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KillerTravis
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(07-27-2012, 04:29 AM)
http://forums.sega.com/showthread.ph...=1#post7471522

Are we talking about playable choices, drivers, vehicle forms, which platform are we talking about, what?

Me, I go with actual playable choices on the character select. Over all the different platforms, this totals up to 29 actual playable choices. But that doesn't mean that there are 29 playable choices in all platforms (in fact no single platform has all 29). Some drop down to the low 20's, some instead have high 20's.

Why is this? Well some platforms have characters that are unique to that platform. I'm not going to say which, that's part of the fun of the reveals! Some are SEGA characters, some are not. Don't bother asking :P

Playable choices doesn't necessarily equal drivers either. Not as we're talking passengers or hood ornaments, counting those would indeed be cheap, but you know this is game all about transformation, we are doing things with the vehicles that we've not shown you, that are going to really surprise you.

There's a little more at the link, as well as other posts that reconfirm this claim.

Let the predictions begin!


Edit: I meant "characters", where's the mod-signal when you need it?
Last edited by KillerTravis; 07-27-2012 at 05:01 AM.
Dragonzord
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(07-27-2012, 04:32 AM)
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key word: SOME. I'm sure Banjo will return and Sackboy will show up.
GoofsterStud
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(07-27-2012, 04:33 AM)
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Buying Sackboy's version. I love Sackboy and I don't know why...
Salvadora
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(07-27-2012, 04:34 AM)
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Pretty cool.
erpg
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(07-27-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Platform exclusive Sega characters? Damn it. Against. Against. Against.
Drago
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(07-27-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Mario for WiiU and 3DS

do it, Sega
Hobbestetrician
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(07-27-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Probably Banjo again for 360 and conventional wisdom would say Sackboy on PS3/Vita and Mario on Wii/U/3DS but would they really put those characters in a cart-racing game when they will already have their own games?
RedBoot
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(07-27-2012, 04:35 AM)
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If this is "Banjo in the 360 version" or "The iOS/3DS/etc version is missing a few characters" then no worries.

If this is "Buy the 360 for Toejam and Earl or the PS3 for Kazuma Kiryu," then that's bad.
Plinko
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(07-27-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by GoofsterStud

Buying Sackboy's version. I love Sackboy and I don't know why...

To me, Sackboy is the absolute worst mascot to hit gaming in a decade. I cannot possibly understand the appeal.
dani_dc
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(07-27-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Some drop down to the low 20's, some instead have high 20's.

That sounds like a fairly significant difference, I imagine the pc version is the former since I can't see any reason for it to have exclusive characters... Unless they use steamworks and add TF2 characters.
Seda
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(07-27-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hobbestetrician

Probably Banjo again for 360 and conventional wisdom would say Sackboy on PS3/Vita and Mario on Wii/U/3DS but would they really put those characters in a cart-racing game when they will already have their own games?

They also said "some are Sega characters".

What Sega character would make sense to be exclusive to a platform?

Welkin driving Edelweiss cart confirmed.
Satchel
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(07-27-2012, 04:40 AM)
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I'm buying whichever version gets Nights.

Or is he already confirmed as a character?
Infernal Monkey
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(07-27-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Some drop down to the low 20's, some instead have high 20's.

That's racist.
Seven Force
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(07-27-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satchel

I'm buying whichever version gets Nights.

Or is he already confirmed as a character?

NiGHTS and Reala are confirmed, last I checked.
Seda
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(07-27-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Satchel

I'm buying whichever version gets Nights.

Or is he already confirmed as a character?

http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481549
Satchel
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(07-27-2012, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seven Force

NiGHTS and Reala are confirmed, last I checked.

Then I might just go and get the Wii U version.
Plinko
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(07-27-2012, 04:43 AM)
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Playable choices doesn't necessarily equal drivers either. Not as we're talking passengers or hood ornaments, counting those would indeed be cheap, but you know this is game all about transformation, we are doing things with the vehicles that we've not shown you, that are going to really surprise you.

So there aren't actually 29 different characters after all? Are they counting different transformations of each character as a "playable choice?"
J@hranimo
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(07-27-2012, 04:43 AM)
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This is intriguing. Can definitely influence multiple console purchases for some.

I really want Diddy Kong for the Wii U or 3DS version because transforming between all his vehicles from DKR would be amazing.
SAB CA
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(07-27-2012, 04:44 AM)
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Rhythm Thief on Nintendo systems?
Properties like Aliens and Total War on Sony?
Gunvalkyrie on Xbox?

This could all get rather weird. Don't really mind it though. Mario, Olimar, or the P100 guys showing up in the WiiU version would be pretty cool.
Sarcastic Response
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(07-27-2012, 04:44 AM)
Whichever character Sony gets, the Vita's special vehicle will be a coffin.
Rlan
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(07-27-2012, 04:44 AM)
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Well the Xbox version of the original had:



And the Wii version had:



So I'll assume they're back in for WiiU, 3DS and Xbox 360 versions. PS3 will miss out, I guess.
Endo Punk
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(07-27-2012, 04:44 AM)
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Kazuma Kiryu needs to get in on the racing action
J@hranimo
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(07-27-2012, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcastic Response

Whichever character Sony gets, the Vita's special vehicle will be a coffin.

lmao shots fired
Drago
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(07-27-2012, 04:46 AM)
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Edit: this wasn't a funny joke
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GoofsterStud
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(07-27-2012, 04:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

To me, Sackboy is the absolute worst mascot to hit gaming in a decade. I cannot possibly understand the appeal.

