TSS Review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

Without a doubt, Sonic the Hedgehog has been making something of a comeback in recent years. After falling to his lowest point in the mid-2000s, SEGA’s blue mascot has slowly but surely been climbing his way back onto the pedestal he proudly stood upon in his early days. Sonic Colours propelled him into relevance once more, while the time-travelling anniversary adventure of Sonic Generations cemented his newfound return to form. The question is – with a brand new gameplay style to show off, does the Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Lost World see the hedgehog grab the edge of success with a well-executed parkour move? Or does it buck the trend and see him stumble, falling back down towards the depths of mediocrity from whence he came? Continue reading TSS Review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

[UPDATE] Lost World Charity Marathon Forges Ahead on October 26th, Prizes Announced

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UPDATE: The marathon will be going live at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern over at the event website, on Twitch.tv, and on YouTube. Original post follows.

Along with the successful funding for effective livestream equipment, David Oxford of Nintendo Force is pleased to announced that the Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon will forge ahead this Saturday, October 26th!

Oxford will be joined by Ian Flynn, who many will recognize as the writer for Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man series, as they tackle Sonic’s latest gaming venture over the course of 24 hours in hopes to raise money for the Sick Kids Foundation.

With the hosts themselves bearing little to no experience of the game itself, Flynn having played no more than the San Diego Comic-Con demo and Oxford going in blind, they will also be holding an open chat where viewers are given the green light to ask questions as the playthrough goes on, and with the recent universal reboot of the Archie Sonic comics following the mega Worlds Collide crossover, there is possibly no better chance to get some answers regarding Sonic’s brave new world than this!

In an email Oxford sent our way, he has stated that, thanks to their generous sponsors, numerous prizes will be raffled off to those who donate over the course of the Marathon, which include but are not limited to:

  • Four green Sonic Lost World lanyards from the Sonic Boom 2013 convention, featuring images of the Deadly Six and Sonic on one side, and the game’s logo on the other;
  • Four digital one-year subscriptions to Nintendo Force magazine;
  • 12 different Archie Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe comic collections and magazines, and;
  • Four hardcover first editions of UDON Entertainment’s The History of Sonic the Hedgehog book!

And the two grand prizes?

  • One customized Sonic Lost World “thank you” illustration, featuring the winner’s name, by fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante!
  • One Wii U Deluxe Set from Nintendo with a copy of Sonic Lost World!

While concerns were initially raised over the date of the event due to the delay of the North American release, it appears that the kind folks at SEGA have given a helping hand to Oxford and Flynn by granting them an early copy of the game, thus allowing the charity event to proceed as planned.

Oxford and Flynn are hoping to raise a total of $1000-1500 through the Charity Marathon, and if those numbers can be broken, then all the better for Sick Kids! Help kick off the holiday season right by donating to this wonderful cause!

[ UPDATE: A Facebook event page and a Google+ event page has since gone live. ]

Once again, the Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon will be held this Saturday, October 26th, over at Nyteworks.

Sonic Lost World Top Wii U Game in UK Charts

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This weeks UK game sales charts are in, courtesy of GFK Chart track, and Sonic Lost World is the top selling Wii U game. Lost World debuted at #1 in the Wii U only chart, ahead of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Skylanders Swap Force, which was also released Friday. In the 3DS chart, Sonic Lost World entered at #4, being beaten by Nintendo’s own Pokémon X/Y and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. However, Sonic’s latest narrowly missed the top 10 all-formats chart, placing 11th behind Disney Infinity at #10.

We’ll see how Sonic Lost World fares next week with a full week of sales behind it.

Source: GFK Chart Track

Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3DS Launch Trailers

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With Sonic Lost World now available in Europe, SEGA has put out one last trailer for each version to showcase Sonic’s latest adventure on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Lots of gameplay and cutscene clips are shown from various stages of the game, and there’s even some dialogue in there. As you’d expect, Sonic and Eggman sure don’t sound happy about having to work together.

