Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has told the Official Nintendo Magazine that the company really wants to win back platforming fans with Sonic Lost World. Iizuka hopes that he can entice Mario fans to play the game as its exclusive to Nintendo platforms. Iizuka reiterated that more recent Sonic games had more of an emphasis on speed, but with Sonic Lost World platforming is their main emphasis. Here’s what he had to say to the publication.
“Sonic started out as a platform title but, as we got to the more recent ones, it changed to be a more speed-based game. Recent fans will be familiar with that speed-based gaming, but with Lost World, we wanted to win back the platform fans. We don’t just want old Sonic fans to come back, though: we want Mario players and other platform gamers to enjoy the new game, too.”