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SEGA Reveals How Sonic Lost World Became A Nintendo-Exclusive

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The head of Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, has explained why Sonic Lost World is being developed exclusively for Nintendo platforms. Iizuka, who also serves as the game’s producer, says the development of Sonic Lost World began before the Wii U was even revealed. According to Iizuka, SEGA started off working on a PC version of the game in order to experiment what type of platformer they could develop. When Nintendo finally revealed the Wii U, Sonic Team decided that the game would best suit Nintendo’s two latest consoles.

“The Wii U hadn’t been revealed when development began for Sonic Lost World, so we were working on a PC version in order to see what kind of platformer we could make,” said Iizuka. “Then, when we tried to think about which platform would be best for this game, we chose Nintendo.”

Sonic Lost World will be released for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on October 18th in Europe and October 22nd in North America.

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      1. That’s what I thought, I think Nintendo needs to fund more games, they have billions in the bank and could get themselves a cod exclusive, 100% funding it, and some other big games, and if they bought atlus, they could have loads of nee first party content.

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  1. Looking forward to the Wiiu version. Have fun not playing this game Nintendo haters. Muhahahah , MUHAHahahaha , MUHAHAHAHAHAH!

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      1. It’s Sonic the Hedgehog man. Wiiu is platforming heaven leaving the other big two somewhere in platforming purgatory.

        Sonic lost word , Donkey kong tropical freeze and Super mario 3D world all this year. Enjoy Ball Sknack

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      2. Not bad, it’s like a Sonyan Pre-Conference Trailer…

        Is it possible for you to one day make something like this but concerning the Space Pirates of the Metroid series?…

        I will try to do my own some day…

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      3. No problem…

        Have you read the latest news?…

        Pikmin 3 debutes at number 2 in UK, have any lovelier words ever been uttered for the Wii U?…*wink*

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      4. Yeh, when I have a PS4 pre ordered ? Knack looks awful from the E3 gameplay, I was interested until it looked like a PS2 game.

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      5. Why do you presume I’m talking about graphics ? I’m actually talking about the gameplay that I saw at E3. It looked like a PS2 platformer… linear and reminiscent of sonic adventure 1

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      6. Uh no. Knacks graphics are fine… I’m talking about how the fucking gameplay looked. Why would I even just point out the graphics ?

        The gameplay demo’s at e3 looked like a PS2 platformer (albeit with nicer visuals)

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      7. You are no better than the other two Nintendrone emperors on this site (Ndub and commander) with commander not being as bad as you by far. You are one or the people who make “real” Nintendofans seem to be the way you are.

        Not a single Nintendrone has the right to trash talk other systems because Nsabox has LESS GAME RESTRICTIONS THAN Wii U and the PS4 has 12921929*more 3rd party support than the Wii U ever will.

        Also the Wii U is a console in the 8th gen but it’s more like a stopgap system….

        You’re reaction to this reply will make you upset and you will probably call me “a cunt” or so.

        P.S. I know that you wanted to fuck your 3DS (screenshot).

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      8. Well you’re definitely a cunt so you’re right there!

        Nintendo is the best , always have and always will. Third parties don’t make Sony or Microsoft better, if that’s the case then PC’s fucking destroy them.

        I play on all consoles , I just seem to like Nintendo and their inhouse games/exclusives more than everything else.

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      9. I almost didn’t recognize your retardiness since you changed your avatar. At least you’re not making the gamecube look bad anymore.

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      10. You think he’s half as bad as the Microsoft and Sony fanboys who have been calling Nintendo consoles “baby” console’s for the last… Well several generations. You think the other console fans preach equality and respect? Negative. They don’t. Nintendo fans are and have been both the leaders AND the underdogs of gaming. We defend our shit because most of the gaming community has been using the word “Doomed” for over a fucking decade. So hey, we get a little excited at any victories we win.

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      11. That’s right, I second what bones says..I’m not a fanboy but when you’re right you’re right….

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      12. This^ it’s hard not to attack Nintendo haters when….. all they ever do is attack Nintendo.

