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.