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Source: SEGA Europe YouTube Channel

Have you bought Sonic Lost World? What do you think of it so far? Speak out in the comments.

Update: Sonic Lost World: Review Roundup

So Sonic Lost World is out, and it’s…. well.. you’ll see. I’m not a fan of review embargoes these days, mainly because given the price of a game, you really need an idea as to what to expect. So for people living in the EU, odds are this won’t be of much use. But here it is anyway, the following is a roundup of all the Sonic Lost World reviews so far. Continue reading Update: Sonic Lost World: Review Roundup

Sonic Lost World Now Available in Europe

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It’s Friday 18th October! Sonic Lost World is out now in Europe! If however you cannot wait until the morning, it’s available for purchase and download via the Nintendo eShop on both the Wii U and 3DS.

So if you don’t want a physical copy of Sonics latest adventure you can download the title on both systems for £39.99 (Wii U) and £34.99 (3DS). Should also point out, if you buy the game before October 27th, the NiGHTS DLC is also included.

Keep checking TSS as we’ll have a review of the game up by early next week for both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game.

And to celebrate the release of Sonic Lost World, here is a gif that made me chucke…

P.S. Still not sure where to buy Lost World from? Check out our handy price guide.

Sonic Lost World Community Now Open on Miiverse

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A new chapter in the Sonic community has opened this evening, as the Sonic Lost World community opened its doors about an hour ago on Nintendo’s Miiverse. For those not in the know, Miiverse is a social network, much like Facebook and Twitter, on both the Wii U and the web where Nintendo fans can discuss their favourite games. With the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, players can share Colour Powers and RC Gadgets on Miiverse with each other. In an interview published today by Nintendo, SEGA’s David Corless says players can even send their Colour Powers to Miiverse and have them returned later with increased power.

Sonic Lost World is out tomorrow in Europe and October 29th in the US on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Miiverse

Iizuka: Lost World is a “Must-Buy” Title

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Ahead of Sonic Lost World’s release,  Nintendo Life have sat down with the one and only Takashi Iizuka to talk exclusivity, hardware limitations and the current reputation of the franchise among other interesting morsels for you to get your hedgehog-hungry teeth into!

Continue reading Iizuka: Lost World is a “Must-Buy” Title

Sonic Lost World OST Title and Art Revealed

lostworldostwithoutboundariesAs we reported last month, the official soundtrack to Sonic Lost World is set to be released in Japan on 27th November. Well today, thanks to some information from 4Gamer.net we can reveal both the title – “Without Boundaries” – and the cover art of the OST… which as you can see above, is absolutely covered in artwork of the Deadly Six. I guess the designers took the ‘without boundaries’ concept quite literally with regards to their copy and paste tools!

Without Boundaries will contain 93 songs from Sonic Lost World across 3 CD discs, performed by over 70 musicians and produced by Otani Tomoya who previously worked on the soundtracks to Sonic The Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Unleashed, and Sonic Colours. Tracks you can expect to find on the album include the main theme “Wonder World”, the full version of “Windy Hill Zone 1”, and “The Deadly Six Theme”. The OST will feature a range of musical genres, from tango to synth pop to big band jazz.

Are you planning to get Without Boundaries? And even if not, what do you make of the Sonic Lost World soundtrack so far? Let us know in the comments!

Sonic Lost World (Wii U) Has a Day One Update

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Nintendo fansite Nintendo Life has revealed that Sonic Lost World has a day one update available on the European Wii U version of the game. It’s currently unknown what the update is for, but it weighs in at 46MB and took about five minutes to download and install for Nintendo Life’s staff. Hopefully SEGA will give details about the update closer to launch.

Sonic Lost World will be available in Europe October 18th.

Source: Nintendo Life

Deadly Six Edition to be available on Wii U eShop for limited period

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Sonic Lost World is racing onto Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS systems at the end of this week in Europe, and it appears even with mere days to go there’s still a few surprises in store – one of which being that the Deadly Six Edition, once believed to be a retail exclusive pre-order bonus, will now be offered via the Wii U eShop for a limited time as well!

