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Video: Sonic Lost World Debut Trailer Blasts Across The Internet

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New gameplay footage shown

IGN has uploaded the first trailer for upcoming SEGA exclusive title for the Wii U and 3DS, Sonic Lost World.

The trailer displays the first gameplay footage for the game, which is quite different compared to past Sonic titles such as Sonic Unleashed or Sonic Colours. Many are comparing it to Super Mario Galaxy, and we can see where the similarities lie.

We catch a glimpse of the six deadly antagonists that the blue hedgehog has to come up against, as well as the hero himself racing through various levels, blasting numerous enemies and running up along walls. It looks set to be a great new adventure for Sonic.

Sonic Lost World is scheduled to release on both the Wii U and 3DS this year. Let us know your thoughts on the trailer in the comment section below.

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Tsukun

#1

Tsukun said:

Reminds me of the old cancelled game Sonic X-Treme too. Looks pretty cool.

irken004

#2

irken004 said:

Those 6 aren't friends at all! D: I can see some similarities to Sonic 3D Blast too, nice.

Oscarsome

#3

Oscarsome said:

It looks very interesting. Obviously, they didn't show that much (it all seemed based on an intro level), but it looks pretty good. I have high hopes for it. However, those monsters seem kind of off. They don't seem like they belong in the series....and even the logo is off. It's like a comic book style or something. Let's see what other playable characters emerge!

Omarsonic9

#6

Omarsonic9 said:

SONIC
OMG MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.
PLEASE BE IN MY HANDS TOMORROW OR TODAY OR NOW.
IM THROWING MY MONEY INTO THE SCREEN NOTHING IS HAPPENING HELP1?

soz for the caps.

Expa0

#9

Expa0 said:

Super Sonic Galaxy? Looks good and colourful. One more reason not to feel completely like a moron when I eventually get the Wii U for smash.

Phantom_R

#13

Phantom_R said:

Sonic? I... I may be impressed. And this is coming from the classiest Rhythm Thief himself. Plus, this game reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy and--yep, I'll say--Pac-Man Adventures in Time. Classic.

Peach64

#14

Peach64 said:

That actually looks pretty good, although these days you can make even the lamest games look good in a trailer for. I'll definitely keep an eye on this one though.

DreamyViridi

#16

DreamyViridi said:

That video made a great first impression on me. I'll definitely give the game a shot, provided I have a Wii U by then. Anyone noticed the 'Spiny Feet' on Sonic? Interesting style.

Wamtu

#21

Wamtu said:

I'm definitely interested! Sonic's gotten back on his feet in these last few games (Colors, Generations) and this one looks pretty good too.

Sjoerd

#24

Sjoerd said:

I'll just wait an see how this'll control, it looks very frentic. And fast too. I'm interested though!

Gameboy123

#26

Gameboy123 said:

If Sonic and Super Mario Galaxy had a love child, this would be it. :) Looks fun and interesting! Can't wait :3

CanisWolfred

#28

CanisWolfred said:

@TwistedRabbit Yes, that's exactly what they're going for. I remember a lot of people clamouring for a Sonic game to be just like that. And I'm going to deck each and every one of them for helping to make this a reality. This game looks incredibly difficult to menuever, those stages look difficult to navigate, and the constant change in viewpoint looks like it'll be guaranteed to make me seasick. I hate this game already, and it's only the first trailer. For once, I am highly unlikely to buy a Sonic game. Damnit, Sega! Damnit Nintendo! Together you've ruined the one Non-RPG series I still held dear!

rjejr

#31

rjejr said:

About time. They made Sonic into a super-saiyan years ago and now the Ginyu Force is finally coming to get him. About time I say. Though Im sure in the end they'll be working for Eggman instead of Frieza.

Looks good.

HeatBombastic

#33

HeatBombastic said:

If this is going to be what Galaxy was for Mario in terms of awesome polished gameplay and atmosphere, then sign me up.

KnightRider666

#34

KnightRider666 said:

I love the background music in the video: Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go - Cinema. Only Nintendo could do Sonic right:)

CrabGats

#35

CrabGats said:

Yesss this looks like Sonic X-Treme reimagined. I'm so excited.

I love the departure from a serious setting, as well! This is nice and refreshing, Sonic has always tried to keep some sort of realism in the mix since Sonic Adventure, and it's always rubbed off oddly on me.

I'm also interested to see if Robotnik stays out of this! It'd be nice to have a break from him. And I mean, after Generations, it'd be no surprise...

