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New Sonic Lost World gameplay features emerge

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Just yesterday SEGA unveiled the Sonic Lost Worlds trailer, showing off the blue Hedgehog running around in what seems to be a world similar in mechanics to something we saw in Super Mario Galaxy. Along with this trailer, IGN got a better look at the game and some of the features you can expect once its released. So far, here’s what we know:

  • Two levels are called ‘Wind Hill’ & ‘Desert Ruins’
  • Desert Ruins features candy and cake dessert environments
  • Sonic builds speed slowly
  • Brand new parkour system
  • Wisps are in the game
  • 2 player support mode has been confirmed
  • Sonic is the only playable character
  • Tails, Knuckles & Amy appear
  • Planet is called Lost Hex
  • Rescuing animals influences unlocked content
  • Red Rings are back
  • Gold Cannons mark unlockables and secrets

We’ll likely see much more at E3, so we’re going to keep our eye on it. For now, what do you think of the game? Many of you said you hoped there were more playable characters from the Sonic universe in this game, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Overall I’m optimistic about the game without having played it, as it looks like it’ll be challenging without trying to be ‘edgy’ like previous Sonic games.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    This looks awesome, and did you guys notice “unlocked content”? Music to my ears.

    • Kinky Keath

      But what about chaos… we need chaos

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        eh. he’s okay

        • Super yoshi

          someone needs to do a bit sonic homework.. “_he’s_ okay”!?!

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            crap, I thought you said “What about Chaos?” This guy: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070213230855/sonic/images/8/86/Chaos_battle_giant.png

            I sorta miss chaos… they were an awesome part of sonic adventure 2. Maybe it’ll get redone with the little critters sonic saves. I’d be cool with that. Different species and whatnot

          • Super yoshi

            Haha so you have done your homework. Chao’s collecting was something weirdly attractive. It was like “heck this level I’m gonna go and pet some chao’s!”. This kind of metagame fits Sonic well IMO.

            I kinda miss the older villains too, not so sure about these new ones.

            It’s a must buy, nevertheless.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            oh trust me, I know my sonic ;)

            yeah, the chao garden was always weirdly calming. Until I got into the races… Then the gloves came off…

            but yeah, I miss Eggman, but I agree that the series needs to move on a bit. I mean, in sonic 3, Knuckles was a straight up thug. Now he’s sonic’s buddy. Even characters like Rouge are starting to be considered good. I think this change is kind of a good thing

            oh Indeed

      • Alex Leb

        what about the chao’s!

      • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

        You need me in this game

  • therealruben1

    two player support confirmed and sonic is the only playable character? how is that possible?

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Mario was the only playable character in Galaxy. The orange Luma isn’t exactly bursting with personality traits, so it’s not unrealistic considering that.

      • gamesplayswill

        Weegee?

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix


      2 player support mode has been confirmed”

      I’m guessing it’ll be like galaxy

      • Sonic the Hedgehog

        I think Yacker will be helping me or something…

    • UltimateKai453

      Wrong; on the Wikia it says Amy, Tails and Knuckles will be playable. If not that means Sonic Simulator! :D

      • Madmagican

        Interviews with the developers said Sonic is the only playable character but Knuckles, Tails, and Amy do make appearances

  • Frankie

    Nothing about this game has been impressive so far. From what I have seen it just looks like another Sonic, which are usually sub par. I still have some high hopes though. I have not seen anything of the game really and am hoping E3 shows some better footage.

    • gamesplayswill

      That’s what I was trying to say… but I was too dmn lazy! XD

    • Guest No. 3

      Go play Colors now. That game literally blew me away. In fact, I think I liked it better then Mario Galaxy 1/2.

      • The 2012 Robot

        Did it really? Did it literally blow you away?

        • Guest No. 3

          What do you think? -_-

          • The 2012 Robot

            Then answer me this: Where did it blow you to? Or did you find yourself incinerated in an explosion?