The news comes courtesy of Official Nintendo Magazine, who have posted Nintendo’s schedule for this week’s eShop releases – with Sonic leading the pack as the headline title. With regards to the Deadly Six Edition, the following statement is made:

You can receive download codes for the additional level available in the Deadly Six Edition and five Black Bomb colour powers if you purchase Sonic Lost World from Nintendo eShop on your Wii U between 00:01 (UK time) on 18 October and 23:59 (UK time) on 27 October.

So, if you download Sonic Lost World from the Wii U eShop by 27th October, you’ll get the NiGHTMARE DLC and five Black Bomb Wisps as an added bonus!

Sonic Lost World will cost £39.99 to download on the Wii U and £34.99 on 3DS. Will you be buying them digitally when they launch in Europe on Friday?

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine

Sonic Lost World Price Roundup

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Sonic Lost World will be hitting Europe and Australia later this week and in the US on the 29th of this month, so we thought we would round-up all of the prices and bonuses out there for you. The Deadly Six Edition for the Wii U version of the game is available when you pre-order from any retailer or while supplies last. If you spot any deals we’ve missed, let us know in the comments and we’ll add them in.

Note: Prices are subject to change and were correct at time of publication.

UK
Wii U
WOW HD: £29.19
Grainger Games: £29.99
Simply Games: £32.85
ShopTo: £32.86 (Pre-order bonus: 5 Black Bombs Colour Power and Rare Gold Omochao RC gadget to use in co-op mode.)
Amazon: £32.99 (Pre-order bonus: 25 extra lives and Rare Omochao RC gadget that helps collect rings in co-op mode.)
Currys: £32.99
PC World: £32.99
Argos: £32.99
365Games: £33.99
GameSeek: £34.29
Blockbuster: £34.85
GAME: £34.99
Base: £34.99
Smyths Toys: £34.99 (in store)
CoolShop: £36.95
Zavvi: £37.98
The Hut: £37.98
GameStop: £39.97
Nintendo: £39.99
Sainsbury’s: £44.99
Woolworths: £49.00
Very: £49.00
Littlewoods: £62.00 or pay from £0.81 per week

3DS
ShopTo: £27.85
Grainger Games: £27.99
Currys: £27.99
PC World: £27.99
Argos: £28.99
Amazon: £28.99
365Games: £28.99
GameSeek: £29.26
Simply Games: £29.85
Blockbuster: £29.85
CoolShop: £29.95
GameStop: £29.97
Zavvi: £29.98
The Hut: £29.98
GAME: £29.99
Base: £29.99
Smyths Toys: £29.99 (in store)
Tesco: £30.00
WOW HD: £30.39
Nintendo: £34.99
Sainsbury’s: £34.99
Woolworths: £39.00
Very: £39.00
Littlewoods: £49.00 or pay from £2.45 per week

AU
Wii U
Blockbuster: $41.56
WOW HD: $47.16
Mighty Ape: $68.49
JB Hi-Fi: $79.00
EB Games: $79.95

3DS
Blockbuster: $35.96
WOW HD: $40.76
Mighty Ape: $58.49
JB Hi-Fi: $59.00
EB Games: $59.95

US
Wii U
Amazon: $49.95 (Pre-order bonus: 25 extra lives)
Walmart: $49.96
GameStop: $49.99 (Pre-order bonus: Rare Sonic Omochao RC gadget that helps collect rings in co-op mode)
Target: $49.99
Kmart: $49.99
Best Buy: $49.99
Toys R Us: $49.99

3DS
Amazon: $39.95
Walmart: $39.96
GameStop: $39.99
Target: $39.99
Kmart: $39.99
Best Buy: $39.99
Toys R Us: $39.99

Sonic Lost World demo out now in Japan

28020SONIC_LOST_WORLD_Wii_U_Screenshots_720p_1280x720_v1_4Sonic Lost World is undoubtedly a fresh new take on the modern Sonic gameplay formula we’ve seen in recent years – the new running mechanics, the parkour, the tubular level designs… it’s all stuff we haven’t seen before in a Sonic game, and as such it’s a style you can’t really relate to until you’ve experienced it for yourself. Well, if you live in Japan, you’re in luck, as a demo for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game have now hit the Nintendo eShop!

