May 17th, 2013


During today’s Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo has entered into a “worldwide partnership” with Sega on Sonic games, with the first game from this partnership being called Sonic: Lost World. Scant few details were released about the game including the above screenshot, but we do know it’s coming to the Wii U and the 3DS and if you want to play it, you’ll need to do so on those Nintendo consoles.

More information is expected to come in the next Nintendo Direct, which is scheduled to be released shortly before E3. Iwata’s statement on the game is as follows:

“Sonic: Lost World is a brand new action-adventure platforming game that will launch exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.”

Are you excited?

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  • Possibly excited. Will have to see more of what the game is about first

  • Excited?! I’m fuckin’ flippin out! An Action Adventure Platformer for Wii U….that is sonic?!? OMFG…..dying! YESSS

    • Problem is Sonics hasnt been relevant for years now

      • Hugh Quinn

        go play unleased, colors, generations:)

        • val berger

          he/she’s still git a point. of course it’s great news for sonicfans, but the impact isn’t as big as it used to be.

          • Nintedward

            That’s why Nintendo is stepping in to try and revitalize the franchise. I’m positive they can do it.

            (edit – it’s not confirmed that Nintendo will be co developing the next Sonic game i guess I made that up out of excitement :/.
            Anyway 3D HD Sonic platformer exclusively on Wiiu. Siznold.)

          • yes there is audience for Sonic games, but now it’s smaller than ever, I can see Nintendo bring it back tho

            Unless it’s Mario X SOnic crossover, game dont sell

          • What? A crossover would be great fot my two favorite mascots! (Just so you know, I’m talking about Mario and Sonic).

          • D.M.T

            He doesnt have a point. Sonic Racing from last year sold 1+ million copies. How is that not relevant?

          • kinghenroc187

            it can be because alot of the new generation dont know who sonic is and who wouldn’t like sonic the hedgehog is an amazing game to keep passing down plus with new and in prove gameplay and graphics for this modern time sonic is a good franchise…

          • val berger

            sure, we will see. actually, what really could work would be something like a relaunch of the franchise, like there were relaunches with other franchises. On the other hand, it’s working with Mario too. Still, I personally would just use this kinda interesting theme of the Lost World with some general refurbishment of all characters, the setting and so on.

      • D.M.T

        Sonic Racing sold 1+ million copies. Yeah irrelevant isn’t it?

      • Squid

        No, people thought that because of the 06 incident. Afterwards came unleashed being Way better, then Sonic Colors, and the awesome sonic generations!

      • Talk to the hand!

    • Hugh Quinn

      Rollin’ around at the speed of sound, got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow

      • going listen to that song on repeat after this defensive driving video is over.

      • That was possibly one of the best sonic songs ever.

        Although I have to say, while a lot of people didnt like the gameplay of shadow the hedgehog, I LOVED the music from it..

        • Metal_Man_v2

          Shadow the Hedgehog had awesome music indeed. “Homing” attacks consistently slinging me off the stage… not so awesome.

          • Sora Morp

            I had a problem…Shadow said Damn! Damn!Damn! Every time he died or got hit

          • yeah that was just odd…

          • That’s Shadow for ya! He’s the opposite of Sonic. Shadow uses foul language, Sonic doesn’t. Shadow is a cold hedgehog. While Sonic is a super awesome! Shadow protects the world because of a promise he made. Sonic protects the world because he loves it! That’s how it is. Sonic’s good and Shadow is… neither good or bad.

          • Metal_Man_v2

            Sonic also cussed in Shadow the Hedgehog. I remember in one of the earlier levels when you team up with him to chase after the alien ship, if you fail to reach it in time, Sonic says “Damn! They got away!” I’m also fairly certain other characters such as Knuckles cussed in some of the stages. Honestly I felt the more adult approach was uncalled for, and too forced. Shadow is a more mature character in his own right, they didn’t have to give the characters potty mouths.