        I’m open to other platforms, but I’m a Nintendo fan! Some people can’t accept that though

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      13. So I am a Nintendo hater ? Also I never claimed that other drones aren’t as bad as Nintendrones.
        *****************anyways****************
        So you are desperately using the PC trump card but you just met someone who can counter it with the simple fact that PC is not a part of this comparison. Not all people like to play on a computer and a *helluvalot* are too stupid to do so.

        3rd party makes consoles better because it means games for people to play. If it wouldn’t matter why do Nintendrones hype up cod gaysts and Ubisofts games ?

        #######advice at Nintedward #######

        WATCH LESS DRTRE AND SUPERBROS !!!!!!

        One more thing as a side note because graphics seem to be a bit of a topic right now. People,who complain about the Wii U’s HARDWARE (not graphics) do it because they fear (and already know) that it insufficient for future games.

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      14. All fanboys bad period. I am not just talking about gaming too. (“I know that band before they was born!” Sheesh all I say is that I talk to him at my old job. -_- )

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      15. I exist for 2 reasons…

        1. To lead our Drones to victory…

        2. To defend our empire against the Anti-Nintendo forces…

        Other than that I’m just a gamer…

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      16. I agree that Sonic is awesome but… majority of Xbox 360, PS3, and even PC gamers don’t really care about Sonic games.

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      17. I’m sure some will soon say that it’s children’s games that nobody wants…

        In which they are wrong as always…

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      18. First you have to sign up using your email.

        Once you do that click “Add an Image”

        You can choose if you want to add an image from your computer’s hard drive, an image from the internet (I use Google images), or a previously uploaded image.

        If you chose to use an image from the internet, all you have to do is to copy the link of that image.

        After that, wait a few minuets then it will work :)

        Hope that helps.

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    1. Because it’s actually the result of a moneyhat from Nintendo, but why would they disclose that potentially embarrassing information?

      To elaborate, people are really gullible if they think the sole reason is the usual trope of “Sonic sells better on Nintendo hardware”, doesn’t change the fact they shoehorn Sonic on damn near everything, so why restrict sales and revenue to a single platform? S&ASRT actually did just fine as a multiplatform title. So what inspired SEGA to make the next platformer exclusive?

      I know! Money was involved, from Nintendo. That’s literally it. Nintendo is also publishing the game in two regions. I’ll also point out that the art direction is very much something the series is known for when it happens to be exclusive on Nintendo hardware. Lastly, the fact that all 3 “partnership” Sonic games will be released this very year.

      Otherwise, they seem to be in an awful (and highly unusual) rush to get all of these games out of the gate this holiday season if there was no $$$ involved from Nintendo.

      Take from this what you will.

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      1. Let me get this right. It was a bad thing Wii u had no games. Now its a bad thing that these heavy hitters are coming this holiday season?

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      2. “Let me get this right”

        You might as well stop right there, because you’re just flinging shit that I never said (let alone suggested) anywhere in that comment.

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      3. “Otherwise, they seem to be in an awful (and highly unusual) rush to get all of these games out of the gate this holiday season if there was no $$$ involved from Nintendo.”

        So now its bad that Wii U games are debuting this holiday season.

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      4. Actually found it, was a quiet update by IGN.

        Doesn’t matter because it still will likely come within a short timeframe, therefore my point stands.

        Dumbshit. :)

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      5. yep, you know how much time have been the games in development, close release dates means nothing, assface

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      6. Which is completely and utterly irrelevant to the point I was making – being Nintendo moneyhatted SEGA for the games.

        Once again, you’re a dumbshit.

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      1. correction….. nintendo wont pay for anything!!!!! look at how much money is in their bank but still nintendo is to greedy to even localize their own games!!!! some great company, thanks foe being such great sheep… fans!!!!!

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      2. yeah no shit…. but at least they pay for shit while being greedy, nintendo is starting to BE like microsoft in some ways. nintendo is greedy as fuck, they are cheap as dirt even if they are wealthy as fuck!!!! its just true, its in front of everybody’s faces right now, it has been for a while.

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      3. Greedy is when when I see them forcing people to pay just to be on miiverse…ok, Greedy is when I see every fucking vc for 20 or over. I’ve seen the prices pop up in the eshop but not to “greedy” terms. I will argue you down on that fact. Plus, wouldn’t you agree that this is another step for third party support even though is a “Sonic Galaxy”?

