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Wreck-It Ralph joins the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed roster

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Wreck-It Ralph is "gonna wreck it" in SEGA's upcoming racing video game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

SEGA announced today that the title character of Wal Disney Animation Studios' upcoming comedy will appear alongside Sonic and gang as a playable character in both single player and multiplayer game modes.

“Wreck-It Ralph will make a great addition to our stellar cast in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed,” said chairman and chief content officer at SEGA of America Masanao Maeda. “Disney has created a unique film experience that will appeal to gamers of all ages, and our video game collaboration will give fans the opportunity to interact with their character on the small screen as well.”

“To have Wreck-It Ralph included in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a dream come true,” said Rich Moore, director of the animated feature film Wreck-It Ralph. “The film pays homage to the video games I loved as a kid, including Sonic the Hedgehog in a special cameo, so being able to see Wreck-It Ralph in a real video game alongside Sonic and other iconic SEGA characters is unbelievably exciting for me and should be a treat for fans!”

For those unfamiliar, Wreck-It Ralph is an upcoming animated film that centers around the "villain" of an old arcade classic who sets off on an adventure across various games after he decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. Ralph, the misunderstood villain in the classic arcade game "Fix-It Felix, Jr" sets out to prove he can be a hero too. Despite his appearance in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Wreck-It Ralph will also have a standalone game of his own for Nintendo Wii, 3DS, and DS.

It's only fitting that a movie about a video game character is in a game that features so many other iconic characters. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita, and PC this November. At E3, SEGA revealed that NASCAR phenom Danica Patrick is also part of the racing roster.

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