          • I didn’t really notice that. I guess it was because I was mainly focused on Shadow and not the other characters talking.

          • I didnt have that problem… :/

          • Metal_Man_v2

            Were you playing on the gamecube? That was the worst version. The same problem with the homing attack was also more prevalent in the gamecube version of Sonic Heroes.

          • I had the PS2 version of both those games, so maybe that’s it…

        • Sora Morp

          Black writings on the wall….Can you see all of me. Walk into my destiny……Do you renember me? Capture you or set you free? I am all..I am all of meeee..

        • Hugh Quinn

          i was just taking about city escape and you but in with shadow the hedgehog. bit random there?

          • It’s related to sonic music… Not to mention, most songs from shadow the hedgehog were done by the same band that did city escape… Not really random at all

      • Game Master

        Can’t stick around, have to keep moving on, guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out, must keep on moving ahead, no time for guessing, follow my plan instead

        • Hugh Quinn

          Trustin’ in what you can’t see, Take My lead, I’ll set you free.

          • Squid

            Follow me, set me free, Trust me and we will escape from the City.

          • Hugh Quinn

            I’ll make it through, Follow me, set me free, Trust me and we will escape from the City. I’ll make it through, prove it to you

            follow me

            oh yeah.

      • Evang3los

        so good. I need to buy a gamecube asap

    • Nintedward

      Sonic exclusive to Nintendo from now on due to new parnership ?

      I’ll pop open a bottle of Nintendo haters tears for us all to drink , who wants a glass ? *pop!*

      • Hugh Quinn

        ME ME ME

      • Super Buu

        *glugluglug* Ah… Fresh just the way I like it.

        • AkaLink77

          LOL and this game better have chaos’
          >: /

          • Sergio Díaz

            I know, right? we all loved chao system:P

          • Steven

            I was so sad when Sonic Heroes didn’t have chao’s. I’ve been disappointed ever since 🙁 I had so many Chao’s at level 99 before my memory card got corrupted :'(

          • Oh sweet Jesus, Please let this be the case.

      • Jack5221

        I’ll take some! It may not be Sonic Adventure battle 3, BUT it is an action adventure and for that I’m happy. I just really hope they have a new and improved Chao garden like from SDB2.

      • uPadWatcher

        Can I have another glass please? I love the taste!

        • Nintedward

          Here you go sir *wine pouring noise*

          • Hugh Quinn

            i want another one plzz:)

          • MTGSWE

            Do you have more tears? 😀

          • Nintedward

            Not unless I watch Braveheart ;(

          • Hugh Quinn

            we want nintendo haters tears, not nintendo fans tears:)

          • Shaise Mughal

            Yeah, Nintendo fans wont cry anyway because we’ve got this game!

          • Shaise Mughal

            and other sonic games

          • Shaise Mughal

            We’ll have to rub it into the faces of Nintendo haters even more so they cry

          • MTGSWE

            If Sonic sell good enough, maybe they will extend the partnership 😀

          • Shaise Mughal


      • Hell why not back in the days I used to dislike anything sega, until I played my very first sonic game at a friends place, now seeing Sega and Nintendo making a partnership, I could drink a glass as well long weekend anyway. So pls fill me up Nintedward.

        On a side not does this affect future releases from sega games on N consoles aswell? Skies of Arcadia 2, Panzer Dragoon 3, Phantasy Star games etc? Possible re-releases on virtual console for Panzer Dragoon 1 and 2, and many more excellent Sega Franchises, keep it coming Sega 😀

        p.s. couldn’t resist:

        • mralloverit

          Rumor has it that the partnership is for the next 3 Sonic games to be Nintendo exclusive.

          • Shaise Mughal

            yeah, one is this game, the other is Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games & the third one is not yet announced, we’ll have to wait until E3

          • mralloverit

            You could be right. However, what I gathered from this was that it may just be strictly Sonic games meaning the 2014 Mario/Sonic collaboration wouldn’t count among those three. Either way, it’s a pretty big grab for Nintendo, I think. Can’t help but wonder what Sony and Microsoft fans are saying about this.