The Wii U demo consists solely of Windy Hill Zone 1, while the 3DS demo (which can be played 30 times) contains both the Windy Hill Tutorial and Windy Hill Zone 1. In each case, you can transfer over your best scores to the full retail version when it releases in the next couple of weeks.

We can also confirm now, thanks to SSMB member Smash, that the 3DS version will contain the same cutscenes as the Wii U version (albeit in slightly lower quality) as opposed to the style seen in previous handheld versions like Sonic Generations 3DS. Guess that’s the reason for the game’s slightly larger file size! You can check out one of the cutscenes in the video below… but spoilers ahoy, if you’re wanting to save yourself for release day!

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There’s no word so far of the demos hitting America or Europe, but you can be sure we’ll keep you posted.  The US and EU eShops do usually update on a Thursday though, so we might not have long to wait to find out…!

 

Beware Spoilers! Sonic Lost World’s Street Date Broken!

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We’re getting reports that Sonic Lost World for the Wii U has been leaked onto youtube, there are several videos popping up from Spanish accounts which suggest that a retailer may have broken the release date for the game.

One of the accounts doesn’t appear to be affiliated with any major media/press site outside of a Facebook fan page.  As of now, theres nothing to suggest that this is an official embargo or authorised release which suggests that the game has had it’s street date broken.

At this point in time we’re not going to be posting leaked material on the front page of TSS since I imagine a few of you will be a bit annoyed if we did that. However, it is being discussed on our forums, so if you can’t wait a few days, head there. So far the leaked material includes the entire openning cut scene, the first few stages, and several unseen cutscenes and plot elements.

You have been warned… Warrrrned…. …. waaaarrrrrnnneed… *fades into the darkness like the crazy guy from an 80’s slasher movie*

Spoilers await you at this link.

New Sonic Lost World Trailer Featured on Nintendo Direct

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A new trailer for Sonic’s upcoming adventure Sonic Lost World was featured in this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct and if you missed it and don’t fancy watching it, we have the trailer for you above to catch up on. Those of you who have been keeping up with the news thus far will find nothing new outside of some new gameplay footage, but fans of SEGA’s occasional cheesey marketing humour will definitely enjoy the video.

Sonic Lost World will be released on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe October 18th, in Australia October 19th and in the US October 29th.

Source: Nintendo UK YouTube Channel

Sonic Rejoins the Brawl! Blue Blur Confirmed for Smash 4 via Nintendo Direct!


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IT’S HAPPENING! Sonic the Hedgehog returns to the Brawl in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U!

Wanted to have the 90’s Console War mascots deck each other in the face once more after Super Smash Bros Brawl? Wanted more Sonic and Mega Man action after Archie Comics’ Worlds Collide crossover? So did we!

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The surprise announcement came by way of today’s Nintendo Direct, and along with Sonic’s sudden confirmation comes his own stage representative, Windy Hill from Sonic Lost World!

Check out the gallery below!

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[UPDATED!] Get even more DLC for your Deadly Six Edition!

shoptodlclostworldSonic Lost World is the game that just keeps on giving! On top of what looks to be a title already packed with content, we also have the Deadly Six Edition for Wii U containing DLC inspired by NiGHTS into Dreams… and now, thanks to UK retailer ShopTo, it looks like we have even more extra goodies to look forward to as well!

ShopTo recently made the below announcement on their Facebook page:

Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition on WiiU now comes with another 2 DLC codes!

The first one includes 5 Black Bombs Colour Powers to devastate your enemies five times over. The second includes a Rare Omochao RC Gadget, a chao-tastic way to help out Sonic. This title already comes with the NiGHTMARE DLC pack, which contains an extra level with enemies inspired by the Sega Saturn classic NiGHTS into Dreams, meaning you’ll get 3 DLC codes in total!

