Temple Trouble (Rogue Cup)
Dragon Canyon is a stage in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The stage is inspired by Panzer Dragoon, an on-rails shooter game by SEGA, and is shown in several screenshots and the first two trailers.
The track is a canyon with a Panzer Dragoon twist. The track also has a cave at the start that leads to a bridge joined to the track's signature hairpin turn
The Hero's blue dragon is featured in the track, flying through the stage and perching on a rock formation in a hairpin turn. The transformation gimmick is emphasized in the track as there are bodies of water and a huge valley for planes to fly in. A new feature in the game has some tracks terraforming and/or getting destroyed over the course of the race, similar to Motorstorm Apocalypse. In the second lap of the race, the dirt road leading to the cave is blocked off by bits of a broken statue, forcing the racers go through a river detour. In the final lap, a creature destroys the bridge leading to the track's trademark hairpin turn, forcing the racers to transform their vehicles to jets.
Dragon Canyon is seen in the E3 trailer of the game, with Sonic, Aiai, Shadow and the others lining up for a race. They speed off into a cave with Sonic in the lead, with Vyse and Amy following him. Vyse catches up to Sonic but Amy catches up to them as they race out of the cave. Sonic passes Amy while the racers go through twisty turns and huge bumps before jumping off a cliff, which showcases Sonic's Speed Star transforming into a jet, then racing off with Tails doing a couple barrel rolls (for added effect) before switching to raw gameplay.
It is later seen in the game's extended Comic-Con trailer, which is the start of its E3 trailer, with added sections, like Vyse launching missiles at the racers and Sonic indicating a dead end. After Sonic and Tails transform their cars into jets and rocket off, they fly alongside Aiai and Amy, but then Tails accidentally transforms his jet into a boat while Gillius Thunderhead and Joe Musashi suddenly appear and Sonic flies away. He then rejoins the race with a boat, but everyone is suddenly ambushed by Doctor Eggman with missiles that destroy some rocks. Sonic gets launched into the air, while Eggman follows suit, but with explosions to propel him upwards. Sonic has a trick up his sleeve; he is able to use a kind of boost that propels him forward. He uses it, knocks Eggman out of the sky, and races off, referencing the opening cutscene of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
The track for this is a techno remix of Flight from the first level of Panzer Dragoon.
The intro theme was the main theme from the same game.
- This was the first level (alongside Temple Trouble) to be the first revealed for the game
- Dragon Canyon is on the front cover of Archie Sonic Universe Issue 45.
|Dragon Cup||Ocean View + Samba Studios + Carrier Zone + Dragon Canyon|
|Rogue Cup||Temple Trouble + Galactic Parade + Seasonal Shrines + Rogues' Landing|
|Emerald Cup||Dream Valley + Chilly Castle + Graffiti City + Sanctuary Falls|
|Arcade Cup||Graveyard Gig + Adder's Lair + Burning Depths + Race of Ages|
|Classic Cup||Sunshine Tour + Shibuya Downtown + Roulette Road + Egg Hangar|
|Bonus Edition||OutRun Bay|