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      4. You know, the difference between Nintendo and Microsoft is that MS ACTUALLY PAYS to get 3rd party games on their system.

        Also Ms/Sony are not the topic, Nintendo is and their 7.5th gen console is the biggest rip off in gaming with games that are 20 on other consoles being priced at 60 on Wii U. The only thing that is Next gen on Wii U is its launch date.

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      5. Ignoring that Nintendo games outsold Cap com at over 5 billion. So it makes since why Nintendo has money in the bank. Also ignoring that 3DS is crushing Vita sales . Also ignoring that Dream team became. no. One best seller in Japan.

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  2. I´m the only one who think there is something fishy in all that talk? Tthey are a third party developer now, developer for all consoles is and always will be the best for the company

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    1. Yet if Sega was an exclusive for Sony or Microsoft it wouldn’t be a problem yet since its a Nintendo exclusive it’s a problem. Buy A Wii U if you want to play Lost Worlds.

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      1. I already have a Wii U and if the chance present it, I will buy Lost World. I’m not a Sony or Microsoft angry fan boy that will not have his Sonic game in his console, I’m not even a Sonic fan boy, I’m just someone that find this game really of my like, but also I find it weird when a third party company that say they are going to go exclusive for one company not using tecnical or gameplay mechanics reasons to do so.

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  3. “We were making a game on a computer, ya know since that’s what games are made on, and when Nintendo offered us money to make it exclusive we accepted the offer.”

    Now I just have to wait until it’s out so I can give them my money too.

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  4. money???? perhaps because its fucking mario galaxy with sonic, maybe that???? oh wait its that failure sega saturn game and not inspired by mario galaxy….. stupid bitches.

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      1. At least Sega didn’t kill their mascot like a certain company.

        No I’m not talking about Capcom, though they’re guilty as well, I’m looking at poor Crash Bandicoot on that corner.

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      2. So because Lost World’s is inspired from Galaxy Sonic is Mario’s bitch yet when Banjo Kazooie was inspired by Mario 64 that was OK.

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      1. Ignoring that Diddy Kong racing and Crash racing copied Mario Kart. But that’s OK. Since Crash is for Sony and Rare is for Microsoft.

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    1. calm yourself
      o.O we know they payed them, but is it really so much to say Ninten is greedy. But does this look like a game that doesn’t fit the Nintendo build? And so it looks like galaxy… Doesn’t mean it is a clone

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      1. After all Microsoft pained Rockster so that True Crime series can support their systems ignoring that GTa is a clone of that but because those are not Nintendo exclusives that’s OK.

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      2. yea, i guess thats true as well
        but hes gotta admit that this game just works on nintendo consoles

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    1. nintendo is to greedy to pay anybody money….. there to greedy to even localize their own games!!!!! its a galaxy clone….. with sonic, why wouldnt they put it on nintendo???? also the mario and sonic one is part of the deal!!!!! that would of been exclusive to begin with!!!!!

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      1. Well to be fair, Sonic is one of those franchises that belongs with Nintendo…
        as in it looks like an IP Nintendo could’ve made IMO

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      2. Other than that I can agree. Nintendo does have a lot of money. Since Nintendo has a TON of money in the bank, how come they can’t make a really powerful console ? That’s a question you should be asking everyone.

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      3. But you need a powerful console to get games PS4/PC/NSA get. But don’t feel bad atleast there will always be the exclusive free on disc day one “slideshow DLC”

        But hey, they are all just boring lame ass movie shooters which is why all Nintendrones hype up Call of Duty Ghaysts, right ?

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      4. Honestly it’s because of the GamePad. They wanted to put the concept to work badly, but they didn’t want the console to be too expensive, so they sacrified power.

        I don’t know about you guys, but I’d rather have a more powerful console with Wiimote+Plus and WiiU pro controller support…

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      5. I agree completely. I really like the idea of a second independent screen. Sadly Nintendo kinda overwhelmed themselves with the gamepad IMO. Remember when they said that the Wii U can support up to two gamepads at once, but they don’t even know what to do with just one. Hopefully Nintendo will learn their lessons with there next console.

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      6. Nintendo is contradictory because the Wii U’s reason of existence was to remove the Nintendo hardware inferiority.
        Now with the new console and the PS4….well…..Wii U is not underpowered but it can’t compete that easily on the hardware side with Sony’s new system just like PS3 can’t compete with a fully used Wii U hardware configuration that easily.

