When Sonic Lost World was first unveiled, many Nintendo fans noted the similarity to Mario Galaxy in the title. It appears that similarity may have been intentional, as Sonic Team director Takashi Iizuka has revealed that the team wants to win over platformer fans with the game. Iizuka has stated that he hopes Mario fans will play the game since it is exclusive to Nintendo platforms. “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.” Speed-based Sonic games have been some of the worst games in existence in my opinion, as both Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 and Sonic and the Secret Rings were terrible games, so it’s nice to see Sonic Team getting back on track with the direction they’re taking the blue hedgehog. Do you agree with the direction? Let us know in the comments. local_offer Nintendo SEGA sonic lost world sonic team wii u stars Further Reading Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe guide for $48 on Amazon Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Shota Love sega Sonic the Hedgehog Thanks! Zorpix I disagree. I kinda like speed based games if done well. The sense of speed and freedom in a huge world is amazing Ashley King You’re right to some extent. Sonic Heroes was my favorite speed-based game and I felt it did that well. Sonic 2006 was a disaster, though. Zorpix I was actually going to mention sonic heroes. I loved that game. But yeah, ’06 is unarguably the way to do it wrong. Sonic the Hedgehog I don’t want to read that number again. Hugh Quinn We all do Sonic….we all do. Ducked I was always curious why we didn’t get a sequel to Sonic Heroes Zorpix it was like the first game that let chaotix shine Sora Morp rip mighty sdmac200600 We do not speak of Sonic 06. It never happened 😛 Getfiftytwo RageComics What is sonic 06? Saleh Sbeiti Exactly. Getfiftytwo RageComics Wait wha? Saleh Sbeiti I though you were being sarcastic when you said “What is sonic 06?” Getfiftytwo RageComics WHAT THE HELL IS SONIC 06? Sora Morp *cough* sonic generations took the cake Getfiftytwo RageComics SONEEK 2006 Hugh Quinn Did You Know…..When SEGA was making Secret Rings, they were planning to port 06 to the wii. THE MORE YOU KNOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! Jack5221 What was the name of that one Sonic game where you could play as a werewolf at night and during the day was just pure speed? I always thought that game was really good, especially during the day, blasting through levels at full speed was a real rush. But it wasent as good as Sonic Heroes though. The Clockwork Being Unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog You mean me unleashed? Mario I actually liked that. It was unexpected but interesting turn that game took you. Turning into a werehog, fighting hordes of enemies and exploring stages at night. I really liked that game. Especially the wii version of the game due to the motion controllers, a.k.a. Wii remote and Nunchuck. Zorpix unleashed, yeah Getfiftytwo RageComics I liked the day stages. Victor Love the day stages on the hd versions. Ducked The sense of crashing into objects and falling off cliffs isn’t amazing lol Zorpix then dont do that! XD Squid Generations, Adventure series and heroes are my favorite. Ducked Sonic adventure needs a 3rd game so bad! Sonic the Hedgehog Technically, my……….2006 game was the third one. crocodileman94 For me, it’s SA3 Ducked Was your 2006 game called “Sonic Adventure 3”? Nope. Tails the Foxhound Look at the way Sonic ’06 is built, it’s structure is identical to Sonic Adventure 1. Sonic ’06 was intended to be Sonic Adventure 3 (and a reboot of the series) just like Sonic Unleashed was. If all you’re looking for is a title, then that’s pretty shallow. Ducked There’s a difference 1: Sonic 2006 was complete crap 2: It wasn’t called Sonic Adventure 3 3: The story has nothing to do with the Sonic Adventure games Tails the Foxhound 1) Since when did quality denote what a game was meant to be? 2) And as I just pointed out, it was intended to be. In fact, one of them (not entirely sure which) was actually CALLED Sonic Adventure 3. After Heroes and Shadow changed the games’ design why would they go back to the Adventure 1 design unless it was meant to be like those? 