          • Guest No. 3

            Dude: you take common terms of expression WAY too seriously.

  • sharlo galmo

    unlocked content, this means that the game release later, when the other big update is out…..

  • djvalbnc

    This game looks cool. And why complaining about its resemblance to Mario Galaxy?
    Mario Galaxy was an awesome game!

  • RockieOllie

    Aww Man at least make Tails playable! for co-op…

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Wisps? NNNNnnnoooooooooooooo D:

    • Luffy

      Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Okay :'(

  • Christopher Johnson

    shitty

    • CharmanderRulz

      You sir are the most constructive person ever!

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Well it isn’t. And when you’ll see that you’re wrong, I’ll home-attack your butt.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/purepuchi Severus Swerve

    I’m so hyped for this

    • gamesplayswill

      OOOOH WINGARDIUM LEVIOSAAAA

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/purepuchi Severus Swerve

        It’s LEVIOSAAAAAAA

        • gamesplayswill

          AHHH LEVIOSAAAAAAA

  • gamesplayswill

    Good job Sega I am officially not buying this game! *salutes*

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Good job @gamesplayswill we don’t give a wisp.

    • Luffy

      Why? This game looks soooo amazing! If I didnt already own a WiiU, I would get one just for this game!

      Heck, if they release a special edition Sonic blue WiiU bundle with the game, I will get a second one!

  • bizzy gie

    4th feature got me thinking about a possible new sonic game.

    Sonic Parkour or Sonic the Free-Runner

    Name is pretty self-explanatory.

  • Jim Wanstall

    Looks Bloody lovely

  • Hugh Quinn

    wheres eggman?

    • Cameron

      He’ll show up I’m sure. I’d bet a lot he’s behind the whole thing. Again.

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      “Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures collectively known as the Deadly Six, but when the Deadly Six rise up against their master, Sonic has to unite with his arch nemesis in order to take on the new enemies head-on.”
      http://blogs.sega.com/2013/05/29/rise-against-the-deadly-six-in-sonic-lost-world/

      • Hugh Quinn

        ok i know now, just the way i heard from the info that eggman is not in the game, thanks for letting me know

  • Cameron

    As someone who enjoyed the last two instalments, I have high hopes for this game! Can’t wait!

  • Metal_Man_v2

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. Sonic is such a cool character, but I’m finding a hard time liking the majority of his games, and this doesn’t look so different. I loved Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, and thought that playing as a variety of character types worked wonders for introducing new gameplay and helped the game not be so repetitive. This just looks like a generic Sonic game in my opinion. Aside from the wacky level design, there doesn’t seem to be anything new here. I hope Sega is holding back to reveal more new stuff later, because I’m just not impressed yet.

    • Chris Heskin

      because mega man games are so different from one another…

      • Metal_Man_v2

        I have the same opinion of the Mega Man series. Some of the games are good, but most of them are just the basic barebones platformer. This looks very much like a barebones Sonic game. Also, how was that relevant?

        • Chris Heskin

          seemed like you were a megaman fan and were bashing sonic

          • Metal_Man_v2

            From my original comment.

            “Sonic is such a cool character”

            “I loved Sonic Adventure 1 and 2″

            I want to be hyped up like everyone else about this game. But considering that Sega announced new gameplay, I haven’t seen anything really “new” yet.

          • Chris Heskin

            fair enough

          • Guest No. 3

            Sonic Colors.

          • Metal_Man_v2

            I initially liked Sonic Colors. But the gameplay got very repetitive with the worlds having 5 acts and a boss fight, with some worlds having the same boss. I wouldn’t say it’s a great game.

          • Guest No. 3

            Everything about Colors blew me away. I didn’t expect the game to impress me as much as it did. It’s the only Sonic game I actively play through all 45 stages in one sitting period.

