Jun 4th, 2013


Yesterday we told you that the exclusive partnership between Nintendo and Sega would see all three Sonic games released in the 2013 calendar year. This has since been corrected, as an IGN staff member followed up with Sega and confirmed that the third title in the series will not be hitting the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS in 2013.

While that’s unfortunate since the Wii U is currently experiencing a drought of games, by the time the game is released we expect a richer experience for Wii U owners. That being said, what do you think the third title will be? Many are speculating it will be a kart racing game similar to Mario Kart, as Sonic & All-Stars Racing was, though many have voiced displeasure at the idea of another Sonic racing game being part of that exclusive partnership. Let us know what you’d like from the third game in the comments below.

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  • Ony

    Well that’s logical; give the world two Sonic at the same time, and it will choose only one.

    And maybe it would be a new Sonic Rider that is not as shitty as the 2 and kinect ? :/

    • MTGSWE

      Nah. I think Nintendo were smarter than that. They could just as well secured a second main game in the Sonic series. I’m just speculating though 😛


    Three sonic games in one year would never work in the first place. A good choice to wait with it.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      It will happen, and you know it.

      • MTGSWE

        Hehe. Nice pic 😛

        • TaintedXGamer

          also if he does return in the next smash bros, i hope they will re-balance his final smash and maybe update his moves? 😛

          • MTGSWE

            Me too 🙂

      • Haha no it won’t happen, because it allready happened yesterday on my Wii me vs my brother (me playing sonic my brother playing Mario)

      • RockGod

        Strange thing is I assumed that same thing Magnus. But I think he was only licensed for use in Brawl, however I do believe he will appear in another Nintendo 1st party title ( to settle some old bets SEGA said ).
        I believe he’ll instead appear in Mario Kart U, probably with his own custom built tracks and vehicles.

    • Robknoxious1

      Agreed, no need to flood 2013 with Sonic.

    • Jack5221

      Agreed. After all, this is the year of Luigi! Not Sonic! 😛

  • I suggest that SEGA give Sonic a rest. The last great Sonic game worth playing was Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast. They should be focusing on cooler characters in their catalog like Nights,

    • iceazeama

      sonic adventure aged horrible and everyone knows it, i played it, aahhh it was so bad!!!!!!

    • D.M.T

      I believe Sonic Adventure 2 on Gamecube was better but that’s my opinion.

      Sonic doesn’t need to retire, they just need Nintendo’s help to make Sonic games better.

    • Quote

      Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations were definitely worth playing, both being recent Sonic games. If anything Sonic is getting back on track.

  • Nintedward

    Really excited for Lost world , especially as its coming off the back of Generations and Colors , and because it’s a Nintendo exclusive 😉

    It will be one of them where you over exaggerate how good it is to your friends who don’t have a Wiiu xD.

    ”It’s fucking amazing…. I swear to god , I can’t remember playing a game like this!” full well knowing it’s just a solid 8/10…

    • Link Slayer

      Yeah thats one of the games thats really going to make me regret my sale of the Wii U. I sold it to gamestop for 92 dollars (Wii U Delux) and my cousin and everyone was like man i’ll never get another stupid Nintendo talking about after the gamecube. Now my cousin is like man you shouldnt have sold that wii u I would of gave you like 250 for it. Because Sonic Adventure 2 battle is one of my top favorite games and its his favorite. Its the reason he is a great musician now. He covers a lot of sonic songs. SonicSpeedway

      • Nintedward

        92 dollars ? WTF ? I don’t know what to say :/

        What ever floats your boat I suppose , make sure you enjoy your 92 clams whilst i’m enjoying Pikmin 3 , Wonderfull 101 , Sonic Lost world and much more…

        • Link Slayer

          ill probably get another one when they come out with a voiced over Zelda game. I am pretty stupid for doing that though. I did need money bad and that was my least precious piece of electronic equipment that I had to sell

          • Andresbuu

            Just buy one in fall many games will come out,at that time.I’m ready with my Wii U.

          • Nintedward

            That’s fair enough man , i’m not judging you…. I’m just suprised that ANYONE would buy a deluxe wiiu (@ what ? 350 minimum) to then sell it for 92 dollars 6 months later… lol.

            You shouldn’t of bought it right away , you should of waited until the games that intertest you come.Millions and Millions of people are doing just that and gradualy people will buy it more and more as the right games release.

            You would be 258 dollars better off right now xD

      • $92?? For that money I would have stored it and waited until new games. That can’t get you any other console. At the recommended prices at least.

        • Link Slayer

          yeah i feel pretty stupid. Well I am stupid. I wish I would have waited.

  • Veries Seals

    I know this is off the subject, but has anyone noticed since the last two updates that Lego City Undercover loads in half the time and also texture quality seems to have increased. Can anyone turn on their systems and check it out. Is it possible that what Nintendo did was worked with AMD/ATI and rewrote the graphics drivers for the GPU, which in turn may be the answer to how Nintendo increased the speed of the OS and over all performance.

    • QuizmasterBos

      Europe as well? And when did that update take place? Are you talking about the Wii U system updates a while back? Because if you are, I didn’t see any difference in it (last played it about two weeks ago). Would love the game to load twice as fast though. I’d also wish the game wouldn’t freeze anymore (happened to me three times).