3) Please tell me what Sonic Adventure 2 had to do with Adventure 1. Nothing in that happened in A2 was caused by anything that happened in A1. James Belnap 1) got nothing for that one 2) If they wanted the game to be Sonic adventure 3 the game would have been called Sonic adventure 3, just because they were planning on making it at one point doesn’t mean they have. 3) Lots of small things if your looking. The biggest event that connects the the 2 stories would be Tails’s emerald in SA2, which was given to him as a reward for stopping the missile in SA1 Tails the Foxhound 2) It (either ’06 or Unleashed) WAS called Sonic Adventure 3 during development. Either way what you’re arguing now is based on name instead of gameplay like it should be. 3) No one had the emeralds at the end of the game. James Belnap 2) Unleashed was the one that was adventure 3 during development, but that’s a moot point. The name is more important than your giving it credit. The fact that they changed the name from Sonic adventure 3 to Sonic Unleashed means they no longer want the game to be associated with the adventure series. The fact that they haven’t officially used the name yet means they are still free to make it in the future, even if 06 was similar in principle. 3) At some point in between the events of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 Tails had an award ceremony and was gifted the Yellow chaos emerald as a reward for stopping the missile at the end of Sonic adventure. That’s why he had it at the beginning of Sonic Adventure 2. FritoDorito Whether you want to believe that ’06 was intended to be SA3 or not, you have to admit that it certainly fits the bill. It fit into a Sonic Adventure game in pretty much every conceivable way (aside from, you know, all the suck). If it had turned out to actually be a great game, I doubt you would have any problem referring to it as Sonic Adventure 3. But you are right. They didn’t actually call it Sonic Adventure 3, so if SEGA was smart they could easily pull that card and pretend ’06 was never intended to be an Adventure game, and release Sonic Adventure 3 as a new game sometime in the future. In my opinion, it would definitely be one of the smartest moves for Sonic. Don’t get me wrong, I love the direction Lost World is going (aside from Wisps and, to be honest, very poor looking 2D gameplay, which I hate more and more with each progressive game). But if a Sonic game could finally deliver on everything ’06 had promised, I believe it could be one of the greatest platforming games, if not THE greatest platforming game in this new generation of gaming. It would be a FANTASTIC way to escape this endless sea of generic FPS’s that have had a painful grip on the gaming industry. Ducked I agree, ignore Sonic 06, and make a new SA3. I’d also like to see a Sonic Heroes 2 as well. Dodge Pribyl I call it ‘Sonic Adventurd’ Jeffery02 Actually, isn’t Heroes technically the third one? Story line wise? Sora Morp not really Getfiftytwo RageComics Yeah it didnt realy play the same. Sora Morp what I mean’t is it doesnt have much of a story its like a setup for shadow the hedeghog but that was a spin off and 06 didnt happen. I first thought unleashed was like the 3rd sonic adventure since in japan it was world adventure. Jeffery02 Why not? Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles team up, Rouge rediscovers Shadow and E-123 (An arguably E-102 based descendent), and Big the Cat comes back. It is DIRECTLY related to the Adventure series at least. Game play wise it is very similar to Adventure 2 as well. It is just as relevant to the 2 adventure games as the 2 adventure games are to each other. Sora Morp yeah only team dark really had a story with a cliffhanger. and its not that similar in gameplay to sonic adventure 2,..yeah theres grinding but no spindash, team formations, no powerups and no mechs. I dunno if it can be called SA3. but thats just me Ducked In a ways I guess Cubester_64 What about Sonic Unleashed AKA Sonic World Adventure? FritoDorito So that means Sonic Rush Adventure was Sonic Adventure 4? Sora Morp well I dunno where that fits the timeline in since we have Sonic 06 to blame. I think it happens after 06 or unleashed since blaze went to another dimension in that game and in sonic rush she says she is so..it’s obviously not sonic adventure 4 and its not a 3d platformer FritoDorito My point was that just because it has Adventure in its name doesn’t mean it was part of the Sonic Adventure series. The Clockwork Being Well the third Sonic game is yet to be revealed Getfiftytwo RageComics Been playing those so hard. Sonic adventure 1 COMPLETED sonic adventure 2 Hero And dark. but not the middle one 🙂 ConCity Soldier I was just going to say Sonic Adventure 3 needs to be the 3rd Sonic exclusive game too. But then I looked at your comment again as I had overlooked the Adventure part lol. I love the Sonic Adventure series. Marcell Wade would be awesome, but I don’t think it will ever happen. Sonic the Hedgehog Then Lost World won’t disappoint. Mario You won’t disappoint me Sonic! Getfiftytwo RageComics Sonic ’06 OH YEAH I WENT THERE. Sonic the Hedgehog Dude, its 2013 in Earth time. Don’t stay