So, on top of NiGHTS-themed boss battles, we also have a golden Omochao RC and five uses of the Black Bomb Wisp to download on release day. You can pre-order Sonic Lost World: Deadly Six Edition at ShopTo for £32.86 by clicking here.

Thanks to SSMB member Phil Collins for pointing this out!

UPDATE: US retailer GameStop are also offering a similar bonus DLC offer, however there is no mention of the Black Bomb Wisp and it advertises an Omochao inspired by Sonic himself rather than the golden one ShopTo are giving away. Looks like there’s some region-exclusive DLC being distributed! Thanks to SSMB member Sonic CD for the heads up!

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UPDATE #2: Hot off the press… there’s yet another pre-order bonus if you get the game from a different retailer, in this case Amazon.com! This one’s a little less exciting though – 25 extra lives. Still, a free bonus is a bonus, and you never know when some 1-ups might come in handy!

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SEGA Releases Lost World Theme, More Screenshots

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SEGA has been releasing Lost World media by the truckload lately! Today, SEGA released Lost World’s title theme in full (purchasable via the Japanese iTunes), along with dozens of new screenshots! You can check out the screens here. Alternatively, you can also check out some of the highlights below.

Sonic Lost World eShop File Sizes Revealed

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Thanks to Nintendo Life, the file sizes to the digital editions of Sonic Lost World have been revealed, and I’m warning you right away: this game’s been dreaming of pounding your sorry storage device. Those hoping to go digital for either the 3DS or Wii U versions, take note of the following!

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For 3DS owners, Sonic Lost World will be clocking in at around 1.25GB. To those curious, standard Nintendo 3DSes come with 2GB SD cards, and XLs already have 4GB ones loaded into the system, so if you’re hoping to go digital, now would be the time to invest in a bigger memory card.

Not that the Wii U version is any better, with the file size going for a massive 8.37GB. Owners of the Basic Edition might as well go for the retail disc or get an external hard drive, while those with the Deluxe Edition might not be better off what with a decent chunk of their console’s memory used up. Another downside, the Deadly Six Edition appears to be retail-only (thank you Parax for the heads-up!)!

What do you plan to go for? Are you picking up your game in the shops or waiting for the midnight digital release? Let us know down below!

Special thanks to YoshiUnity of the SSMB for the tip.

Sonic Lost World: Opening Cutscene Now Online

This is something you’ve all been waiting for.

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The opening cut scene to Sonic Lost World!

GameTrailers have uploaded a walkthrough of Windy Hill Act 3. However, at the start of the video, theres the opening cut scene for Sonic Lost World. Having watched it myself, it’s a really nice little opening, quite action packed despite its short length and well worth a view… but… who is going to hold out until October?

Source: GameTrailers

Thanks to Sonic Trainer for the youtube rip.

Sonic Lost World Delayed to October 29th in North America

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Above you, we have the North American version of the extended Deadly Six Trailer, showing off the Sonic Lost World antagonists in action… but there’s bad news bears for some.

While this doesn’t affect the October 18th release for eager European fans, SEGA of America has pushed the North American version of the game by another week, widening the gap between both regional releases. This purportedly makes it the last version of the game to be sold on retail, with Australia still getting their mits on Sonic’s Nintendo-exclusive adventure on the 19th Japan still receiving it on the 24th.

That clocks the North American street date of Sonic Lost World to October 29th instead of the previous October 22nd date. Just a quick heads-up before you head into Gamestop to pick up your Deadly Six Edition of the game!

Special thanks to Carbo of the SSMB for the tip.

P.S.: “Bad news is actually the one thing I enjoy…!” Hogfather called it!

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Sonic Lost World: Deadly Six Extended Trailer

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Sega have released another trailer for Sonic Lost World, this time, it’s not a stage or gameplay mode thats highlighted, it’s the Deadly Six themselves.