Varia01

#39

Varia01 said:

This game does look similar to Super Mario Galaxy. It looks really COOL too! I can't wait for this. That gameplay does look different from the previous titles and it looks like a Mario and Sonic Integration, except with no Mario. The enemies are partially, uhh, weird, though that bull-like dude is kinda cool.

Whopper744

#41

Whopper744 said:

Looks like...well Sonic to me! :p Which is good, but I hope for some good new aspects as well....or a chao garden. haha

MeloMan

#42

MeloMan said:

I hope that the same team that worked on Sonic Colors is behind this... if so, I have zero to worry about. But if not... Well, no sense worrying. I'll be waiting for the review anyway.

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#46

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

@rjejr Right? I wonder if they will do weird poses as well.

This is looking promising from what little we have. Hopefully more gameplay videos come out soon.

hydeks

#50

hydeks said:

I've already been convinced to get the Wii U, but a Sonic game exclusive for Wii U that's alot like Mario Galaxy looking? I'm sold, take my money, Nintendo :P

jedisquidward

#51

jedisquidward said:

Wow, Sonic Team has really made up for all their mis-steps in the last few years and gotten their act together.

NintyMan

#52

NintyMan said:

Sheesh, is it just me, or is the video not working well?

Whatever, I was right about the new characters being bosses. This looks really cool! It looks like the hybrid offspring of Super Mario Galaxy and Sonic 3D Blast.

Dreamcaster-X

#53

Dreamcaster-X said:

This looks great!! Glad to see it on Wii U and an exclusive to boot!! I will be preordering this ASAP!

Captain_Toad

#56

Captain_Toad said:

Color me impressed. Looks like this next-Generation of sonic is rousing of to a great start. Sonic is one of my favorite video game Heroes since his past 2 titles. This looks beyound the Shadow of a doubt this could be another grand Adventure. Unleash the demo already Sega and Nintendo to further Advance your greatness. I understand not to Rush games but still... give me Lost World already! This year is going to be so X-treme it's a Blast!

Nintex

#57

Nintex said:

This looks like an absolute blast! Very colorful and awesome level design. I will definitely be buying this Sonic game! Cant wait to see more on it, oh and I cant believe it's actually coming out this year!

TysonOfTime

#59

TysonOfTime said:

@CanisWolfred
Really man? It's a trailer, I HEAVILY doubt that the camera would be like that in game.
Give it a bit of time before you burn all your bridges, else you might find yourself on the wrong side.

NintyMan

#60

NintyMan said:

I surely hope this game can get Sonic back into his groove. It's been a long time since I played a Sonic game. This year I'll be ready to return!

dew12333

#61

dew12333 said:

@KnightRider666
Your dead right, now that Nintendo are heavily involved sega actually get it right.
Mario will always be the king, sonic will always be a wannabe.

Yoshis_VGM

#62

Yoshis_VGM said:

I can definitely see the similarities to Galaxy, but this game does look like a promising edition to Nintendo consoles. Hopefully it will draw more people to the Wii U.

BATRA

#63

BATRA said:

it looks good but lets see who in the game hope its silver and shadow

Wamtu

#68

Wamtu said:

@CrabGats Yeah, they dropped the pseudo-serious tone in Colors. It was a bit surprising, but welcome. Colors was a funny game. Eggman was witty (and, let's face it, the life of the party. He'd give GlaDos a run for her money), Sonic's personality was amusing, and Tails...uh, actually they need to try again with Tails. None of the Tails-related jokes were really that funny.

drumsandperc92

#70

drumsandperc92 said:

Looks like SEGA is finally starting to understand what makes a good sonic game these days - super fast, combination of 2d and 3d sections, and of course some platforming!
looks great, can't wait to see more.
also hope though that they actually include other playable characters! thats been seriously lacking in recent sonic outings.

V8_Ninja

#71

V8_Ninja said:

@CanisWolfred Let's wait for some hands-on previews before go and declare this game to be rubbish and another Sonic 2006.

Anyway: As others have said, this definitely looks like Super Sonic Galaxy, which is a good thing in my book. That enemy design is quite atrocious though.

FJOJR

#72

FJOJR said:

Super Mario Galaxy mixed with Sonic X-treme (but without the SEGA BS that led to the Saturn's downfall)? Yes please!

Farmboy74

#75

Farmboy74 said:

Surely after a trailer that is this good, this game deserves to be epic! and hopefully help to shift Wii U consoles

Moose_4

#77

Moose_4 said:

well it isn't a little bit like galaxy, it is galaxy
no wonder its only on nintendo consoles, sega probably felt guilty for copying it.
after saying that, does look really good, and i would love to play more galaxy with a hedgehog

seronja

#79

seronja said:

i just hope it will not turn out as a rushed glitchy game like sonic 06 was... look's good as a trailer, but sonic 06 trailer was promising too you know...

bonesy91

#80

bonesy91 said:

wow! never have I been excited to see a new sonic game... I might just buy this day 1.

