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Sonic: Lost World: WiiU & 3DS Game Preview

Sep 11, 2013

It's been a while since our favorite hedgehog had a truly solid adventure with Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations being the later, better efforts but even those were years ago now. Chin up Sonic fans, Sega seems poised to bring Sonic's platforming back in style, exclusively on Nintendo WiiU and 3DS, with Sonic:Lost World.

So...What's Sonic: Lost World all about?

Who needs wings?Who needs wings?Courtesy of Sega

Speed And Precision

Those two above words have rarely fit together when describing Sonic's past 3D adventures. Once you got speeding up to "ludicrous speed" it was tough to maneuver environments as gracefully as you could in Sonic's 2D iterations. Sonic Team, the games developers, may have found a solution. For the first time in a Sonic game, Sonic has three levels of speed that are easily manipulated. Push up on the analog stick and Sonic walks, hold one of the triggers down and he'll run and if you hold both triggers down at the same time, Sonic rolls into his ball form for top-gear speeds.

Defying gravity, no big deal.Defying gravity, no big deal.Courtesy of Sega

The developers have even implemented a parkour system that automatically vaults Sonic over certain objects to keep the flow and momentum moving forward. Hitting walls just as you get up to full speed is a frustration many Sonic fans know. This elegant solution could be the trick to keep us moving at super sonic speeds.

Sonic Galaxy

One of the first things that catches your eye about this game before anything else is the insane, abstract level designs. Each level retains many of the iconic colors and texture patterns from Sonic's rich history, but now instead of being presented in a some what more grounded way (comparatively), Sonic is speeding around 360 degrees of Super Mario Galaxy inspired levels. Each looking more unique than the last. If you're going to look to other games for inspiration, you better be looking to the best and that's exactly what Sonic Team seems to be doing.

Sonic's visuals really pop on WiiU.Sonic's visuals really pop on WiiU.Courtesy of Sega

Check out the Sonic: Lost World trailer below!

 

Sonic: Lost World is set to release this October 22nd, exclusively on Nintendo WiiU and 3DS

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Are you hyped on Sonic: Lost World? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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TheEnd777
Can't wait for the game, anyone else think it may be better than CoD and Battlefield? I was gonna give a PC Gamer link on the new "Operator System," it also gives links to the gameplay trailer and a really cool hands on, but then KW bot informed me that i can't (which is completely ridiculous and incredibly annoying).  If you wanna check it out go to the PC Gamer site, I think its still on their homepage.
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This has got to be the dumbest thread I think I have ever seen....
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