Now, this trailer contains every Deadly Six boss fight, so if you’re trying to come to it fresh, better avoid this one. For those who want to be spoilt, I think you’ll really enjoy this trailer, have to say it’s my favourite of the lot so far.

P.S. “Bad news is actually the one thing I enjoy” .. …. you have no idea how many jokes I want to make with this.

Sonic Lost World OST to be released in November

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A listing on the videogames music website VGMdb has revealed that the soundtrack to the upcoming Sonic Lost World is set to be released on 27th November in Japan. The OST will have a physical release spanning 3 CD discs, similar to that of Planetary Pieces (Sonic Unleashed) and Vivid Colors x Hybrid Sounds (Sonic Colours) before it. The soundtrack will be published by Wave Master Entertainment and will cost 4200 Japanese yen, and can be pre-ordered right now through HMV JP.

As the time of writing, the soundtrack currently has no official title beyond “Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack” and no track listing has yet been unveiled, though you can of course expect to find all of the game’s level music as well as the main orchestral theme on there.

Credit goes to SSMB member Blue Wisp for the find.

What do you think of the music in Sonic Lost World so far? Do you have a favourite track from the few we’ve heard? Let us know in the comments!

Source: VGMdb

Tropical Coast Ashore at Sonic Lost World TGS 2013

Hear ye, hear ye! Freshly baked Sonic Lost World footage straight from the Tokyo Game Show! Watch it while it’s hot!

As we have reported last week,  Sonic’s upcoming Nintendo-exclusive venture was to receive a 45 minute presentation during SEGA’s TGS 2013 showcase earlier today. With viewers from all over gathering at the Nico Nico-based livestream, Sonic fans everywhere were ready for the extensive preview held by representatives of SEGA of Japan, including Lost World producer Takashi Iizuka and the game’s Sound Director, Tomoya Ohtani.

The showcase, to the dismay of some, comprised mostly of pre-existing information and video, but one juicy tidbit did satisfy many others, and that is previously unseen video footage of the Tropical Coast stage, featuring the Yellow Drill, a controllable mech, and more! Sea for yourself!

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Sonic Lost World TGS Trailer Includes Amy, New Cutscenes

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A brand new TGS 2013 trailer for Sonic Lost World has been released on the game’s Japanese website, and it features a whole cavalcade of new things to see. There’s what appears to be a gorgeous CG intro scene of Sonic and Tails chasing something in the Tornado on their way to Lost Hex, as well as our first (brief!) glimpse of Amy in an in-game cutscene. We also see interactions between the Deadly Six, and Eggman preparing to fire some sort of gun. For people hoping for a deeper and slightly darker story compared to Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations… it looks like you may be in luck!

There’s also plenty of new gameplay footage to see too, including a good look at all of the levels revealed so far – especially recently-revealed ones like Tropical Coast – and a more detailed demonstration of how the Wisps will work in both the Wii U and 3DS versions, showing how the GamePad in particular will bring new ways to control Sonic’s alien-powered abilities.

The Japanese site for Sonic Lost World also includes a few new pieces of art, included below. Thanks to SSMB member Woun for finding all of these new goodies!

With so much new stuff to see, that means there’s lots to discuss! Let us know what you think of the TGS trailer in the comments!

Sonic Lost World Playable at Tokyo Game Show 2013

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SEGA Japan has announced their plans for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show that will be held September 19th-22nd and Sonic Lost World will be among the games playable at the event on both its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms. On September 21st Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka and sound director Tomoya Ohtani will be delivering a presentation titled (in Google translate) “Introducing the charm of “Sonic Lost World” The latest series! ” The presentation is scheduled from 11:00 to 11:45 JST, which translates to 03:00-03:45 BST the same morning for us in the UK.

Saturday 21st September
11:00 to 11:45
Introducing the charm of “Sonic Lost World” The latest series!
[Speakers] Takashi Iizuka (Producer), Tomoya Ohtani (sound director)

SEGA will also be giving away the below Sonic fan and Sonic Lost World sticker sheets. A mug featuring Sonic in his Sketchog form will also be available to buy for 1,500 yen.