FiveDigitLP

#81

FiveDigitLP said:

I'm not a huge Sonic fan, so I don't have a strong opinion...but I like what I saw. It looks like they took Sonic the Hedgehog and morphed it to fit into the gameplay of Sonic Adventure (along with some other nice gameplay elements). Could be a good mix in the end.

AgentAPE

#82

AgentAPE said:

if this game can keep the stages flowing like the sonic rush series, insta-buy.

SCAR392

#85

SCAR392 said:

@CanisWolfred
Have you ever watched a trailer? They give different angles for perspective on the gameplay.

I think it looks pretty good. I agree that it is how Sonic always was, based on the Sonic Xtreme and 3D blast games. I wonder what will be different in the 3DS version, and what stuff you get for having both.

Hunter-D

#86

Hunter-D said:

@CanisWolfred I doubt the game would actually be changing camera angles constantly at that rate, if anything I think those are just for some dramatic effect to make the trailer look even better, and it does. This game looks really fun.

Mickamott

#89

Mickamott said:

The game looks awesome, and the villains look great as well. We'll just have to learn what their personality (if any) is like.

miiandmario

#93

miiandmario said:

Looks amazing I'm a huge sonic fan and now I cannot wait for this to come out. Looks like that that cancelled game sonic xtreme for the saturn. I'm glad sega is sticking with the basic sonic formula rather than adding a gimmick.

Macattack

#94

Macattack said:

Oh give me a break. This looks to be another generic, sonic-only game. The trailer ran smoothly with great 3D animation, but I couldn't get over how 'empty' everything felt. And those enemies… facepalm I had a bad feeling about those silhouettes and this trailer only served to confirm my fears.
I can only hope that Tails and (heaven forbid) Knuckles even make an appearance in this game. I used to be crossing my fingers for the chance that they might become playable again, but it seems Sega is too busy making Sonic a one-size-fits-all.
You proved that different styles of gameplay with different characters could be fun, Sega. (STH2, STH3) Do it again.

Godstrike

#95

Godstrike said:

wow a sonic game that actually looks good... huh didn't think that was possible anymore(generations was good too I guess)

MeWario

#96

MeWario said:

Hmm game looks fun as heck but boy, they just don't make good baddies anymore.

armoredghor

#97

armoredghor said:

kinda makes me think of super Mario galaxy with the level design. The enemies make me think super Mario 3. Sounds like Nintendo Mario had an influence

omega150

#100

omega150 said:

I don't know whether to like this game or not. But it's a sonic game so I'll most likely get it. I hope they would go back to the dreamcast to gamecube era where people actually cared about the story, but it's unlikely that this game will have a very good story.

XCWarrior

#102

XCWarrior said:

Eh, looks solid. 7.5/10. Will be worth a purchase at $30.

Just wait until they show off new Sonic friends.

TromboneGamer

#103

TromboneGamer said:

It's been a while since I was a sonic fan so I'm not sure why this is appealing to people. Not that it's a bad thing, but maybe I need to play some good sonic games or something :/

hydeks

#104

hydeks said:

@3DSonicPizzaHd actually, yay we have, but Sonic X-treme never came out, so why would we compare it to basicly two screenshots? It's like they brought that idea back, and took elements of Mario Galaxy to make this new game.

Henmii

#106

Henmii said:

Oh man, this is inspired by Sonic x-treme! That's pretty cool!! And I knew those guys where the villains!

The camera goes all over the place though. And I have a feeling this will be a slower affair then Colors!

Also, don't know what to think about the graphics. The video wasn't great quality!

dew12333

#108

dew12333 said:

@KnightRider666
Not for me, I haven't brought a sonic game since the very first, apart from mario and sonic Olympics games. I will always see sonic as the second rate alternative to mario and forever it's wannabe. Maybe that's be being old school about it, but that's just me.
Full respect to your opinion though.

SheldonRandoms

#110

SheldonRandoms said:

This game is looking fantastic, now all I got to do is play the waiting game. I wonder what the 3DS version will look like, also I wonder if Eggman will revel that he was there the whole time.

..............And since the gameplay is reminding people of Super Mario Galaxy (crosses fingers) maybe.........just maybe, Ristar will appear somewhere.

