Sega has admittedly brought back Sonic from the dead with Sonic Colors and Generations, but the franchise is not back to its full glory yet. Enter Sonic: Lost World, a Nintendo-exclusive title for both the Wii U and 3DS. While it’s too early to judge whether this will really put Sonic back on the map, the snippets of gameplay in this trailer is absolutely awesome. Younger gamers will liken it to a Super Mario Galaxy-esque experience, but older Sega veterans will think even further back in time.
Here’s some gameplay of Sonic X-treme, a cancelled Sega Saturn title which uses a “fish-eye” point of view, combining 2D and 3D elements. Much to my surprise, Sonic: Lost World is obviously heavily inspired by Sega’s past efforts…it’s almost a remake of Sonic X-treme, which actually works really well when combining the Super Mario Galaxy elements into play. I never expected Sega and Sonic Team to look back in this cancelled game with a disastrous development process in order to go forward. It’s a good place to start up a concept from.
In news that makes my inner child swoon with reverence, Archie Comics has unveiled an ambitious comic crossover project starring both Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog! At Archie’s panel during San Diego Comic-Con this year, comic book writer Ian Flynn weighed in on the crossover. He will be working on the project and he will be joined by artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante. Kotaku has a rather entertaining interview with Mr. Flynn that you can check out. Not much has been revealed so far, but we can expect to see this impressive mashup come out sometime next year! News likes this makes me wonder what would happen if the games were to ever have a similar crossover. It’s not impossible, given that both companies have shown they do enjoy the occasional mixup. Capcom heroes have fought with characters from Marvel and SNK, while SEGA has mostly stuck with Nintendo. Is it time for the two blue mascots to come together?
After years of waiting, SEGA has announced something every old-school gamer has been asking for…Sonic the Hedgehog 4!!! The game will be released through Xbox Live Arcade, the PSN, and WiiWare. The game will be released in a series of episodes, each apparently being a “full” game. We’ll have much more information in the coming weeks and months leading up to its release. Needless to say, this is the first time in a decade I can say I’m extremely excited for a brand new Sonic. I’ve embedded the official teaser trailer below. Enjoy!