        Multi screen gaming should have been introduced with the console after the wii u’s successor.

        10years from now and the hardware could handle Crysis3 in 1440p60, maximum settings and 4 simulatenous independent rendered screen mirrors.

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  5. Not even a 3 year old would accept that excuse lol. Nintendo is the one platform sonic is at home at. It feels weird on Playstation and it’s a no no for any xbox console :).

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      1. thanks…. my work, what happened to my work. those dots were a work of art, MYSTERY!!!!!* holds head, grunts* aaaahhhhh!!!!! it….. hurts so much. *grabs gun, puts in mouth* no, the bullets….. there gone, just like the dots!!!!! whats happening!!

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      2. the dots, STOP!!!!! didnt i tell you that they were a MYSTERY!!!!

        what going on!!!!! am i going mad???/aahhhh!!!! these images. wtf is this shit, HELP!!!! oh no…… its pious!!!!! hes coming back!!!! fund shadow of the eternals quick or else he will never leave!!!!! fund it before its to late!!!!! ( ME PIOUS get all the bitches and the overwhelming eternal darkness awaits!!! ahhhhahahahaah!!!!) noooooo help these images and we dont want pious to return!!!! (to bad,you HAVE to fund MY GAME shadow of the eternals or else ill never leave ahhhahahah!!!!!) nooooooooooo!!!!!!! hes waking up because the kickstarter is back on!!!!

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  7. Im gonna get 3DS version first and after that Wii U version!!!!! Now it would be cool if Sonic would became Nintendo exclusive forever. I really believe that it would be possible that one of the reasons why this is N exclusive is because EAss pulled support off from Wii u like they did for Dreamcast. Sega probably wanted their revenge and to show 3rd party devs like Eass their middle finger for makin their biggest title exclusive to Wiiu and 3DS, atleast thats the beatiful way to think of it imo. Kind a cool that their old rival wants to make sure that they succeed and they are ready to ignore other fanbases to do so.
    Nintendo:”man looks like i have to do this alone again”
    Sega:”your not alone man!”
    Nintendo:”SEGA! I thought you were dead”
    Sega:”I aint dead yet, i may have some bullets in my head but im not gonna go down that easily, i still have my Dream, Lets blow some Stations and Boxes”
    Nintendo:”Just like in the good ol days”
    Sega:”Yeah Atari didnt stand a chance with his extra terrestial powers”
    Nintendo:”Yeah Blast processing and Playin with power really destroyed him”
    Sega:”It was before that”
    Nintendo:”Damn, bullets in the head and still better memory, LETS DO THIS!”

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      1. You wanna know a joke? Tomato walked across street and becamed ketchup. Thank you what a great audience!!!

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      1. Arghhhh,you little shitendrones,but…hahahaha,it doesnt metter because Nintendo is going to close for ever thanks to their prev.generation console,the wiiU.

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  8. Sad to see that the 3DS version is getting online but not the Wii U which is more online capable. I guess 3DS version it is.

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    1. It’s sad when retarded comments about “dots” get a shit ton of retarded replies, and then inteligent comments like this person up her did don’t even get discussed. The comments section on this site is fucking aids, full of autists.

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  9. Nintendo,because of wiiu,will lose too much money and they will stop producing their indescribable consoles.Xbox one for one trillion lives

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      1. CPU GPU the fact is the PS4 is about graphics since they aimed at being the most powerful console. Yet those games look like PS3 games. Where’s the groundbreaking graphics at? As for the Wii U, I don’t hold them accountable since they aren’t targeting groundbreaking graphics. Yet whenever a new game is unveiled, is graphics surprises more than PS4 since it has 3 cores to Sony’s 8. So where are the groundbreaking graphics at on the 8 core console?

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      2. Why do you keep talking about the CPU? The CPU is used for a ton of different things, not just “good graphics.” You know that, right?

        That said, the games that have been shown for the PS4 do have great graphics and visual effects, but that’s not what it’s all about.

        If you (or anyone else) were expecting a giant leap in graphics from the current to next gen, you were only fooling yourself, really. There *are* noticeable improvements though.

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