Our only real disappointment with the Sumo Digital developed kart-racer was that it didn't go far enough. Sure, it was nice getting a glimpse of Ryo Hazuki and Amigo — but we wanted the game to dip even deeper into SEGA lore. Where was the Space Harrier stage? What happened to ToeJam & Earl? These are all things that a sequel could rectify.

And a sequel is what we might get if a rumour published on the Sonic Stadium is to be believed. A tipster supposedly told the website that when queried on the studio's current projects, a high-ranking Sumo Digital employee responded that the developer is currently "working on another title for SEGA on PlayStation Vita".

The unnamed employee continued: "[The] title we are working on is top secret but the last game we did for them was Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, so the logical conclusion would be…" Erm, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 2?

If real, it's unclear whether the title will be an entirely new entry in the series or simply a remixed version of the PS3 release, but given Sumo's own comments a sequel seems possible. Indeed, Sonic Stadium's tipster claims that the same Sumo Digital employee confirmed months ago that the studio would not be doing any additional work on the original Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.

We always felt that the original title seemed perfectly suited to the PSP, so we're excited about the prospect of its successor making the jump onto PS Vita. Here's hoping this is a brand new game that explores SEGA's lineage in more detail, rather than a scaled down port of the PS3 original.

[source sonicstadium.org]