08:09 AM - August 7, 2007 by Steve_OS
Games Radar has posted an interview with Sega's UK Product manager, Grant Gie, as they talk about Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.
Games Radar: "So Sonic isn't always going to win?"
Grant Gie: "The great thing about this is it's similar to Mario Kart in leveling the playing field. Sonic isn't always going to win the 100-meter dash; it's really up to the players and how well they use the Nunchuk and Wii Remote.
Mario and Luigi for example are great all-rounders. Their stats are spread across speed, acceleration and dash. Sonic, meanwhile, has a good top speed but his acceleration is low. It's a real balancing act.
The final build will have lots more characters in there and some of the animation is really early at the moment. I hope you'll agree, though, that it's starting to like a really strong, almost Nintendo first-party, quality title. It is being published by Sega, but there's a critical partnership with Nintendo to make sure that the product delivered is nothing shy of first-party quality come Christmas."