Could Sega's upcoming Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
end up being a crossover fan's dream come true? It could be if the current box art for the Xbox 360 version is any indication. According to the official box art that recently popped up on the official site
hosted by Sega, Banjo & Kazooie will be joining the cast in the 360 version of the game. Does this mean that the other version will be hosting their own special characters? Will we see other console specific characters in this version too? Let's speculate...
So, we know that Banjo and Kazooie are going to be included in the Xbox 360 version of the game, but what about the other consoles receiving that will be getting versions of the title? The game will also be hitting the Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and the PC. While both Sega and the various companies involved are keeping quiet... that doesn't mean that us fans can not dream up our own inclusions.
Here is who we know, for sure, is being included in the game:
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Big the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
AiAi (Super Monkey Ball)
Amigo (Samba de Amigo)
Ryo Hazuki (Shenmue)
Beat (Jet Set Radio)
Billy Hatcher (Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg)
Zobio (House of the Dead EX)
Zobiko (House of the Dead EX)
Alex Kidd (Alex Kidd)
Not a bad lineup in my opinion... giving the players quite a variety. Now who could we possibly see on the other systems?
The obvious choice on the Nintendo system's is Mario or anyone from the Mario Bros. universe. Personally, I would like to see them go for some truly original choices, at least in the kart racing sense. I would love to see Samus or maybe the ability to use you Mii's. Now that I think about it, perhaps they should include anyone who hasn't been in a Mario Kart game before... let's see some characters making their debut in the kart racing genre. Over on the Sony side, I think that a lot of people would be ecstatic if you could play as Sackboy... but that is a pretty far fetched idea. I think that we are more likely to see the likes of Ratchet and Clank or perhaps Kratos. Who wouldn't love seeing Kratos shrunk down into a cute little super deformed mode? Stranger things have happened...