WaveWarlock

#111

WaveWarlock said:

Wow! for the first time ever I'm actually intersted in getting a Sonic game.:D
Nintendo will get this speedy blue hedgehog back into shape!

Squid

#113

Squid said:

Eh, not that impressed. Doesn't even look like a Sonic game all of a sudden... not to mention not fun. You'll have to do more to get me interested than that sega, you may have well ruined sonic yet again.

WingedSnagret

#114

WingedSnagret said:

Well at least they are going with the upbeat, bright and colorful look unlike certain other previous titles...

Also, the very last part where it said, "Exclusively for Nintendo consoles" was the best of the trailer.

SamSan37

#115

SamSan37 said:

I'm hoping the 3ds version is different from the wiiu version. I want to get both. But the trailer looks great.

Joe1113

#116

Joe1113 said:

Hm, I'm not sure how to feel about this. It looks visually appealing, and I'm pretty sure it'll be good. The thing is though, that sonic just hasn't been as original & fun since the older games, my favorite being Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, and I feel like theyre trying to force just a lot of 'new' onto us without emphasizing what made the original games great. Such as the storylines, for example, I mean, these 6 new villians just seem stupid(based on first impressions). I miss games like SA2:B, also they need some great multiplayer. Nonetheless, I won't judge it entirely until I get the game, this is just my first impression.

Taya

#117

Taya said:

This game looks great. I'll definitely keep an eye out for it when it's released for the Wii U.

Austroid

#120

Austroid said:

Nice, very nice! Now I have yet another game to wait for. I liked everything I saw, Even the new bad guys look alright. (Eggman better be in it though. ;) )

Sonic X-Treme U should've been the "real" title. :P

k8sMum

#123

k8sMum said:

i first fell in love with handhelds when i got my mitts on the old humongous, battery-eating Game Gear and played sonic. that lit screen: the colours were beautiful. it was love at first romp through.

my 3ds xl needs this baby.

QuickSilver88

#125

QuickSilver88 said:

Also reminds me of old Sonic 3D blast on sega cd. Looks super cool and I love the change in apects from side, to isometric, to 3D. Blazing speed, collecting rings and catching big air is what Sonic is at its best. I wonder what they will do with gamepad as this is an exclusive and hopefully they do something cool with it.

Klunk23

#129

Klunk23 said:

This trailer was really cool. The sentence "exclusively on nintendo consoles" made me quite happy.

Zodiak13

#131

Zodiak13 said:

@CanisWolfred Yes, now all of my plans are coming together. If only I could find a way to ruin all those RPG's as well... J/K. But the game will suck to you because you have already decided that it will. Now there really is no chance for this game, at least with you.

BulbasaurusRex

#132

BulbasaurusRex said:

They better leave the viewpoint switching to the auto-segments (e.g. the whale scene in Sonic Adventure), otherwise the gameplay is going to get very annoying very fast. Why can't developers get it through their heads that 3D platformers almost always work best with a nearly constant over-the-shoulder viewpoint? It's the same reason I don't really like the Super Mario Galaxy games and why the Sonic Adventure games work so well.

3Daniel

#133

3Daniel said:

So this game is built on a modified smgalaxy engine? Im assuming nintendo played some part in its development.

KnightRider666

#134

KnightRider666 said:

@dew12333: Wow. Full respect to your opinion as well. Sonic 1 on the Genesis still to this day is my favorite Sonic game, period. Looks like we're both old school after all;)

Captain_Balko

#135

Captain_Balko said:

Am I the only one who thinks that the gameplay graphics look sort of mediocre? I mean, maybe it's just the quality of the video, but for a game being released on Wii U, it doesn't look very 'HD'. I might be wrong, but to me, the animation seemed a little lacking, and the graphics not super polished... but I'm probably wrong.

bassoongoon

#137

bassoongoon said:

This looks really fun. I will definitely have to pick this up. It looks like it is hearkening back to Sonic's old days, in terms of gameplay (it even shows him rescuing critters at the beginning!!).

Trikeboy

#139

Trikeboy said:

I'm excited and it is a game I will definitely be picking up. It's a 3D sonic that looks like it works, how rare is that?

RevolverLink

#140

RevolverLink said:

It looks colorful and pretty and everything, but I got a little motion-sickness just watching that video.

JayceJa

#142

JayceJa said:

doesnt look too great honestly, and the visuals look rather terrible

hopefully i'll change my mind with better information and gameplay footage, but so far im not sold at all

Funny_Moblin

#143

Funny_Moblin said:

This is what I discovered:
If anyone knows about the testing stage in Sonic Xtreme with the wide, green field, then you'd know that this trailer is based on the idea of Sonic Xtreme and I'll tell you why:

1. They both have a large green field.

2. They both have the exact same blue birds.

Btw I was never really a Sonic fan, and I've learned about Sonic Xtreme today.

