Here is Sumo Digital man and good interviewgiver “SOL” explaining to some people on the internet why NiGHTS isn’t a playable/raceable character in SEGA & Sonic All-Stars. Believe it or not, games still MATTER to some people THAT MUCH. Crazy, isn’t it? People getting all bothered about pretend things. Madness.

We have left the “emoticon” HTML instructions in the text, so you can see where emotion was intended, and also corrected one possessive apostrophe error.

“Right then – first off… We didn’t forget NiGHTS!

“Just since you’ve all been trying to make him out from that blurry capture from Youtube, I figured we better put a nicer shot out! Consider this an exclusive (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

“We’ve given NiGHTS a very important role. He starts all the races, and also finishes them too! He also resides over Time Trial, whenever you set a new lap record, you’ll have NiGHTS flying along with you celebrating!

“I have to admit the main reason he’s in was after we saw your heartfelt pleas, especially those of DiGi and TRiPPY, we had to make sure NiGHTS was in and played an important role. After all, we really didn’t want them to burn all their collection now. So whilst he’s not playable, he very much made it in, and as a result of the huge amount of support for the character that you all showed.

“Does this mean that NiGHTS may not be in future DLC? Well who can say. That’s a question I can’t answer right now – it all depends on how well the game does (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)

“Anyway – cat’s out of the bag, so I figured we best make it official!

“Now, I can look forward to yet more ‘Don’t forget Flagman!’ posts I’m sure (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)”


We propose a new INTERNET JOKE – when you say something that’s meant to be funny, you type “(IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)” so people know it was a joke and you weren’t just being an arse. It might be worth copying & pasting that into a Word document, to save on having to type it every time you need it.

Can’t wait to get this, it’s bound to be right at home on the Wii controller (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)