Edge: EA Racer Trades Paint with Mario Kart

Edge writes: "EA Sports has typically applied the NASCAR license to more realistic racing games, with nary a bobble-headed caricature in sight.

That's going to change when the newly-announced NASCAR Kart Racing hits Wii in February 2009. Cartoon-styled graphics, weapons that range from "boomsticks" to "shockwaves" and diminutive karts are a substantial departure from NASCAR 09 on PS3, PS2 and Xbox 360.

We spoke with EA North Carolina founder and senior developer director on NASCAR Kart Racing Ryan Stradling and lead designer Stephane Imbert about the game itself, third-party Wii development and Reggie Fils-Aime's recent comments that third parties just don't 'get it.'"

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