Woah nelly, Sonic fans were in for a freaking treat this morning!
First up, as you may recall, the name Sonic Lost World was trademarked by SEGA yesterday, prompting a large amount of buzz within the community as a reveal seemed to be right around the corner. This morning, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata unexpectedly began today’s scheduled Nintendo Direct with news pertaining to Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic Lost World has been officially unveiled by Ninty’s bossman, with Iwata confirming that it will be exclusive to both Wii U and 3DS consoles. More details to the game will come before E3.
Forest world, jungle world, ice world, desert world, volcano world, water world… Oh this looks gorgeous!
But this wasn’t the only new Sonic game to be revealed! Before Lost World was showcased, Iwata gave a presentation concerning Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, tying in with the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Screenshots of the Wii U game are available after the jump!
The game is to take advantage of the Wii U gamepad with events like hockey and curling, with new events like biathlons, triathlons, and paired figure skating to join the fray.
Also confirmed via the Direct is a wider variety of SEGA Game Gear titles for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. These include:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic Blast
- Sonic Labyrinth
- Sonic Drift 2
- Tails Adventure
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Crystal Warriors
- Defenders of Oasis
- Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
- G-Loc Air Battle
- Vampire: Master of Darkness
So if any of the above has tickled your fancy but you chose to sit out of Nintendo consoles this generation… you might wanna change your mind!