So the long and the short of it is this, last year some random guy turned up on a site full of random people known as ‘4chan’. Calling himself ‘Wentos the Traveling Salesman’ he claimed to be an insider from Sega with a lot of beans to spill.
Like some online Mystic Meg he then dispenses some rather vague predictions and info on upcoming Sonic games. For reasons unknown to me people took stock in what this anonymous tipster had to say. Apparently many of his predictions did come true, albeit pretty vague ones I think anyone could have taken a stab in the dark at.
I’m not telling you this for the good of my health, so you have probably guessed it. He’s at it again… This time regarding Sonic Colours and Mario & Sonic.
Hit the jump to see what this guy is on about.
Alright lets start,
Regarding a new Mario & Sonic game;
“Without giving anything away…this time, it’s not a sports game. It’s turning out quite well. I think some of you may be a little surprised.”
Regarding Sonic Colours and why it was developed for the Wii and DS exclusively.
“…Wii/DS is a much more cost-effective pairing, especially for an ‘experimental’ Sonic game like this where they needed the financial and developmental freedom to craft 50+ (!) stages,”
He also mentioned the possibility of a port to HD consoles if the game sells like hot cakes on the Wii.
“The technology and design plan is all set up to do the port on Sonic Team’s end,” he said. “Of course, they need strong sales to justify releasing it on the other two platforms (with enhancements, more money spent, etc) in the first place, so it’s all up to you guys.”
So yeah, very interesting… But he seems to be echoing rumours we have already heard. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has Zach Morris syndrome and is just making it up. We’re filing this under rumuor for now. We say take it with a pinch of salt.
Another site has posted a screen cap of the log. We’ve got it posted below for you to look at.