Team Sonic Racing may have missed 2018, but we've still got hope that it will live up to expectations when it does eventually arrive, purely because we loved Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and still do.

Sega has now released a special video featuring series producer Takashi Iizuka discussing the game at this year's Tokyo Game Show. You can watch it up there.

In the video, Iizuka explains the inspiration for the game’s unique team-based racing system, and shows off courses such as Wisp Circuit, Ice Mountain and Market Street. He also spends a little time talking about the character class types - Speed, Technique and Power - which allow you to create a balanced team, apparently.

Have a watch and let us know if you're still excited about this upcoming Switch speed-fest by posting a comment below. We're still crossing our fingers and toes that it will shape up, even if what we played at EGX was pretty depressing.