Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Dev Talks MK7 Similarities

If you’ve watched the debut trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, you may have thought to yourself, “haven’t I seen this before?”.  If you haven’t noticed before, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is very similar to the Mario Kart series, specifically the latest title in the franchise, Mario Kart 7.  Producer Joe Neate has explained some of the similarities between the two games, and also tells us that the game was under development before Mario Kart 7 was announced.  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is coming to the Nintendo 3DS later this year.  Continue reading for the similarities! -Greg Boe (admin)

Producer Joe Neate to CVG:

“The key thing is that vehicles can transform, so you can not only race on land but on water and in the air too. There can be up to three surfaces per track, meaning you can have cars racing alongside boats during certain sections, for example. The second part of the transformation element is that the tracks can transform in different ways.”

“When Nintendo showed MK7 in more detail we realized it was more focused on kart customization. So you have this option to not fly as such, but what we call ‘falling with style,’ and this gliding is something we had considered during pre-production on our game. But we decided to go with full 3D flying for our game, so you’re not forced to land after a certain amount of time. Obviously you have to take the flying route, but it’s full 3D movement and it’s a proper flying model.”

Source: My Nintendo News

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