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Sonic: Lost World to feature new enemies and gameplay - Sega

Sonic's friends to return too

Sonic: Lost World will boast all-new enemies and gameplay. That's according to John Cheng, President and Chief Financial Officer of Sega of America, who revealed a few bits of information about Sonic The Hedgehog's new Wii U exclusive.

Satoru Iwata revealed very few details about Sonic: Lost World when it was unveiled during Nintendo Direct last week, simply announcing details about the deal with Sega and showing off some artwork which, presumably, is the Lost World.

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Now John Cheng has broken the silence, saying: "With 'Sonic Lost World,' we're going to introduce new gameplay and enemies, which is always fun. In terms of Sonic and his friends, he'll have his same friends there, and I think there'll be some new ones as well. It's not a reiteration. It's going to be all new."

Cheng believes the deal is not only good for the Sonic brand but also for Wii U. "It should be a win-win situation," he added. "Don't count Nintendo out."

Which friends of Sonic would you like to return?

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  1. bigearlsbrother Monday 20th May 2013 at 08:12

    I'd rather not have any of sonics friends return and have just sonic racing through levels like in the good old days!

  2. MJTH Monday 20th May 2013 at 08:29

    I don't mind Tails or Knuckles in terms of Sonic's friends, but every other "friend" should stay out of this. All I want is this to be is a great platformer with lots of levels. Tails and Knuckles being playable too would be nice, but don't force them on us during the main, with required Knuckles or Tails levels.

    Build all the levels around Sonic's play style. Then give us the OPTION to play the game as Tails and Knuckles, once completed, i.e. New game plus and time trials etc. Tails and Knuckles should play like sonic only a little slower, but they have their abilities to offset that. Tails can fly and swim, Knuckles can glide and climb. If you can't make this work, then don't make them playable at all. Being implemented badly comes off much worse, then not being implemented at all.

  3. deKay Monday 20th May 2013 at 08:30

    Sonic and only Sonic, please.

  4. StephenHedgehog Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:04

    Mighty the Armadillo! For some reason I like him despite not playing a game he was in :? (probably thanks to the comics). Besides, in 'Knuckles Chaotix' he was basically sonic anyway. Probably won't happen though...

  5. kevelstone Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:16

    i thought this was supposed to be coming out on 3ds aswell? as for charecters as long as the put shadow in im fine xD

  6. Zaphod_B Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:26

    I'd love to see Big the Cat, Amy Rose or that bunny monstrosity return!
    ...
    ...in an optional sniping stage where you pick 'em off on the gamepad, ZombiU like.

  7. shy guy 64 Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:29

    sounds good to me

  8. Tamzily01 Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:32

    Include Tails. It doesn't really feel like a modern Sonic game unless he's in it too. Knuckles might also be a good addition. Amy...I couldn't care less about her since the new VAs.

    That pretty much covers those. I'd say include Blaze too, have Eggman as an antagonist, and ditch Omochao.

  9. Dan-the-Wii-man Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:34

    I just want sonic unleashed day levels please. No werehog or wisps just good levels!! "New game play" doesnt give me much hope though...

  10. shy guy 64 Monday 20th May 2013 at 09:54

    Include Tails. It doesn't really feel like a modern Sonic game unless he's in it too. Knuckles might also be a good addition. Amy...I couldn't care less about her since the new VAs.

    That pretty much covers those. I'd say include Blaze too, have Eggman as an antagonist, and ditch Omochao.

    i think it's same to assume tails is in the game as he's in the picture

  11. theguygamer Monday 20th May 2013 at 11:00

    Right, so the first details have been announced and I have gone from intrigued to criminally suspicious. When I read 'new gameplay ideas', I think 'giving Sonic a talking sword' and promptly feel very ill. When I read 'old friends and new', I think 'Blaze the Cat, Rouge the Bat etc etc' and once again feel very ill.

    SEGA, a small tip, STOP MESSING WITH IT! It was fine at the beginning, then YOU messed it up.

