What about nationalities? The Olympics are all about the whole world, all the countries coming together to fight or whatever... well maybe not fight. Compete...
Perrin: You're a total game player. They annihilate, they annihilate.
Scott: The Olympics UFC.
Yeah... the characters this time, will they sport nationalities, will Mario be from Italy, Knuckles from Australia or something or will the real world countries take a backseat?
Scott: We'll answer the game-specific questions a bit further out, but you're right, nationalities do play a part of the Olympics. There will be a lot of freedom spread throughout the game design, freedom to play around with that kind of stuff.
Can you speculate as to when we'll actually see the game?
Scott: I think summer's probably a window we were looking at here, at least a couple of months. Screenshots are one thing, but we really want to show the innovation up close and personal, we'll want to do something a lot more official and give you guys some trigger time, start some fights between Mario and Sonic fans.
Do you know if you're going to be aiming for a four-player Wii Sports kind of thing or more two-player stuff?
Scott: (laughs) That's WAY too specific, way too specific. You're in the forbidden zone.
We'll take a step back then, but one more quicky: Who apologized for years of anger and name-calling first, Mario or Sonic?
Perrin: It was kind of a silent thing, both of them have too big of egos to do that, so we'll have to see how they get along.
Scott:I think they gave each other the "dude nod," silent acknowledgement. A very unspoken kind of communication.
So Mario gave the peace sign and Sonic did the thumbs up?
March 28, 2007