Sonic Lost World coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS

Sega's next Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Lost World, will be exclusive to Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.

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Updated with additional details from Sega.

Sega's next Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Lost World, will be exclusive to Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. "The onetime rivalry between Mario and Sonic has grown into a friendship that has never been closer," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said in the announcement.

According to Nintendo, this announcement demonstrates "the commitment we have to bringing great games to the Wii U platform." This comes a day after EA officially announced it was not developing games for Nintendo's latest home console.

Sonic Lost World is actually just one of the games part of this deal. Sega later announced that Nintendo's exclusive relationship covers "the next three titles" in the series, and will make Nintendo consoles "the number one destination for Sonic gaming." Additional details are expected in the weeks to come.

"Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo," Sega of America president John Cheng said in a prepared statement. "As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand."

While snagging exclusivity for Sonic the Hedgehog makes sense, given the close alignment of Nintendo and Sega's audiences, we're not sure if it's a particularly great sign. You know what system also had a lot of exclusive Sonic games? Dreamcast.

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    May 17, 2013 7:49 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Sonic Lost World coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS.

    Sega's next Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Lost World, will be exclusive to Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.

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      May 17, 2013 8:02 AM

      Two irrelevant video game icons, now on one complete irrelevant package!

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      May 17, 2013 8:19 AM

      sonic games don't really carry much value any more

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      May 17, 2013 8:20 AM

      imagine being told, back in 1992, that this was the future of Sega+Nintendo

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        May 17, 2013 9:03 AM

        clinging together in obscurity while their ship sinks? Yeah, it's f@#$ing crazy.

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        May 17, 2013 9:12 AM

        "At least we'll always have Atari! 8D" - The kid with shitty parents, 1992

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      May 17, 2013 8:23 AM

      I guess I am glad I have a WiiU then, this is sort of crazy only on the WiiU? After Sonic Generations I would of thought it be on all systems again. Maybe they are making Sonic generations 2 that will be multi platform?

      Huh, well I hope they show i at E3.

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      May 17, 2013 8:42 AM

      UPDATE: Sonic Lost World is actually just one of the games part of this deal. Sega later announced that Nintendo's exclusive relationship covers "the next three titles" in the series, and will make Nintendo consoles "the number one destination for Sonic gaming."

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        May 17, 2013 8:55 AM

        Crazy, hmm thanks for the info.

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        May 17, 2013 8:59 AM

        number one destination? if it's exclusive then it's the only destination

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          May 17, 2013 9:11 AM

          #1 destination for Sonic titles IE other sonic games will be multi-platform from the sounds of it.

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        May 17, 2013 9:06 AM

        Guess I'll just keep replaying Generations on my PC.

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        May 17, 2013 9:54 AM

        One of them includes the next Mario and Sonic at the olympic games, so it's only one more.

        Also I would even wonder how exclusive they are, the way Iwata worded it, "to launch exclusively for WiiU and 3DS" makes me think it's a timed deal for a few years and then they can port them elsewhere.

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        May 17, 2013 11:52 AM

        Well that will save the Wii U

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      May 17, 2013 9:10 AM

      I wonder if it will be co-developed? That could bring some quality back into Sonic games that haven't existed for a long time. Glad to see some 3rd party support!

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        May 17, 2013 9:50 AM

        I hope it's not honestly.

        Anytime I see a comment like this, I wonder.. did you play Colors and Generations? and if you did and didn't like them well then you just don't like Sonic games.

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          May 17, 2013 10:27 AM

          The last Sonic game I played actually was some weird Sonic fighting game for the GBA or maybe it was the DS I don't recall. I'll need to check those out but I still think a codeveloped game would be supreme.

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            May 17, 2013 10:44 AM

            Generations was actually a genuinely good Sonic game.

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            May 17, 2013 10:58 AM

            Eh I don't know, that's like having coffee in your tea imo. Sega and Nintendo each have their own little charm to their games.

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          May 17, 2013 11:40 AM

          Last Sonic game I played was Sonic 4 Ep 1. It was pretty terrible.

          After that I just went back to playing Sonic 2 over and over again.

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      May 17, 2013 1:08 PM

      That's a really good exclusivity.

      Let's hope more big ones are coming.

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      May 19, 2013 9:35 AM

      "You know what system also had a lot of exclusive Sonic games? Dreamcast."

      The difference is the Dreamcast was awesome.

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      May 20, 2013 6:54 AM

      "You know what system also had a lot of exclusive Sonic games? Dreamcast." This is a wacky statement.