Once again players of Sonic Lost World are getting a gift of free DLC from Sega, this time in the form of a crossover between Sonic and the Legend of Zelda. The crossover will consist of a new level aptly named “The Legend of Zelda Zone.”
Like Yoshi’s Island Zone, the level will feature gameplay mechanics from the Legend of Zelda series. Sonic, wearing Link’s trademark green hat and tunic, will go on a mini adventure in a Zelda-themed world with elements from several different Zelda games included. The Hyrule Castle in the background comes from Twilight Princess, Stalfos from Ocarina of Time will pop up as enemies and Link himself will appear, flying by on a Loftwing from Skyward Sword.
The level will feature an open area Hyrule Field, but will also include a miniature dungeon to explore with a tube-like design more reminiscent of other Sonic Lost World stages that will include heart containers, rupees and other surprises. At the end of the stage the rupees you’ve collected will be converted into freed animals. Also instead of Rings Sonic will have a heart meter in this stage.
Like the Yoshi’s Island DLC, this will only be available for the Wii U version of the game. 3DS owners will have to go without. The stage will be available for download through the Wii U eShop starting on March 27, 2014.
I have to admit I haven’t gotten Sonic Lost World yet, but seeing all the free DLC Nintendo and Sega are making for it is making me really consider it! How about you all, do any of you own Sonic Lost World? Are you excited for this DLC? Does it look of interest to you?