If we trace Sonic's third-party roots all the way back to just after the Dreamcast, we released Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube and it did phenomenally well. We think that's because there was a lot of overlap between the Sonic/Sega and Nintendo crowd at that time, and we just found historically that Sonic performs really, really well on Nintendo platforms. Sonic Colors did great, Sonic and the Black Knight did well and Sonic and Secret Rings did well — all Nintendo. When we look at the numbers, we thought — this is clearly where our audience is.
“Sonic: Lost World” and “Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games” are part of Sega’s exclusive deal with Nintendo, while the third Sonic game remains a mystery.
Recently, Sega debuted a new “Sonic: Lost World” trailer showing off the game’s main antagonists called the “Deadly Six” and the pre-order bonus that comes with it. The new trailer also revealed the game will launch in North America on October 29; a one week delay from the original October 22 street date. A slideshow featuring newly released screens of “Sonic: Lost World” can be found above.