This is one of those rumors I really hope pans out since it could give us a follow-up to a game I consider to be extremely underrated. Initially considered to be shovelware and the latest move by Sega that was akin to castrating our favorite blue hedgehog, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was a game that not only impressed me but provided some of the best kart racing action I’ve experienced in a long time. Featuring characters from every Sega franchise that gamers care about, sadly that meant Vector Man was M.I.A., Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was the perfect example of the bliss that’s to be had when kart racing action is handled perfectly.
Of course this news post isn’t meant so I can praise how good Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is as word has surfaced that a new entry is in the works. As per some info given to the folks over at The Sonic Stadium, Sumo Digital is developing an entry of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing bound for the PlayStation Vita, 3DS, and Wii U. This tidbit of news comes via an employee of Sumo Digital that decided to quasi reveal the news when asked about what the studio was working on next.
[quote]Now working on another title for Sega on 3DS, VITA and WiiU. [The] title we are working on is top secret but the last game we did for them was Sonic And Sega All-Star Racing, so the logical conclusion would be…[/quote]
Apparently everything in this rumor checks out so it’s just a case of figuring out what exactly is in the works. Since the next entry of Sega All-Stars Racing is forgoing the PS3 and Xbox 360 could it be possible that the Vita, 3DS, and Wii U are receiving an updated version of the first game? I don’t think most gamers would be keen to play a game that’s two years old already, but if some additional tracks and characters are thrown in it could entice those who never played the game, especially if console specific guest characters are thrown in like Mario.
Personally I would like to see a proper follow-up to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with completely new courses, characters, and revised karts, but if all we’re going to receive for now is a 1.5 installment of the first game then I guess that’ll suffice for now, especially in respect to expanding my library of PS Vita games. But if we’re lucky and are going to receive a full-on sequel then that’ll be an occasion I’ll break out in dance once an official announcement is made. I’ll admit that the omission of the PS3 and Xbox 360 is odd, but maybe we can just chalk that up to Sega being prepared for a debut entry to appear on the next-gen iteration of both those consoles.
With this news still being a rumor as of now there’s no telling when Sega will officially announce this project if it doesn’t somehow get canned in the next few months.