      • Veries Seals

        Are you up to update 3.01?

        • QuizmasterBos

          3.0.1E, yes. That updates is already over 3 weeks old, right?

          • Veries Seals

            yes, that would be correct.

  • Levi Johansen

    It’s Sonic the Hedgehog 5, download only… not sure if that’d be disappointing…

    Could have some of the awesome touch-screen features like New Super Mario Bros. U has, or some stuff similar to Rayman Legends, like the “run challenge” (touch stuff to make a clear path for Sonic to run). o_O

    Now I am excited!!! 😀

    • D.M.T

      How do you know the 3rd game is Sonic The Hedgehog 5? And why on earth would be download only?

      • Levi Johansen

        I don’t know that. I should have written that differently, it looks like I’m claiming to know for sure.

        I was thinking that it’s probably be a platformer like Sonic the Hedgehog 4. I guess they could make it retail aswell, but platformers are usually eShop-only, like Toki Tori 2, the Cave, Trine 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and all other WiiWare games.

  • Guest

    hey did somebody buy injustice when it was 9.99 yesterday on gamestop?

  • Nintendofreak

    hey did somebody buy in the power hour deal yesterday? Powa hour is back

    • iceazeama

      what was that?????? aahhh fuck it.

      • Nintendofreak

        the gamestop facebook page is filled with pissed people since as soon as the sale ended they were magically not out of stock anymore..so dont feel bad the probably put like 350 copies for each system on sale at the discounted price

    • Pikachief

      Injustice! ugh I wish I saw this an hour ago. I just missed it!

  • iceazeama

    thats good, because then it wont be another shitty one like mario & sonic at the shitty games!!!!!! really sega…… thats one of the big 3 games that would have gone on there regardless??????

  • D.M.T

    I don’t think it’s unfortunate Ashley because we don’t need 3 Sonic games this year. And releasing 3 Sonic games in less than 6 months means that Sega want their games to compete with each other and that’s not what they want obviously.

    Yeah Wii U is experiencing a drought in games but that’s coming to an end when Nintendo releases 4 or 5 Wii U exclusives in the summer. And don’t forget 3rd parties like Splinter Cell, Rayman etc. that are coming

  • iceazeama

    hey what about those yakuza games?? are those going to be released in the west too, because i never got to play them and it seems like some good games.

  • Brandon Gardner

    Rumor is that the new sonic game is a team up game with Mario

  • Alex Damman

    i hope it’s not a kart racing game, just a new sonic game like lost world or generations. or sonic the hedgehog 5, that would be cool too.

  • Jon

    I am kind of glad there is not going to be a 3rd game released this year as 3 games in one year would probably mean that one or both of the ones being made now were rushed. one game later this year and then another some time next year that are not rushed would be so much better.

  • bizzy gie

    That’s so stupid. Mario and Sonic Olympics 2014 shouldn’t even count. It has Mario in it so it would have been exclusive either way.

  • Jamal Brown

    i hope they don’t do another racing game

  • TaintedXGamer

    the way i see it we are getting mario and sonic and sonic: lost worlds this year…..
    let’s see…… third game is currently unknown….. we had sonic colours. generations (unfortunately on 3ds) all-stars racing transformed…. and we had 2 subpar story book series game -secret rings and the black knight……. for all we know it even be another sonic riders though i doubt it…. -shrugs-

  • Superstick98

    That’s fine with me. More time put into the game means it will be better most likely.

  • Hmm as it won’t be released in 2013 there is nothing but one option left, the last game will be Sonic & Mario at the world cup Brazil 2014!

    Hey look at me I’m the new Pachter and probably closer to the truth then he ever was (crickets sjirping)

  • Mario

    Does anyone know what’s that big evil yellow looking head?

  • Johny

    3 sega games:
    -Mario & sonic at the olimpic games
    -Sonic the lost world Wii U
    -Sonic the lost world 3ds…

    so.. basicly he’s saying a 3ds version of lost world is getting delayed or something haha 😀

    • RockGod

      No Johny, Mario & Sonic Olympics is coming to both Wii U & 3DS
      Sonic: Lost World is also coming to Wii U & 3DS
      3rd sonic game is still a complete mystery… hence why everyone is speculating as to what it might be.

      • Johny

        it was a joke lol :). still thanks for info.

        • RockGod

          My bad… I just thought you were confused

  • HojihatesSONIC

    Wait a sec…I caught wind of an SA3! Well that it MIGHT be. The chances were thin to none. It probably ended up to be lost world.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Calling it: Sonic the fighters 2

  • Link

    Guess we will just have to wait ):

  • RockGod

    Super Mario & Sonic RPG…. they finally could team up, and be in a unique genre.
    I still stick to my prediction that Sonic will be a playable character in Mario Kart U.

  • john madsen

    i am excited for the sonic adventure 3 due out this year

  • DragonChi

    If the third game IS a Kart Racer. I expect it to be purely on the Sonic
    Universe. Sonic Racing Transformed was amazingly lacking in that
    regard. It also came with a lot of gameplay flaws. I would love to see a
    proper Sonic Kart racer of the same caliber as Mario Kart. Using famous
    Sega Genesis landscapes.