          • mralloverit

            You were correct. This was posted about an hour ago…


            Not the first time I’ve been wrong. I don’t know about you, but the idea of a Mario Kart/Sonic racing crossover sounds rather interesting.

        • Nintedward

          *wine pouring noise*

        • devmiles

          i’m absolutely for that, having a class A sega library on VC..i’m a big panzer dragoon fan as well… but 4:3 with the bars is horrible..luckily my tv streches out. but proper HD remakes like sony has for DMC, Jack & Dexter etc..

      • ronin4life

        Only the next 3 entries… past that, who knows? Maybe they will stick with Nintendo, but for now it is just this, M&S@olympic games and 1 unnannounced title.

      • Revolution5268

        It taste like VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Nintedward

          Mine tastes like Sea water xD

      • gamesplayswill

        Cheers!, errrr, it’s not really tears right?

      • Shaise Mughal

        Me! Lets celebrate that its exclusive! Oh! give me the diet version!

    • Guest
    • I’m better than Sonic


        Eve Wario’s garlic farts are better than Waluigi….

      • Why do I see you everywhere?

    • Shaise Mughal

      I’ll say! This has got to boost Wii U sales now!

    • LopsidedPasta

      I think we all have just witnessed the first Wii U daily orgasm. What a historic land mark.

  • mar laguna

    fuck yeah at last a sonic game for wii u

  • HSN1

    I don’t care what people say about this Nintendo Direct being disappointing. Sonic is one of my favourite series and this announcement mada me so happy I don’t even know. The fact that it’s a WIIU exclusive adds to the awesomness and the fact that it’s a partnership with Nintendo also means that they most likely got help with the system, meaning that the game will be high-quality.

    • how was it disappointing? It wasn’t supposed to be that interesting, only showing off games previously announced and giving release dates. This new sonic game was a gigantic enormous bonus. Plus the Playable demos of E3 games at Best Buy are you KIDDING?!

      • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

        Thats right, this Nintendo Direct was only to cover some Summer updates. I dont know why people expected Smash Bros, or Wind Waker footage. Im glad because it seems that this exclusive partnership is all about Sonic, so all Sonic games are coming to Nintendo consoles only, that means Sonic stays in Super Smash Bros.

        • Yoshiwhirlwind

          Yeah I’m waiting for bombshell announcements during e3.

      • HSN1

        I didn’t find it disappointing personally, mostly because of this announcement. And that Best Buy thing is pure genius, too bad no one in Europe will benefit from it 🙁

    • JuleyJules

      I didn’t find it disaapointing either. There will be another direct in a few weeks! Nintendo needs to partner with other developers and studios to get exclusive games like these three Sonic ones. Getting this Yakuza game that was previously a Playstation exclusive is also cool! Hopefully it’s released everywhere and not just Japan.

    • Revolution5268

      for the people who said this direct was “disappointing”, this is not the only direct we will have. Nintendo at the beginning said there “will be another one very soon during e3” the point of this direct is to show games release plus something new.
      I don’t get why is people claiming this is our “e3 replacement”?

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    Yep… Sonic stays in Super Smash Bros

    • Nintedward

      Good point.

    • Definetly

    • Revolution5268

      I want snake out by the time new ssbb comes out keep that fool out!!!!!

      • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

        Me too man, lets hope Kojima and Nintendo agree on keeping Snake in Smash. Hey he did not make his appereance at All Stars Battle Royale, there is a chance

  • John Andalora

    No,no no no nonono nono.

    No nono no.

    • Nintedward

      No no . No no , no no . No no , no no , no no there’s no limits!

      • John Andalora

        No no….
        Every game since Adventure 2 has been rather lame and forgettable. Not really much I enjoyed from it. So, a new Sonic game doesn’t really titillate me.

