SEGA's Takashi Iizuka has poured water on the fiery possibility of a Mario-Sonic crossover outside of overblown sporting events according to an interview between Iizuka-san and Nintendo Power.
A snippet of the interview, posted over on GoNintendo, reveals that Iizuka would be 'personally interested' in bringing the two characters together outside of the world of track-and-field, but that it is rather unlikely to actually happen:
'It took a huge event like the Olympics to make it possible to bring Mario and Sonic together. While I'm personally interested in bringing various characters together for a crossover game outside of the framework of a sporting event, I don't think we'll be seeing Mario and Sonic costarring in a game outside of the Olympics.'
Shame, that. Although we rather think that the perpetually bouncy blue hedgehog might get on the rotund, taciturn Mario's tits a fair amount if they went merrily questing together.
Iizuka also suggested that Sonic Generations was once in development for the Wii, before being jettisoned:
'The primary goal for the console versions of Generations was re-imagining the series' classic zones in vivid, high-definition graphics. The Wii hardware wasn't a good fit for that concept, so we abandoned development on that, and decided that for our Nintendo audience, we would make a fresh start with a N3DS version of Generations.'
Using 'Wii' and 'HD' in the same breath is enough to make anyone accidentally inhale their morning cuppa with mirth. Apologies if that has been the case. [via GoNintendo]