Source: Gamer.ne.jp (via Gematsu)

New Sonic Lost World Trailer Shows Deadly Six Boss Battles

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It’s been no secret since the very beginning of Lost World’s reveal that Sonic will be squaring off against the Deadly Six – a team of villainous Zeti comprising of Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Zik, Zeena, and Zor – but up until now we’ve been left wondering… what will the actual fights with them be like?

Well, wonder no more, as you can get a brief glimpse at all of the Deadly Six encounters from the Wii U version in this new Japanese trailer for the game, uploaded by SEGA earlier today. Obviously, it contains spoilers abound for anyone wishing to keep things under wraps until release day!

In an interesting turn of events though, the trailer has since been removed from SEGA’s own account. Credit goes to SSMB user WittyUsername for providing the video used above.

How do you think the boss battles are shaping up so far? Let us know in the comments!

Mash-Up Monday: Generations of a Lost World – TENDERONI Cinema

And now, for something completely different, here’s a quirky yet pretty cool mash-up TailsChannel put together not too long ago!

When Sonic Generations was formally announced by SEGA through a trailer showcasing Sonics classic and modern in action, many were quick to discover that the track used in the anniversary title’s first preview was Kele’s TENDERONI.

With the trailer to Sonic Lost World gone online via a pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, it was soon pointed out that the tune accompanying the video was none other than Benny Banasi and Gary Go’s Cinema.

I don’t think I have to tell you much else about what we’re showing off for Mash-Up Monday!

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Don’t forget to send your mash-up tips over via vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Oxford and Flynn Team Up for Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon

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David Oxford, writer for Nintendo Force magazine, and Ian Flynn, writer for Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man series, are teaming up for a start-to-finish blind playthrough of SEGA’s upcoming Sonic Lost World to raise some money for charity!

Hosted by Nyteworks, the pair seek to raise $1000-1500 (but you know what they say: the more, the merrier!) over the course of 24 hours for the Sick Kids Foundation, the fundraising branch of the Toronto-based The Hospital for Sick Children. You can pester Flynn with various questions concerning the comics, participate in raffles to win prizes via known sponsors Nintendo Force and UDON Entertainment (publisher of The History of Sonic the Hedgehog), and even request games to be played should they finish their Lost Hex romp early!

HOWEVER! While the mission in itself is noble, they won’t be able to accomplish their goal without the proper equipment.

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The Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon needs a bit of a boost of up to $750 for quality tools, so Oxford and Flynn are turning to crowdfunding via Indiegogo in order to make the charity event a reality. Perks of contributing include shout-outs and promotions of almost anything (so long as it is within reason), so for the charity and the equipment fundraiser of the charity…

Please think of the sick children.

That’s right, I’m guilt-tripping you. Is it working? Yes? Good!

Sonic Lost World Playable at Eurogamer Expo

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Nintendo has announced its line-up for the annual Eurogamer Expo. Sonic fans attending the sold out event will be pleased to hear that they will be able to go hands-on with both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS editions of Sonic Lost World at Nintendo’s stand. Sonic, among Mario, Pikachu and others, will also be on-hand to pose for photos.

The Eurogamer Expo will be held at Earls Court, London, from 26th-29th September.

Source: Eurogamer

Free Sonic Lost World Comic This Halloween

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This Halloween, many comic shops across America will be participating in a second “Free Comic Book Day” event. While they’ve been doing this every year for a little while, this year we’re getting an all-new Sonic Comic Book! Well, slightly new as it will also be printed in Sonic Super Special #9, but it’s great for those who want a stand alone version. Head on over to the Halloween Comic Fest site for a free, six-page preview. Usually, these comics are what’s known as “ashcan” size (think just slightly bigger than digest). I’m not 100% sure it’s the same case this time around as the shape of the pages would suggest comic book size.