        • Nintedward

          But Nintendo is partnering up with Sega on this one , and we all know Nintendo is the worlds best platform game developer.

          So I have extremely high hopes for this!

          • John Andalora

            Depends on how far “partnering up” goes.
            Remember that Nintendo Partnered up with EA, and all that meant was that EA would make games for the Wii U with slight additions for the Wii U (which didn’t last too long).
            If Nintendo actually takes a crack at it, it could be good, but it’s just trying to figure out whether or not SEGA will actually let them or just hog all the stuff for themselves.
            I’m skeptical about the word “partnering up.”

          • NkoSekirei

            dude EA is the one that ended that partnership with nintendo due to they couldnt get their way with not having origin on the wii u and they still bitch about it which need to stop or their never gonna be respected anymore cause their acting like a spoiled brat

          • John Andalora

            That’s not the point.
            The point is “How far does the word “partnership” go?”
            If it’s just that SEGA is exclusively making a game for Wii U, then No thanks. their games aren’t going well. Generations was stale.

  • Javy G

    A Sonic adventure game and partnership with Nintendo… this is going to be enormous!!!

  • Hugh Quinn

    That Screenshot is now my Facebook Timeline Cover:)

  • Malik Gilbert

    I hope it’s not in 2D please no

    • Zombie Boy

      I think opinion is mixed on this. Personally I’d like an old-school 2D Sonic with modern graphics (and better controls than Sonic 4).

      • Malik Gilbert

        Honesty I’m a HUGE SONIC fan he’s my favorite franchise even if its mixed that’s cool I just really want it 3D sonic

  • Super Buu

    Nintendo, if you will do games in partnership with Capcom, consider doing this: 1. Bring Megaman Back (or buy the IP if it fails) 2. Develop a Nintendo vs. Capcom cross over game 3. Okami 3 exclusivity (If it ever happens).

    • Arthur Jarret

      I’d actually hope for them to capitalize more on their partnership with Namco… can you imagine? Soul Calibur x Fire emblem – with a possible expansion pack adding xenogear/blade to the mix.

      The only capcom crossover I want to see is Monster hunter x Pokemon: Gotta hunt ’em all!

      • Super Buu

        The awesomeness would probably disintegrate my face.

  • Alex Leb

    It needs Chao Garden or it just wont measure up in my opinion.

  • XelaFury

    By the look of that screenshot, i’m guessing that we’ll experience one hell of a Sonic game!

  • Ninknowing

    Perfect, do you see? I dont know why everyone was freaking out about the Wii U, who cares if ps4 and xbox 720 are stronger with more ram, thats what i have a computer for, all i care about is the amazing games Nintendo is about to dish out, super smash bros U, the new fire emblem cross, retro studios has something on the way, 3d mario game, luigi U, and now this new sonic game, Wii win XD.

    • JuleyJules

      I’m impressed that there are so many games being announced now. The Direct in a few weeks is going to be for unannounced games and things coming out fall and beyond. I hope there are some surprises in store for us! It’s also cool that we can go to Best Buy in Canada and try some games they announce at E3! That should help get the awareness out to people who want Mario 3D, Mario Kart etc.

      • Ninknowing

        I’m telling you, it’s amazing. I’m just going to stick with Nintendo, i don’t care what anyone says about it, the games are better and that’s how it’s going to stay. Can’t wait to go to Best Buy and check out the masterpieces Nintendo has waiting for us!

        • JuleyJules

          Me too! I barely have time for the Wii U so that’s enough for me. I’ll definitely be going to Best Buy to check out some games. Hopefully Bayonetta 2 is one of them!! This will certainly help get the word out when people are in BB playing games like Mario Kart and Mario 3D!!

    • Gene

      Of course the PS4 or Xbox720 won’t get amazing games… the amazing games will be only on the Wii U.