in…………..2006. The Clockwork Being Colors, Adventure and Shadow Hugh Quinn Heroes for me:) Castamere You should try playing some of the stronger games in the series. Linskarmo I hope it turns out great. Ony I’m not fan of the Wisps things… Sonic the Hedgehog Hopefully, the Wii U Gamepad will change that. Steven_Segal This game is gonna be great! Cant’ Wait! Arthur Jarret Sonic and the secret rings was NOT a terrible game. It got some great reviews at the time, was often called as the best 3D sonic game since Adventure (or even ever) and a return to form after the horrible games of late. It think you meant Sonic & the Black knight, instead? And wasn’t Sonic Unleashed critically acclaimed for it’s great speed-based levels, while ONLY put down by the slower beat’m up werehog sections? I like this direction, but I strongly disagree with your opinion about Sonic & the secret rings, Ashley. I disagree about ‘speed based sonic games are bad’ as well: Speed based 2D sonic games are excellent. Just look at the Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rush series. Mochlum I actually really hate Sonic and the Secret Rings… :/ Ashley King It was terrible from a gameplay perspective and I wouldn’t say it was the best 3D Sonic game since adventure. Sonic Heroes did speed based gaming a lot better than Secret Rings thought about. RoboticLink I don’t know The secret rings was okay but it was sooo short, I definitely would’nt recommend it to a friend Arthur Jarret I enjoyed it enough to push for the extra missions (while I didn’t even finish the first level of ’06), I got my money’s worth when I got it on release – it was a great launch (or was it launch window?) game for wii Ashley King I think that’s a distinction that should be made. 2D Sonic games work fine as a speed game. They were based on that. I don’t have any problems with speed-based 2D games. It’s trying to translate that to 3D that turns the game into muck. Arthur Jarret I think the first adventure game, as well as heroes pulled it off pretty well… SA2 was buggy, though – as were most 3D sonic games, usually ruined by bad collision detection (with the worst example being ’06) – but really, the worst parts of 3d sonic were the parts NOT about speed. Searching for froggie, following a treasure radar, walking inside a slow mech while shooting with auto-lock, beating up wooden crates as a werehog… the racing levels were the highlight of those games, as long as you don’t drop through the level they were awesome… RoboticLink That’s great to know! I may even pick this one up even though I’m not a huge Sonic fan, but I really like platformers so… Sonic the Hedgehog Oh no! Eggman’s got you too! Ford Crews Is it back 2d, I hated their 3d on rails crap they have been doing of late. Madmagican It’s both (watch the trailers) some areas are 2D platforming and others are 3D though neither are really on rails Mark Thom game looks great! 😀 Rockband8 fuck yeh + + [_] (___) !!!!! Yousif Alromaithi Off course I would . This game would sell I have no doubts. I have not pre ordered but I am planning to whether digital or physical. Time to use the deluxe promotion. I pre ordered 3D World, Wind Waker, Donkey Kong and Rayman Legends. So I need some money to insure to pick it up because by fall I am losing money for next generation consoles. mario for life ive pre ordered all but zelda plus splintercell and watchdogs Ducked Sonic 06 and Sonic and the secret rings were terrible games! I’m glad someone sees that. Sonic the Hedgehog That happened because my development team, Sonic Team, was split into two so that they could develop for Nintendo Wii as well. That, apparently, wasn’t a good idea… Ducked That, and they rushed the development for Sonic 06… Andrew Chambers I blame M$ for that. It just had to be a launch title. It’s a shame really, Sonic 06 is like the beta of a pretty good Sonic game. Ducked It wasn’t a launch title, it came a year after the 360 launched Mario Actually, between Sonic 06 and Sonic and the secret rings, Secret rings was actaully better. Trust me. And I did tried the two of them. Zorpix I was so disappointed when i got secret rings and found out you couldn’t stop him from moving… Ducked Yeah that was horrible, they didn’t mention anything in advertising that you were moving the whole freaking time Rockband8 = = + + @ @ $ $ — ___ (___)  RoboticLink What’s that supposed to mean? Rockband8 it was supposed to look like smiles.but something went wrong RoboticLink Haha! mario for life how good is new super luigi u RoboticLink I’ve never played it but I don’t know how it could be worth it unless you’ve never played NSMBU Fred Then you need to play it. It is more challenging and feels like a different game. It almost