Jun 7, 2013

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New Details About Sonic: Lost World

New Details About Sonic: Lost World

Today, some new details have been announced about the Nintendo exclusive, Sonic: Lost World, for the Wii U and 3DS. First off, Takashi Iizuka from the Sonic Team announced that even levels within the same zone will have noticeable diversity. Iizuka continues, explaining that while each level may have the same general setting (the example being the Desert Zone), each level will require a different and varied play-style necessary to complete the entire level. Gameplay-wise, the game will feature touchscreen specific controls for the Wii U GamePad and 3DS touchscreen. The game will still of course feature the traditional analog and button controls for movement, spinning, etc, but the touchscreen will be used to activate specific “color powers” to enhance and change up the gameplay.

Iizuka also touched on the multiplayer aspect of the game. For the Wii U, the GamePad is the only available controller when playing alone. However, there are several multiplayer (cooperative and competitive) that allow for other input devices. There is a support mode built with younger or less experienced players in mind where the supporter uses the Wii remote to remove obstacles and enemies that would otherwise hinder the GamePad user from proceeding. There will be a local multiplayer mode where players compete split between those on the TV and the player using the GamePad and a final feature was teased, but not given any details on, that Iizuka says will “allow players to enjoy the game longer.”

Onto the 3DS version of Lost World, it was made clear that this version was not a port of the Wii U game, but its own game entirely being developed by DIMPS. Sega announced that the 3DS game will have local and online multiplayer with up to 4 players in a Versus Mode. For more on Sonic: Lost World and other Nintendo exclusives as we head into E3, keep it locked right here at Vivid Gamer.


[Source: IGN]