  12. Chewie Monday 20th May 2013 at 11:10

    My expectations just dropped massively. I was hoping for gameplay either in the vain of either Generations or Adventure, and "new gameplay" pretty much kills it. Obviously I'm still going to be watching how the game pans out, we can't really judge it yet, but God damn, Sega.

  13. imbusydoctorwho Monday 20th May 2013 at 11:33

    As long as there's a few friends I won't mind,but not too many SEGA,please I beg.

  14. ihuntermusic Monday 20th May 2013 at 11:44

    Unlike some who seem to be jumping to assumptions, I am going to give this the benefit of the doubt. Yes there isn't necessarily a great Sonic history on certain platforms in recent times (although there are good parts) but this is with Nintendo and something different. It might not end up being what Sonic fans want in particular but it doesn't mean that won't come separately and it doesn't mean that what is offered will be bad.

    I like Sonic but haven't rushed out to get a Sonic game in a loooong time. I hope that this will refresh the series. Imagine a great 3D platformer ala Mario or Banjo etc... but with Sonic and friends. Lots of potential. Just hope it doesn't get screwed up. Somehow I am interested to see what will come of this...

  15. Jason Orange Monday 20th May 2013 at 12:19

    I'd love to see Big the Cat, Amy Rose or that bunny monstrosity return!
    ...
    ...in an optional sniping stage where you pick 'em off on the gamepad, ZombiU like.


    I agree with you there sir. haha.

  16. K-tet Monday 20th May 2013 at 12:52

    I'm quite looking forward to this. I'm not one that's going to say it sucks because Tails et al feature. In fact I quite like that, especially if Co-Op style play is integrated (ala Sonic 2/3).

    It will be interesting to see what Nintendo brings to the party with this game. Fingers crossed it's good, because this could be the game that puts Sonic back on the map, even if the fanbase is amongst the absolute worst to please.

  17. Mew3 Monday 20th May 2013 at 14:21

    Shadow as a playable character. That's all I want.

  18. martynm Monday 20th May 2013 at 14:29

    Fine! Sonic, please , by all means, bring Tails. He's a nice kid but the others? Nah thanks!

  19. shadowlugia101 Monday 20th May 2013 at 14:41

    i'd love to play as shadow, omega, silver, vector and espio

  20. CyberGW Monday 20th May 2013 at 14:43

    I hope they don't change the gameplay too much and end up with another 06 or werehog.

  21. HaydnRhys Monday 20th May 2013 at 15:31

    Blaze the cat or Rouge the bat (not both, one vivacious female is enough) an Shadow and Amy Rose as playable characters

  22. Herbert_Rarr Monday 20th May 2013 at 15:46

    I really liked the other playable characters in Sonic Advance and how they gave the game a sort of Metroidvania feel, so I think it'd be a good thing to have something like that.

  23. SockPuppet Monday 20th May 2013 at 15:48

    To anyone saying "We need Sonic and only Sonic like in the old days". Grow up. We've had two games in a row (Colours and Generations) of just Sonic and Tails and I'm bored of it, I miss Knuckles and Amy, I want to see what the new writers can make of Shadow and Rouge and most of all I want something, anything from Team Chaotix, those guys are awesome!

  24. Tamzily01 Monday 20th May 2013 at 15:53

    To anyone saying "We need Sonic and only Sonic like in the old days". Grow up. We've had two games in a row (Colours and Generations) of just Sonic and Tails and I'm bored of it, I miss Knuckles and Amy, I want to see what the new writers can make of Shadow and Rouge and most of all I want something, anything from Team Chaotix, those guys are awesome!

    Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Rouge and Team Chaotix were all in the console version of Generations, along with Cream & Cheese. Not too sure about the 3DS though. Still, it would be nice to have a few of those guys in Lost World too. Maybe just the main four (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and the pink one).

  25. RocketxKnighter Monday 20th May 2013 at 16:30

    I really don't care for new gameplay modes or new characters, just give us sonic with the already existing cast please.

    Also whats wrong with brinigng back some of the more obscure characters these days sega.
    Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Squirel, Fang the Sniper, Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polarbear, just to name a few.
    I can say they are better than big the cat.

    Don't botch this up sega.

