Last month, Nintendo announced that it had struck a deal with SEGA to bring three upcoming Sonic games, including Sonic Lost World, exclusively to Nintendo platforms. Although it was rumored earlier this week that all three games would be launching this year, SEGA has confirmed to IGN Executive Editor Rich George that this isn’t the case. According to the publisher, the third Nintendo-exclusive Sonic game will not arrive in 2013.
Been busy but just re-confirmed with SEGA that the ‘third’ Sonic game in Nintendo’s three-game deal will not arrive in 2013.
— Rich (@RichIGN) June 3, 2013