll be keeping watch.


    As for the Wii and DS would love to see mario,link, or captin falcon

    don’t care much for the PS3 so GTFO

  15. Yes Banjo is way better than Master Chief. Stupid Master Chief. This makes me happy because I already have a Banjo action figure that I can now put with all my Sonic figures. I too don’t care who they choose for the PS3 and am rooting for Mario or even Mario and Luigi together on Wii.

  16. @Lunar

    Nah. If they did decide to include a Pokemon character in the Wii/DS versions (Which I doubt) they’de prolly go for Pikachu.

  17. Banjo-Kazooie in the 360 version of the game actually makes sense since Banjo’s first appearance was in Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64.

    I’d like to get the PS3 version of the game (better graphics/Sackboy), but I don’t have a PS3, so I’ll have to settle for the Wii version. 🙁

    Oh yeah: I don’t think the PC version will have any exclusive characters, but we’ll have to wait and see.

  18. NO Ratchet & Clank will be in SASP. The Sony/Sega conference listed that. However it said nothing of Sackboy or Jak not being able to…

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