      Blind fanboy.

      • Ninknowing

        Your an idiot why do you think the Wii sold better than the xbox/ps3, because the games are better obviously and if this new sonic game can follow the path of sonic adventure 2 battle even better, don’t be mad bro just watch and learn. People don’t know about the Wii U because Nintendo is not advertising, which is a good thing so when nextbox/ps4 unveil their stuff Wii U can advertise right along with it. So Wii win don’t be mad because your not apart of the first party masterpieces, and you get trashy 3rd party games from shovel ware devs.

        • sdmac200600

          To actually defend him, the Wii sold alot because it was a fad among mothers and old people. Those sales weren’t purely Nintendo fans or fans from Nintendo’s past. If that was the case 3d mario and skyward sword would have sold much much more than they have. Sure NSMBWii sold crazy good numbers but that is a 2d mario game that EVERYBODY can play.

          That being said, the ps4 and 720 will have amazing games. Uncharted 2 and Gears f war 2 are one of my favorite games this gen and if they decide to continue both of those franchises on the 720 and ps4, I’ll be happy.

  • marky g

    Not gonna lie I own a Wii U but I will wait for the review before buying this. Sonic Colours was woeful so they really will have to step it up a few notches

  • Arvidex

    “Yes!” Should be enough.

  • discuss

    Perhaps I’ll get excited in 2015.

  • uPadWatcher

    My hype meter is borderline now that a new Sonic title is coming exclusively to both Wii U and 3DS!!!!!!!!

  • MS or SOny would be wise to buy Sega before Nintendo does.

    • Ace J

      no they wouldn’t

    • Lord Carlisle

      Finally, a comment from you that makes sense. But if Sonic belongs under anyone’s one console, it would be Nintendo’s.

    • Guest

      You have a valid point there, but with this partnership, and the Bayonetta Franshise, I have a gut feeling both MS and Sony are to late already to buy Sega.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      Japanese would never sell to an American company, so that would never happen

    • Silent

      No It wouldnt, because according to you, They are too high on their horse to look down at Sega.

    • jay

      But thats the BABY GAEMEZ!!! Remember DOGG?!

    • jay

      Yeah and kill the company like they did Rare, Wise huh?

  • Gene

    Luigi U… Sonic vs Mario. Nintendo is good at rehashes.

    • Ace J

      so is every other publisher

    • Pikachief

      Luigi U is not a re-hash its DLC as big as a re-hash 😛 lol pretty much the opposite of a rehash. Instead of re-selling the same game, they took that game and just added on top of it what they could’ve rehashed as a brand new title.

      Sonic Vs. Mario though, definitely a rehash. lol they needed a quick new game!

  • Jld98

    Nintendo should have partnership with Sega for Shenmue 3…

  • Lunatic

    The partnership with SEGA only lasts 3 games: Mario & Sonic, Lost World and something unannounced.

    I’m thrilled that SEGA has a (temporary) partnership with Nintendo, but honestly I have no idea what possessed them to do this from a business standpoint. Unleashed and Colors were both cross-platform and relatively successful, and Generations was amazing, but not available on the Wii, so I’m not sure why SEGA wouldn’t release for any of the relevant Microsoft and Sony platforms, as they have been. I somehow doubt that they’ll come up with some amazing new Wii U control scheme that could not be ported over to the other systems.

    Well… Here’s hoping that Lost World is good enough to merit a continued partnership.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      You are only half right on the cross platform part since Colors was exclusive to Nintendo systems ( Wii and DS)

    • Ice Climbers

      Its possible that Mario & Sonic is not one of those 3 games since it was going to be exclusive to Nintendo systems anyway.

  • MetroidZero

    Embers of the Phoenix.


    If Nintendo publish the games and send people to help with development, then it’s only fair.

    Just one thing to say to ps/xbox fanboys whining about this:
    It’s no use!!!

