If you think Sonic the Hedgehog even needs a car, then this game is for you.
But wait, is that Vyse from criminally-underrated RPG classic Skies of Arcadia? Why include him, unless they're making another one...
In an effort to promote platform puzzler Super Monkey Ball, struggling Sega is introducing a level with some, er, adult textures. Instead of the game's usual floors, players will be able to roll their monkey balls (ew) across images of Japanese bikini model Yukie Kawamura -- seen above playing Super Monkey Ball.
Nathan Birch at Gamma Squad has the most logical explanation for this questionable promotion:
Basically some burnt out developer at Sega, depressed at being forced to work on yet another Monkey Ball game, just decided to dump the contents of his softcore porn file into the game instead of designing textures.
Sounds about right. Either that, or Sega hired the marketing team behind Soul Calibur V.
Following the announcement of major losses for the quarter, Sega of America has slashed its game lineup and started widespread layoffs.
Sega's remaining franchises include Sonic the Hedgehog, Football Manager, Total War, and Aliens. Work on all other titles is believed to be on hold, but news on individual games hasn't yet been released.
Meanwhile, Sega has entirely shut down its North American QA department and transferred its functions to Sega Europe. Marketing, social media and design positions have also been cut.