SEGA All-Stars Racing Remembers Crazy Taxi

As an old-school SEGA fan, I've still yet to come to terms with Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. On one hand, it's chock full of references to both classic and lesser-known franchises, including (as this new trailer reveals) Crazy Taxi and Space Channel 5. BOOM video 3596

On the other hand, these also serve as reminders of the franchises that have thus far skipped the current console generation. I can understand the Shenmue and Space Chanel 5 nods--those aren't really racing-based franchises--but I'm amazed that this is how Crazy Taxi's driving antics debut on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

Then again, someone at SEGA obviously remembers Crazy Taxi, so maybe there's still some hope yet. Until then, it seems the closest we'll come is Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, coming to PC, PS3, 360, Wii and DS in February via Sumo Digital.