God I hate having to type this games title out with each new update. Anyways SEGA let loose some new media for the upcoming land, sea, air racing hybrid this morning. Along with some info on the Wii U build of the game. First the new trailer.
As you can see, there will be race courses based on After Burner: Climax, Sonic Colors, Samba De Amigo, and Skies of Arcadia. Sumo has apparently come out and said the names of the shown tracks so far. they are “Ocean View” from Sonic Heroes, “Samba Studios” from Samba De Amigo, “Carrier Zone” from After Burner: Climax, “Galactic Parade” from Sonic Colors, “Rogues Landing” from Skies of Arcadia, “Dream Valley” from NiGHTS, and “Outrun Bay” from Outrun 2. Hey wait a minute… Didn’t I put “Pure Valley” from NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams as my number one most wanted track for this game in our top 5 most wanted characters/tracks? Why yes, yes I did. Now they better fucking have Segata Sanshiro in this game!
As for the Wii U build, it will do a lot of what you would expect. The touch screen will display the map and position of competing racers as well as show the trajectory of your launched weapons. You can also swipe your finger down the screen to pull the game onto the gamepad screen, and swipe it back up to put it back on the TV. You can also use the motion control capabilities of the gamepad to steer by tilting the gamepad itself. God knows why anyone would want to, but it’s there nonetheless. The Wii U version will also have exclusive mini games that make use of Nintendo’s current boner for Asymmetrical Multiplayer. One such mini game involves the player with the Gamepad playing as Aiai in his classic Monkey Ball. The other two players are miniature versions of Sonic and Tails. The player controlling Aiai will try to roll around and squash the other two players, whose goal is to avoid being squashed and collect as many bananas as possible. As for the power of the system, Sumo Digital is still getting to grips with the hardware and what it can do but rest assured, it will easily be on par with the other versions. All things considered, this is shaping up to be a pretty damn exciting racing game. Hopefully it can breath some fresh air into the subgenre that hasn’t really been seen since Diddy Kong Racing all those years ago.