Sonic Lost World: Silent Forest & Frozen Factory Gameplay

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Sega have released a short selection of gameplay videos from Sonic Lost World. The segments show off both Silent Forest and Frozen Factory. Whilst a lot of it has appeared in previous trailers, some of it has not.

However, unlike previous trailer footage, this video does not have a song playing over the top, all the audio comes from in the level. There is one exception in that there isn’t any stage music which is odd, but you do get a much better idea how these stages play, look and sound.

Source: Sega Press.

Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition Revealed, New Screenshots

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The European version of yesterday’s new trailer has been released and at the end it reveals a special edition of Sonic Lost World for Wii U called the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition. This version of the game includes DLC that adds NiGHTS into Dreams boss battles with The Deadly Six for those that pre-order the game. We’ve not found any retailers listing this edition of the game yet, but if you find it, please give us links in the comments or send them to news@sonicstadium.org.

SEGA has also released twenty eight new screenshots of the Wii U version of the game showcasing the Miiverse hub and a new Black Wisp that seemingly turns Sonic into a bomb. We also get to see more of the various levels currently revealed, like Frozen Factory and Desert Ruins. The file names for the screenshots reveal the water level’s name to be Tropical Coast. You can check out all of the screenshots below in our gallery.

Source: SEGA Press

New Sonic Lost World Gamescom Trailer

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Germany’s Gamescom convention opened today and before you could say ‘Golly!’ Sega released a new trailer for Sonic Lost World. The trailer mainly focuses on the co-op and multiplayer features of the game. 2 player vs is confirmed and players will see themselves racing a green and red hedgehog. Anyone who played Sonic Colours will recognise this idea. During the time Sonic Colours was coming out, a few of us decided to nickname the red hedgehog Barry, Barry the Redhog, who gets his super speed from boozing it up.

Anyone want to offer nickanme suggestions for the green Sonic go right ahead. I vote Shrek Sonic, or Shreknic the Ogrehog.

In addition to the multiplayer we also see several new zones and sections of gameplay as well as one of the pieces of dialogue that has caused some slight controversy in recent weeks.

And no, it’s not a big deal at all when you see it in game.

Due to how big Gamescom is, odds are there will be more news regarding Sonic Lost World this week, so keep checking TSS as we’ll be updating with more news as and when we get it.

Ken Pontac on Lost World’s Story

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Sonic Lost World Writer Ken Pontac left some rather interesting comments on TSS with regards to the story and development of the previous titles. It’s only a few small pieces of information, but it’s interesting if you have an interest in game development.

Actually, this WAS the first time that Warren and I were asked to come up with the story. On Colors and Generations the stories were already in place.

AustinOnSugar, I appreciate your comment, which is (almost) absolutely accurate. Nobody EVER gets to write a story EXACTLY how they want unless they own the project and have total control of the edit. That being said, I’m very happy in the way that Warren and I were allowed to inject so much of our vision into the project.

Eggman is EPIC in this. He’s SO MUCH FUN to write!

One mistake doesn’t make someone an idiot. It’s how they DEAL with the mistake that makes them a hero.

Source: TSS comments.

New Sonic Lost World 3DS Screenshots Appear Online, New Wisps Revealed

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Via Japanese magazine Famitsu, we have lots of new screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. In this latest batch we see the Red Burst Wisp returns and we also are introduced to two new Wisp powers Grey Quake and Ivory Lightning. The Grey Quake Wisp sees Sonic transform into an iron ball which you move around with the gyro sensor of the 3DS. According to a rough Google translation, you can infinitely climb walls in this state and dive off of them to destroy enemies with the shock on landing, thus the name Grey Quake.

The Ivory Lightning Wisp gives Sonic the power to quickly ram enemies and obstacles in succession. A rough Google translation says Sonic will also be able to pass through wires in this state.

The Red Burst Wisp gives Sonic the same powers as in Sonic Colours for Nintendo DS. In this form, Sonic can fly/hop around in the air and charge blasts of energy to destroy surrounding enemies.

Check out all of the new screenshots below in our gallery.

Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Insider)