Kart racer Team Sonic Racing was recently delayed by six months in order to make it better. It’s already looking very cool.

The first iteration of the series on now-gen consoles, its predecessors Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and its follow-up, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed were the best examples of kart racing fun that you could have outside of a Nintendo console.

Racing specialists Sumo Digital are behind this one too, with players able to select from a variety of classic SEGA characters and race around 21 tracks – old school and new – themed on classic SEGA games.

The video below features an interview with Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka, giving us some more insight into the new game, especially its focus on team play. Apparently he didn’t like how one person would be happy as they’d won and everybody else was sad as they were losers. He’d probably best never watch a real car race then.

Team Sonic Racing is now scheduled for release on May 21, 2019.

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