"When darkness falls and thunder drums, something speedy this way comes." Thus begins Sega's attempt at drumming up Halloween marketing for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
I suppose the characters could be living in some sort of nightmare world, where traditional games are bypassed in favourite of name-driven racing games. Where Ryu from the Shenmue series can drive a motorcycle and a forklift, yet still can't break out of this hellish existence into some sort of Shenmue 3. When I think about it that way I get chills. Someone hold me.