          • Metal_Man_v2

            I can’t say I’m surprised. For the past couple of Sonic releases, the games have been praised for reviving the franchise after years of what many critiqued as mediocre or bad games. Interestingly enough, I very much enjoyed Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, in addition to Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, and even Sonic Unleashed. I was disappointed in Sonic Colors, and felt Sonic Generations was very ok. They both felt like a step backwards from the other games, not offering as much as their predecessors. But of course, I’m well aware that my opinion is in the minority here.

          • Guest No. 3

            Yep. That’s pretty much backwards from what I’d say, lol.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    I’m… different here. Hopefully I’m still good!

  • Lev M

    looks cool & all but still not sold, the last few Sonic games were decent at best

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    MUST BUY

  • Madmagican

    Hmm… parkour system, I’m curious as to how that’ll come into play

    • Mickey Mouse

      Could someone explain the ‘parkour system’?!

      • Luffy

        Basically its there so that Sonic does not stop when hitting an obstacle. To Gain full speed, you have to hold down a trigger (this let you have control over Sonic speed) and if you have that same trigger down while hitting an obstacle, instead of stopping you, Sonic does a parkour move to get over it. :P

        • Guest No. 3

          Could this possibly allow for greater level exploration? :P

          • Luffy

            if I understood correctly,thats why they implemented it :)

          • Madmagican

            Thanks!!

          • Guest No. 3

            Awesome. I’ve always thought if they did ever make open world Sonic you’d have to hold a button down to make Sonic run fast for it to work well.

  • Alex Damman

    wisp powers… i don’t get why people liked them so much. i think they kind of slowed down the gameplay in colors. here’s hopon they’re implemented better in lost world. AND WHY IS SONIC THE ONLY PLAYABLE CHARACTER?!

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Why? What’s wrong with me? I can do homing attacks, and I can run up walls, while Knuckles just climbs them. And I’m faster than them. I am all about speed and guts, and so is my game.

      • Qwerty Uiopasd

        Sonic, are you paid by SEGA to advertise your games? I mean of course you are, cause you’re SEGA’s mascot!

        • Sonic the Hedgehog

          Yep, I’m paid… in golden rings!

    • Guest No. 3

      People liked wisp powers because they weren’t gimmicky like werehog.

  • http://squirtlerules.tumblr.com/ ► A l e x

    I want a Chao Garden or similar in this game.

  • http://twitter.com/Robzy1990 Robin Saunders

    “Many of you said you hoped there were more playable characters from the Sonic universe in this game”

    These people clearly haven’t played many sonic games. Every time new playable characters are added it results in a shitty game….unleashed being the latest example.

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Thanks for explaining them for me! It’s time my creators focus on me.

    • Kenshin0011

      True for most, though this game begs to differ:

  • Nintendofreak

    where is chaos? n the chao garden? n shadow?

  • Ninknowing

    No chao garden no buy sorry sega…

  • miiandmario

    Nice features I like the idea of a new parkour system.

  • Squid

    It’s cool…. But… Uh… I can’t wait to see the other one too. ^.^

  • ancientgamer

    its a shame knuckles or tails aint playable, but the game still looks good cant wait to try it out

  • Shaise Mughal

    Its been a while since we’ve seen a Sonic platformer, this looks great!

  • Jeff Andonuts

    This game looks pretty sweet. I might consider getting it if I have the money.

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    i want chaos :(!

  • john

    Red rings are back? But but but but but but but…. This isn’t the Xbox 360!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Samson/1509177659 Joshua Samson

      no they’re back, waiting for you to purchase an xboxone

  • The Unknown Legacy

    Although i dont own many sonic games, i REALLY enjoyed everyone single ones i do own such as Sonic Heroes, Sonic DX, Sonic adventure battle 2 and Sonic Riders and i guess Shadow the Hedgehog? I seriously cannot wait until more info come out for this game!

  • Kirbyomega

    Well Sonic Colors was 2 player… if you count the sonic simulator 2 player :/

  • Edward

    You realize it’s not finished yet right?