felt like a new game to me. Rockband8 its a dlc RoboticLink Yeah but you can buy it as a full game at retail Rockband8 i know mario for life i buy retail not dlc Fred I love it!!! It’s much more challenging then Mario U and has a faster pace too. It’s right up my alley. Rockband8 that picture reminds of new super mario bros wii,wii u crocodileman94 I think it’s closer to Sandopolis Zone from S3&K Rockband8 who knows pewdiepie RoboticLink I’ve heard of him but never watched any of his videos (he’s a youtuber, right?) Rockband8 yep,hes at 1 billion subscribers RoboticLink Yup, considering Smosh has the most and they only have 11 million Rockband8 every 24 hour he gets 338 910 new subscribers. RoboticLink He has 11 093 292 subscribers That’s a long way away from a billion Rockband8 you can chek on channel status in http://www.statsheep.com/p/Top-Subscribers Sonic the Hedgehog 24 horses?? Rockband8 yep,you can chek it in http://www.statsheep.com/p/Top-Subscribers Sonic the Hedgehog No, I mean HORSE Rockband8 i mean hour Rockband8 i mean pewdiepie gets every 24 hour 338 910 new subscribers. RoboticLink I’m sorry for all you Sonic lovers, but in my opinion, that art style is terrible Clel Sega has ALWAYS wanted Mario fans to love their Sonic games. Old habits die hard XD Mario Mario fans aren’t really that different from Sonic fans. Really! I myself am proof of that! Jack5221 Im looking forward to this! Day one purchase for me. Sonic the Hedgehog Thanks! Won’t disappoint. Filipe1020 Hey good luck with your new game man, I’m totally buying it GoldDreams I was going to give this game a try, but then they announced the Deadly (whatevers) as enemies and the “color” powers. Which completely changed my mind. I want a Sonic title to rival the classics. Not a bunch of generic powers. incoherent1 Amazon is pre-selling Lost World for $49.95, so it looks like this will be another $50 debut much like WWHD. Hopefully that’ll help lift console sales during the holidays — being able to grab a Wii U Deluxe (with Nintendo Land) and WWHD or Sonic for less than the price of a PS4 is a good value proposition. Rockband8 sonic is not fun any more,ist it meant to be fast Mario I disagree. Maxid765 I’ve aways been a sonic fan and Mario fan, definitely buying this game, not sure about day 1 buy but probably during holiday sales. BIG Franky I definitely agree. I am looking forward to this game and both of my kids have already asked for it. It will be under the tree this year…. already pre-ordered from AMAZON…($49.95 sale price too, which is nice)…. also pre-ordered Rayman, Skylanders Swap Force, and Disney Infinity….. should be a fun Christmas! AAAkabob Need… sdmac200600 It will. ALOT of Nintendo fans’ favorite Mario game is galaxy. SLW is essentially Super Sonic Galaxy. mario for life day 1 purchase for me Mark Mario and Sonic are my two favorite video game characters of all time! Mario To me, Mario and Sonic are my two favorite video game characters in existence!! gtosheex I havent played sonic since Dreamcast. Kinda glad i skipped all the others – will this be the one to get back into it? Joey Perez I played it … And its very good ! Both 3ds and Wii u was impresive Bob Wilkerson This game is on my “maybe” list depending on funds and reviews. I have already pre-ordered these games for Nintendo Systems that are scheduled to come out this fall: Pikmin 3 Super Mario 3D world The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) Watch Dogs Batman Arkham Origins. and will pre-order Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 later so I have put Sonic Lost World and a couple other titles on the maybe wish list for now. Can’t spend too much on video games otherwise the wife thinks it is an excuse to go overboard on buying shoes and purses. 😉 mario for life what about splinter cell and rayman legends both games look great Bob Wilkerson Rayman Legends, Wonderful 101, and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze are also on my Maybe list but I am not really into war type shooters so Splinter Cell I am not considering at this time. I want to also get Bayonetta and X and I am contemplating picking up a used copy of the first Bayonetta for my XB360 which I have seen for as low as $10. Jeffery02 I’ll see what the game is like when it comes out. It seems to have potential, and it has me hopeful, but seeing their track record has me a bit, well, cautious. lonewolf88 idk about you guys but i will love it. Link Slayer Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for Gamecube is one of my all time favorite games. Getfiftytwo RageComics Lol I like that series My fav was Sonic Adventure 1 Mostly nostalgia majora :D it seems i was the only one to enjoy sonic and the secret