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  • Squid

    Wait so Sonic belongs to Nintendo now? Only Nintendo? This makes up a ton for Generations not being ported to Wii U. Sonic Adventure Battle 2 was my favorite childhood GameCube game.

  • Death47

    Sonic is and will always be awesome.

    I love me some sonic, I used to even like the games considered “bad” by the fanbase.

    (Sonic Unleashed, Secret Rings)

  • This is pretty awesome. I already feel Sonic Generations proved that Sonic can still really move. Add to that a partnership with Nintendo, and I think the Blue Blur is about to go on some sick adventures.

    • NkoSekirei

      has anyone heard any details about demon tribe from sega cause i only saw it once on an article on here im definitely interested in that game

  • Sora Morp

    This should be good. I mean sonnic games after shadow the hedgehog weere just terrible until Sonic Unleashed (HD remake) colours and Generations came out and made it better.

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  • Squid

    I’m confused does this mean Nintendo owns sonic as an exclusive?

    • Jarell Humphries

      It’s likely going to be a timed exclusive

      • phaedruss

        No the three games are exclusive.

        • Pikachief

          Three exclusive games with the possibility of renewing the contract after those 3 games are done.

  • FlyingBoat

    Iwata: now i am pleased to announce a new game from sega…
    me: OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!!!
    Iwata: a new mario and sonic at the winter olympics!
    me: oh….
    Iwata: oh, also sonic lost worlds is going to be nintendo exclusive
    me: OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

    • Revolution5268

      Iwata:also we will be releasing some game gear title for 3ds

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Could this be a spiritual successor to Sonic Colors?

    • Revolution5268

      now that you mention it there was a rumor that a sonic game as been made for wiiu, i think this is it.

  • William Cole

    *Cue choir* ♪SEGA♪

  • Jonathan Dogey

    Why get excited when Sonic has not had hardly any good games in the past 10 years

    • Pikachief

      I really enjoyed Generations and I heard Sonic Colors was great. And Sonic All-stars Racing: Transformed was also pretty good! I have high hopes for this next sonic game, but of course I’m gonna have to get some impressions and read reviews first. Sega likes to get things wrong very often.

  • If you guys see closely, you’ll see Sonic on Tails’s plane.

  • david jarman

    Give me shenmue!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Great to see it will be coming for 3DS. I’m only getting the WiiU once an Original Zelda title is announced for the console.

  • Trimeister

    Hmm i was looking at some found boxart of ssbu and i have noticed this i see a plane on it and a world

    • Michael Jurado

      …megaman … megaman TT_TT omg please have megaman

  • Sherlockpod

    where is the partner ship ? Were is Castle of Illusion for WiiU ??

  • Rumpelstiltskin

    An exclusive Sonic game on a Nintendo console would only be considered “When pigs fly” back in the 80s and 90s 😀

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    “brand new action-adventure platforming” as of gameplay? or as of sonic game?

    :/ and they got that image wrong… unless the world is supposed to be so small, talking about porpotions; the plane should have been smaller or atleast taken sonic out of it to remove the idea of its proportion

  • Trevin

    Hopefully this is as good as generations and colours 🙂

  • shoeses47

    Poor Sonic…. Well, atleast this ups his chance of being in the new Smash Bros..

    • Michael Jurado

      sonic was suppose to be in melee but, due too time he didn’t make it.

  • John Madsen

    i am happy with this because the next step for sega shenmue on wii u so i hope they notice there fan base is growing

  • GuardiansFan

    i think its smart on nintendo’s part to have the exclusivity on sonic games…they need to try and get more exclusive games and that will help sell systems

  • Mr. blobby

    this is funny as a sony fanboy I know was recently telling me how much he loves sonic games.
    also he is obsessed with snowboarding so it will be interesting telling him about all the snowboarding that will be in that new winter olympics game as well.

  • Jonathan Wiggins

    chaos, (the cute ones) and Chaos( the water god) would make cool playable characters.