Funny_Moblin

#144

Funny_Moblin said:

Nintendo and Sega, if you're reading this, please orchestrate the music from Sonic Xtreme and have it on Sonic: Lost World as the main theme! That song is epic, and it will give many fans goosebumps for sure!

G3ry

#145

G3ry said:

SEGA fans...Welcome to Nintendo, your new place for gaming to make you feel like your home!!

Nomad

#146

Nomad said:

This certainly looks different to previous Sonic games, with all the different camera angles. Some sections do look kind of similar to the Galaxy games, but this new Sonic also reminds me of NiGHTS. I just hope they get the flow of this game right, as my main problem with recent Sonic games is that its too easy to fall of edges or come to a stop by getting stuck on objects. Cautiously optimistic.

TheSonicdude97

#147

TheSonicdude97 said:

SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! (Lol, as always with the Blue Blur) I certainly like this new play style that SEGA is giving us, almost as much as the previous styles. GO SONIC!!!~

TheLilK98

#150

TheLilK98 said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo brought in the Galaxy team on this. Didn't they say they were helping SEGA with development?

WaxxyOne

#151

WaxxyOne said:

OK, so it's Sonic + Super Mario Galaxy, but that's hardly a bad thing. On the other hand, talking Sonic = not a good sign in my opinion... I haven't been impressed with many Sonic games in quite awhile, but I'll reserve judgment for now.

defrb

#154

defrb said:

Sonic all star racing was very good, but still, not really excited about this sonic galaxy game, it looks like nintendo and sega are real good freinds now -.-

WiiLovePeace

#156

WiiLovePeace said:

Actually, since Nintendo themselves announced this game & it looks quite a lot like Super Mario Galaxy (which is a very good thing imo) that means that the next 3D Mario will be quite different from Galaxy. Nintendo wouldn't be collaborating with SEGA on a game which will release around the same time as Super Mario 3D U if it looked similar. Will have to wait until E3 to find out if its true though.

Justaguest

#159

Justaguest said:

Seems like Mario Galaxy and a lot of fun. Villians look terrible thou especially that little one. the hell is that..

Mollutje

#162

Mollutje said:

I was certain I wasn't going to like this.. now.. not so certain.. good on you Sonic, good on you.

SwissChris

#163

SwissChris said:

You cannot be serious with those graphics?! I hope the source was low res because that looks like poop. I'm sure the game will be fun though.

arderin64

#164

arderin64 said:

Very interesting. Seems to take the speed of Sonic games mixed with the inventiveness of a 3D Mario. Definitely on my wishlist.

AJWolfTill

#165

AJWolfTill said:

Wow... coming from someone who hasn't given a flying fig about sonic since he watched his cousin play the original, I'm really really impressed.

Araknie

#166

Araknie said:

Looks like Sonic 3D Blast and Xtreme, it's how many people wanted Sonic to be back in the 2001.
Should be nice to see what gameplay can come out it.
Surerly it's all new for Sonic so i can't wait.
Also, Chao, love yeah!

Gallimastro

#168

Gallimastro said:

Quote the Riddler from Batman Forever: "NOW THAT'S IMPRESSIVE!"

Seriously, that's some pretty hectic gameplay, I don't care if they call it a Galaxy clone, it's definitely got that Sonic Xtreme feel to it.

Trikeboy

#170

Trikeboy said:

This looks like Sega and Nintendo sat down together to discuss an exclusive and Nintendo asked what they had. They showed the cancelled Sonic Xtreme and someone and Nintendo, probably Shigeru Miyamoto, took the concept and helped make it work. Sonic Xtreme was a great idea at the time but they just couldn't make it. Now, they have.

scrubbyscum999

#171

scrubbyscum999 said:

This reminds me of Mario Galaxy, A LOT. Hey, if we find out they sort of copy any game, Galaxy would be a good one to do it from. Looks good.

DarkNinja9

#172

DarkNinja9 said:

yeah looks likemario galaxy stage or something but meh looks good and im not a sonic fan just one thing though the enemies dont seem to fit at all o.O

Melkaticox

#175

Melkaticox said:

...I'm not completely sold on the gameplay. Or the graphics.
Hopefully they fix the camera, there are too many 2D sections imo.

letsplay

#177

letsplay said:

bravo! I have that tingling feeling up my leg with goose bumps across my back. Very good.

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