Sonic Lost World 2

Gamescom 2013 is due to get underway in Cologne on 21st August, and as a result some juicy new trailers and footage are emerging to build some hype. One such trailer is for the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, and unlike previous efforts that focused on showing new levels, this one demonstrates new features in action.

Premiered by GameSpot, the footage shows multiplayer co-op and competitive racing; the former has player two in a seemingly passive role, attacking enemies and activating platforms as Sonic dashes through the world, though it's tricky to tell from 10 seconds of footage. The competitive racing looks typically fast-paced, and unsurprisingly one player can use the GamePad screen. Miiverse also gets a special and notable mention with item sharing; it sounds fantastic in principle, even if it's difficult to figure out how it'll actually work — perhaps you can simply grab items that friends and others have posted in the network.