Sonic Lost World is one of three upcoming Sonic games that will arrive exclusively on Nintendo platforms. When the game is released on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U later this year, it will introduce new gameplay and enemies, according to Sega of America President John Cheng. Sonic Lost World will be a brand-new game – not a reiteration, says Cheng. Because the Wii U is the only home console that will receive the game, Cheng suggests that SEGA’s blue mascot will help boost sales of the Wii U.
“With ‘Sonic Lost World,’ we’re going to introduce new gameplay and enemies, which is always fun. In terms of Sonic and his friends, he’ll have his same friends there, and I think there’ll be some new ones as well. It’s not a reiteration. It’s going to be all new.”
-John Cheng, president and chief financial officer of Sega of America Inc.
SEGA has confirmed via a press release that there will indeed be three Sonic titles coming to Nintendo platforms. The first game was revealed yesterday as Sonic The Lost World which is exclusive to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The second game was also announced yesterday and is titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The game includes a variety of events from the Winter Games, including skiing, figure skating and curling. SEGA has yet to reveal the third game in the exclusive new Nintendo-SEGA partnership, but it’s rumoured to be a mashup between Sonic & All-Stars Racing and Mario Kart.
“Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo. As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand.”
- John Cheng, President & COO, SEGA of America
Sumo Digital‘s Executive Producer, Steve Lycett, has supposedly hinted that SEGA mascot Sonic will be a playable character in the next Mario Kart game, or in a racing crossover between Mario and SEGA characters. Earlier this month, a Twitter user suggested that a Pac-Man World Rally and Sonic Racing crossover was in the works, to which Lycett replied by saying that he was thinking there are ‘bigger’ rivals than Pac-Man. This vague statement has lead people to speculate that Lycett was referring to gaming icon Mario.
Nintendo has announced that it has partnered with SEGA for Sonic Lost World. The game will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. More details regarding the game should be released at a future date.
During today’s Nintendo Direct online presentation, company president Satoru Iwata announced that SEGA is bringing a new game in the Mario & Sonic series to the Wii U console. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games includes a variety of events from the Winter Games, including skiing, figure skating and curling. According to Nintendo, different events might use the Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii U GamePad or both. In addition to realistic events, the game features events found in worlds of Sonic and Mario that let players perform fantastical moves. Launch details for the game will be announced at a later date.
According to a listing on the European Union Trade Marks and Design Registration, Sega’s next Sonic game could be called Sonic Lost World. The game was listed on the website yesterday, where a snapshot was taken by Siliconera, detailing the upcoming title. However, under the goods and services section the game is listed as a ”computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones”, as well as game cartridges, Digital Spy reports. There have been a number of rumours circulating about the next Sonic game, with the most recent named Sonic Excursion, but with seven new Sega releases coming for the Wii U, a Sonic title could well be one of them.
Above you can watch the trailer of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, which is an updated version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis. Available now on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in Japan, the remake features stereoscopic 3D visuals, a save option and customizable button functions. Currently, there’s no word on whether 3D Sonic the Hedgehog will be released outside Japan, but we’ll keep you posted.
SEGA revealed during its yearly financial results that the immensely fun Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has sold a reasonably impressive 310,000 copies on the Wii U. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game didn’t fare too badly either, selling around 190,000 copies. SEGA announced that it has shifted a total of 1.36 million sales of the game in the United States and Europe. The company mentioned earlier today that it has seven releases in the works for Nintendo’s latest home console, and you can bet one of those games will be a Sonic related title. We shall have to wait till E3 to find out.
SEGA has announced via their yearly financial results that the company currently has seven releases planned for Wii U this coming year. The respected developer and publisher also has the same number of games due for release on the PlayStation 3, though it has slightly less for the popular Xbox 360. SEGA currently has six games in development for the Nintendo 3DS, though no releases are planned for the Nintendo DS. SEGA is estimating results of just under one million software sales on each Nintendo platform. We should hopefully start seeing some of these exciting games at E3 in June.
A new trailer for Project X Zone has been released that showcases Capcom characters featured in the game. The trailer shows off dialogue between these characters, as well as action heavy segments in the game. Heavy attacks and finishing moves are shown for each character as well. Project X Zone will be released in North America and Europe on June 25th and July 5th respectively.