To be honest until I played Little Big Planet 2, I never understood the appeal either. After playing it, he grows on you. I don't understand it myself.

Originally Posted by Drago

Ridden by Ryo Hazuki

NOOOO, I don't want to buy a PS Vita to support Shemnue. *grr*
Satchel
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(07-27-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by GoofsterStud

To be honest until I played Little Big Planet 2, I never understood the appeal either. After playing it, he grows on you. I don't understand it

I see the appeal in the character. Just not the game. Sackboy is a cool mascot.
SykoTech
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(07-27-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lyphen

Platform exclusive Sega characters? Damn it. Against. Against. Against.

This. Exclusive guest characters are fine, but exclusive Sega characters? Screw that.

I'll be pissed if someone like Ristar or Vectorman get in but are exclusive to the 360 version.
Hours Left
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(07-27-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Not a fan of this practice. Some versions will be missing multiple characters? Not cool.
Ceebs
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(07-27-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Gordon in the HL2 buggy for PC?
TheOGB
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(07-27-2012, 04:52 AM)
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Gonna be weird as fuck PC version short-changed confirmed :/

Originally Posted by Sarcastic Response

Whichever character Sony gets, the Vita's special vehicle will be a coffin.

goddamn :lol
Takao
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(07-27-2012, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

key word: SOME. I'm sure Banjo will return and Sackboy will show up.

I'm not so certain SCE will be okay with Sackboy being in another racing game that launches within the same time frame LBP Karting will.
Loch Doun
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(07-27-2012, 04:55 AM)
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My guesses:
Banjo & avatars for Xbox
Modnation dude for PS
Totobeni
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(07-27-2012, 04:55 AM)
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well Toro is Playstation official and only mascot,Sackthingy is just a an abomination.

but I can see Kratos in PS3 version and Toro on Vita.


360 version need the legendary Master Chief,seriously.
SykoTech
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(07-27-2012, 04:56 AM)
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Sackboy would be awesome, but I doubt he'd get in. I remember hearing that the reason the PS3 version of the first Sega All-Stars Racing had no extra characters is because Sony didn't want it to compete with ModNation Racers. The same situation will probably arise here, with LBPKarting on the horizon.
Khezu
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(07-27-2012, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

To me, Sackboy is the absolute worst mascot to hit gaming in a decade. I cannot possibly understand the appeal.

I find him to be really creepy looking, he looks like he belongs in a killer doll horror movie.
The Grim Heaper
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(07-27-2012, 04:59 AM)
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xbox version should have cole train driving his very own train
Box of Bunnies
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(07-27-2012, 05:01 AM)
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"Some are SEGA characters, some are not." could mean that not all of the characters in the game are SEGA characters (so like Banjo and the Mii in the original, and the already announced NASCAR driver and Wreck-It Ralph), not necessarily that some of the platform-exclusive characters are SEGA characters

At least, that's the way I'm hoping it's meant. Every bit of news about this game seems to make me less hyped for it.
Pociask
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(07-27-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Any word if Segata Sanshiro will get in? If not as a driver, he'd make an awesome shield item. Really though, he should drive around with a giant Sega Saturn controller strapped to him. Maybe his car is just a Sega Saturn controller.
BlackIronCount
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(07-27-2012, 05:02 AM)
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it could be sega character so for PS3 welkin with edelweiss tank or kiryu with his taxi from yakuza 5:P
OldJadedGamer
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(07-27-2012, 05:04 AM)
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I never used Banjo in the first one.
Box of Bunnies
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(07-27-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pociask

Any word if Segata Sanshiro will get in?

All the "real person's likeness" money probably went to Danica. You didn't actually expect SEGA fanservice in your SEGA fanservice game, did you?
MattKeil
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(07-27-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Dammit, I'm going to have to buy the PS3 version if I want Kazuma, I just know it.
PorygonVandal
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(07-27-2012, 05:05 AM)
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Captain Falcon in Wii U version and Samus in 3DS version, please SEGA
Combichristoffersen
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(07-27-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

So there aren't actually 29 different characters after all? Are they counting different transformations of each character as a "playable choice?"

I like the look of the character, he's cute and charming. I don't give a toss about the LBP games though.
SalsaShark
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(07-27-2012, 05:08 AM)
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PC = Dope Fish
Lindsay
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(07-27-2012, 05:13 AM)
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With each passing bite o' news I see from this game the more annoyed with it I become. Great marketing job Segac! I've gone from a surefire Day 1 buyer to reallyyyy uncertain about grabbing this one.
Daydream Sequence
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(07-27-2012, 05:18 AM)

Originally Posted by Plinko

To me, Sackboy is the absolute worst mascot to hit gaming in a decade. I cannot possibly understand the appeal.

Banjo for me, but agreed about Sackboy. Such a blahhh mascot, but kinda sums up Sony now. Just kinda going through the motions most of the time.
PhantomOfTheKnight
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(07-27-2012, 05:19 AM)
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I can see SackBoy and Sly Cooper in the PS3 and Vita versions. Not so sure about the other platforms.
Combichristoffersen
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(07-27-2012, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by PhantomOfTheKnight

I can see SackBoy and Sly Cooper in the PS3 and Vita versions. Not so sure about the other platforms.

Banjo in the 360 version, Mario in the Nintendo versions, Gaben in the PC version.
Syphon Filter
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(07-27-2012, 05:23 AM)
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so gordon for the pc version? or maybe a zerg?

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