MWU: The obvious comparison is Mario Kart, which could be years away on Wii U. Even though Sonic has become an iconic multiplatform character, Nintendo fans are still loyal to their mascot. How do you convince Nintendo gamers to play a game like Sonic & All-Stars Racing instead of waiting for Mario Kart?
SL: Well I’d say that we’re a very different experience. Not only does the multi-surface play have make it very fresh, but we’re also exploring lots of different SEGA games which really varies the levels you’ll play on. Mario Kart tends to stick to the Mario universe instead.
On top of that the split-screen everywhere mantra means that you can take 5 players all the way through the game, and online, which is a big step up from what’s been before.
What I’m hoping is Nintendo will now have to take a leaf from our game for their next Mario Kart. I think we’ve pushed the genre forward with this game – that and it’s really good honest fun and real gamers games. Try it, I think you’ll love it!