Judging by the hundreds of thousands of hours spent playing Mario Kart Wii since its release two years ago, those official Wii Wheels must be getting smashed to dust by now. Well, for anyone after a nice new wheel and a character-based driving game to replace it, SEGA has just the thing on the way.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing will come packaged with a rather nifty blue racing wheel, not unlike the one packaged with Codemasters' Formula 1 2009. Only blue, of course.

The game itself is due for release on February 26th on both Wii and DS, with online play confirmed for both formats and stacks of other characters and features too. Mario Kart Wii comparisons are inevitable, but why should SEGA reinvent the wheel?

[source blogs.sega.com]