rings… not saying it was fabulous or something, but i liked it Getfiftytwo RageComics I get what you mean its not the best but I also played the shit out of it and beat it years ago 🙂 Luffy I totally enjoy that game as well! Keaton As a hardcore mario fan. . . I really appreciate what they’re doing here. Im liking how this game looks and i might actually consider buying this if i could try out a demo first. But overall. Great job catching my attention. Sonic games never really drew my attention since the Sega Genesis games. William Cole Yes, I’m a Mario fan and I’d play this. It looks really good actually. Sonic is really making a comeback. Tails the Foxhound Secret Rings horrible? I can see not liking it, but it’s certainly not HORRIBLE. Then again, I’m usually at odds with the Sonic fanbase in terms of which games I like and loathe. Luffy I actually really like Secret Rings! And the music is really cool! 🙂 Mario Me too! starwars360 Secret Rings is medicore Sonic game but not poor, horrible or worst like Sonic game in 2006, Sonic and the Black Knight and Sonic Unleashed (both 3 being worst Sonic games in history). I think John bit mistake again and I think he is meant Sonic and the Black Knight. 🙂 Tails the Foxhound I didn’t like HD Unleashed at all, but ‘UnWiished’ was pretty great. Everyone hates on Black Knight, but that’s actually another of my more liked Sonic games, I liked it more than Secret Rings anyways. Dodge Pribyl This game looks good, but I won’t spend a cent if Big the damn Cat isn’t fishing for his frog in this game. ItzameyaToad I am new to the Sonic universe and am loving the games so far! I think as a long time Mario guy I will love Lost World. Ȑaȟuḽ Cớrnhớliớ They should make Sonic Hero 2 for Wii U Jay Jay I will buy this one looks awesome. I have sonic heroes and shadow the hedgehog. Johny Colors was BRILLIANT in my opinion. looked good, felt good, played good,… it was GOOD !. Unleashed was fine too (the day levels of course -.-) Michael Jurado oh lord sonic 2006 … we sonic fans prefer to pretend that never happened ^^” Luffy This game looks sooooo amazing! I always prefered Sonic platforming games then Sonic racers games (Genesis VS Adventure) Dez Been ages since I wanted a Sonic game. It is good to hear Sega is rethinking their direction for Sonic games, I have Sonic and the Secret Rings and I couldn’t play the game for that long, it was just so bland and boring. I don’t like Sonic speed oriented games, it is branching too far from the old formula, those old Genesis games make the new ones look like crap. The only one that piqued my interest was Sonic Generations since they actually included the original Sonic and his design. Sonic still has a place in my heart though, this is one of the Wii U games I’ve actually been wanting. Victor I can’t wait for sonic lost world. Looking forward to finding the red star rings and the new color powers. Jeffrey Debris I’ll get it, don’t worry SEGA 🙂 brian Just from the E3 video I knew it was gonna be a day one buy for me. Paul I loved Colors and Generations. I hope this has at least decent speed. I’m not looking for a generic Mario rip off. That doesn’t seem to be the case tho… starwars360 Yes I loved Colors and Generations. Both great current generation for Sonic platformer games. But I must said disagreed with you that you think Sonic Lost World is rip off. This is not rip off but Sonic need go back where original used were and right back on track as well Sonic should be from what Super Mario Galaxy series too. Well I think nice for Sonic break from being speed platformer games. He been in that for longer time. Sonic need have new story, back on track in many ways Sonic used in past even before crap Sonic game in 2006 as well Sonic need have large world gameplay game. Not only them but Sonic need his own better and bigger game then before. Lost World is here. Cannot wait for this game. 🙂 Paul As I said, it doesn’t seem like it’ll be a rip off, I just hope it stands on its own as a great sonic game. starwars360 That is sweet Paul. :):) It is cool. We cannot wait for this game. 😛 starwars360 I fucked cannot wait for this game so much. So hard exciting about this game. Loved many Sonic games (not Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight and Sonic 2006 game. Those horrible Sonic games in history). I bet Sonic: Lost World going epic!!!! Yes agreed that Sonic Team made their rights and back on track from where original Sonic games used were and game world feel near similar to Super Mario Galaxy series. I very proud with Sonic Team for now until game release and reviews. 🙂 VGamer I think the balance between platforming and speed in this game is just right, sorta like Heroes and Unleashed.