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Sonic: Lost World Announced as an Exclusive Title for Wii U and 3DS

A new Sonic the Hedgehog game is coming exclusively for the Wii U and 3DS later this year, Sega revealed during the Nintendo Direct Broadcast today.

The title is called ‘Sonic Lost World’ and will be joined with two more future Sonic games which will also be exclusive for Nintendo’s new console.

“With `Sonic Lost World,’ we’re going to introduce new gameplay and enemies, which is always fun,” said John Cheng, president and chief financial officer of Sega of America Inc. “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.”

Additionally Sega also announced that they would be bringing both Yakuza and Yakuza 2 on to the Wii U in Japan but did not mention a US release.

Leaving aside Sega’s announcements, Nintendo themselves confirmed that the New Super Luigi U will be sold as a standalone title, rather than a downloadable expansion pack for the New Super Mario Bros. U. The title will be available on June 20 for $19.99 digitally, while a physical copy will be in stores on August 25 for $29.99.

Pikmin 3 which was originally announced as a Wii U launch title has been confirmed for a release on July 26. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata revealed that the game will feature three playable characters.

Regarding the 3DS Virtual Console service, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be made available on May 30. Until June 20th the games will be sold for $4.99 each, after which the price will increase to $5.99. Players who buy both versions of the game will get access to additional content, including a unique final boss.

Additional titles were confirmed to be brought in for the virtual console as well:

  • Columns
  • Crystal Warriors
  • Defenders of Oasis
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • G-LOC: Air Battles
  • Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
  • Sonic Blast
  • Sonic Drift 2
  • Sonic Labyrinth
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Tails Adventure
  • Vampire: Master of Darkness