  26. FamilyGAMEGuy8 Monday 20th May 2013 at 16:59

    I would like to play as more than just Sonic. Generations only had 9 levels as a result. I want versatility in this one, please.

  27. thenintendoer Monday 20th May 2013 at 17:33

    please sega don't go overboard by including all the crappy characters as well as introducing pointless new characters

  28. 9 Times Monday 20th May 2013 at 17:41

    Right, so the first details have been announced and I have gone from intrigued to criminally suspicious. When I read 'new gameplay ideas', I think 'giving Sonic a talking sword' and promptly feel very ill. When I read 'old friends and new', I think 'Blaze the Cat, Rouge the Bat etc etc' and once again feel very ill.

    SEGA, a small tip, STOP MESSING WITH IT! It was fine at the beginning, then YOU messed it up.

    Surprisingly, I think you just named the only tolerable new characters from Sonic :?
    In my opinion, anyway.

  29. Argenthor Monday 20th May 2013 at 18:29

    I don't mind Tails or Knuckles in terms of Sonic's friends, but every other "friend" should stay out of this. All I want is this to be is a great platformer with lots of levels. Tails and Knuckles being playable too would be nice, but don't force them on us during the main, with required Knuckles or Tails levels.

    Build all the levels around Sonic's play style. Then give us the OPTION to play the game as Tails and Knuckles, once completed, i.e. New game plus and time trials etc. Tails and Knuckles should play like sonic only a little slower, but they have their abilities to offset that. Tails can fly and swim, Knuckles can glide and climb. If you can't make this work, then don't make them playable at all. Being implemented badly comes off much worse, then not being implemented at all.


    So you mean like Sonic and Knuckles? :)

  30. Riverlution Monday 20th May 2013 at 18:43

    Including other characters is fine I guess so long as they aren't playable.

    The only characters you should be allowed to play as are Sonic, Knuckles and Tails. Please don't make us play through horrible Big the Cat or Amy stages. At a push, I'd probably accept playing as Blaze, and I guess shadow to keep fans happy (not that I'd play as him)

    Preferably a game like Sonic Adventure 1, or even 2. Unless its going to be generations style.

    Regardless, I'm a Sonic fan and I'll probably buy the game even if it does suck.

  31. MartinIsAwesome Monday 20th May 2013 at 22:05

    Other than the main-man himself, Knuckles has also been my favourite character since he was introduced in Sonic 3. He made a cameo in Generations, but I'd love to see more of him in the future.

    Can't wait to find out what new gameplay element will be included. I loved the Wisps in Colours and loved getting to play as Classic 2D Sonic as well as Modern Sonic in Generations, I've even learned to appreciate the good points about the Werehog stages in Unleashed, so new gameplay elements aren't always bad. I wonder if it has anything to do with all those smaller islands and blocks around that mysterious segmented planet?

  32. Darkblizz Monday 20th May 2013 at 23:42

    Steady on, folks. Nintendo have a hand in this one. Let's wait until we see some gameplay footage before we cast our stones, shall we?

    As for characters, I'm shooting for Knuckles, Chaotix and a revival for Mighty. Blaze can come too, but that should be the limit.

  33. Dante Sparda Tuesday 21st May 2013 at 19:32

    Being honest I'm glad that some of Sonic friends are involed in the story, I don't like when Sega forces every Sonic character in a single game but I don't see why 3 or 4 character can't make it.

    They should go with the original 4 (Sonic, Tails, Amy and Knuckles) though I hope Blaze make it too somehow. Also if they're playable I hope they're like in the Sonic Genesis/Advance games, where every character could play the same levels as Sonic but each one had their own moves and abilities.

  34. 547432 Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 06:06

    This game looks beautiful
    I still hope Sonic is the only playable character because they introduce all-new gameplay

  35. The_BAAD_Man Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 07:41

    I love how fussy so many Sonic fans are. I get it, Sega put out more than a few mediocre Sonic games. But let's not slate this before we know anything at all. "New gameplay" sounds worrying in the Sonic world, I agree to an extent...but I'm going to keep an eye on this and hope for the best :)

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