Sega Teases Sonic: Lost World Characters, More Info Next Week

By Ishaan . May 23, 2013 . 10:15am

As previously reported, Sonic: Lost World is in development for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and Sega have updated their Facebook page with a teaser image for the game. The caption reads: “Six will rise from the Lost World. Are they friends or foes? Find out on May 29th.”



Sonic: Lost World is one of three exclusive Sonic games in development for Nintendo platforms, as part of an exclusivity partnership between Nintendo and Sega. The second game is Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The third hasn’t been announced yet.


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  • Muffum

    I think I can see 6 locales in the picture of the world behind the silhouettes. I’m going to assume that each one of the characters will be associated with one of those locales, whatever that may entail.

    • Corey Schulz

      My guess would be that they are just bosses for 6 worlds.

  • Grape Monet

    Oh no… this isn’t going to be a Skylanders-style NFC-figurine game, is it? I heard rumors awhile back that they were considering making one, and these silhouettes remind me of Skylanders characters. I’m probably reading too much into it, but I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

  • Freud_Hater

    …Aren’t those Skylander characters? Boring.

  • Istillduno

    New friends announced, the Sonic Cycle continues.

    • Kevin Tan

      I’m ok if these friends function like the powers in Sonic Colors… a GOOD Sonic game I had the pleasure of playing!

      • I’m OK if one of them is voiced by Jeff Goldblum!

    • Sperium3000

      The Sonic Cycle endend in Colors. And dude, they haven’t revealed anything substatial yet, hold your breeches.

  • evilmajikman

    Ugh. More new Sonic characters? I’m gettin’ the hell out of here.

    • Sperium3000

      Relax, they’re probably bosses or something similar.

    • finalfantasysonic

      But I like all of sonic’s friends.

    • Auvers

      There have been new characters in nearly every major game since Sonic 2 you know…

  • puchinri

    I’m quite interested in the characters and pretty excited for the game. I hope more comes of the partnership between Ninty and Sega too~.

    I’ll save any dread for the 29th when we get more details.

  • British_Otaku

    Expecting it to be six enemies to match each of the environments…

  • Tatsuya1221

    I’m betting the third will be a crossover as well, since it’s pretty much guaranteed that sonic will be in the next SSB.

  • $39420547

    i think the characters are related to elements of nature

    • KingRuff

      Unless they are going by the Captain Planet system, where Heart is an element, I don’t think any of them should be pink.

      • gk2012

        Pink/Purple has been associated with lightning/electricity before on some games.

  • KingRuff

    Probably going for a megaman style game where each zone has a boss associated with it. At least that’s what I got out of this, as you can see a different color outlining each character, They probably associate them with one of the areas.

    From Left to Right:

    Green-Forest Area

    Pink-Swamp looking part on the left. (What is that?)

    White-Ice Area

    Red-Volcano Area

    Yellow-Desert Area

    Purple(Because Blue is taken I guess?)-Ocean Area

    Edit: I wonder if these things are going to be animals?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yo… is that Ecco the Dolphin to the far right?

    • Crevox

      Don’t tease us like that….

    • T-X

      You made me realise how much Ecco the Dolphin sounds like a Sonic name…

  • roydgriffin

    The one on the far left looks like a female.

  • Shariest

    I…Have…Seen…The dark side of the internet…
    It is now drooling “More Prey!”

  • Spirit Macardi

    Considering the stellar Studiopolis voice cast the games have gotten, I’m hoping that some of these characters will be voiced by their other regulars like Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, or even Steve Blum x3

    • Solomon_Kano

      The one in the center… I already want Steve Blum to voice him lol.

  • Aisha Lee

    I don’t see why people are hating on the possibility of a new character and or new characters. Heck some of the best sonic games had new characters in them (Adventure 1 and 2, Advance series, Rush and Rush Adventures and Chronicles were a few).

  • Göran Isacson

    Bosses, I’m gonna presume. Though it feels a little bit weird to see new Sonic chars that AREN’T some kind of anthropomorphic animal in the same style as Sonic. I mean yeah, I know that the fairy tale games and Sonic Colors and Unleashed had their own design style going on, but I cannot help it- whenever I think Sonic Characters, anthro animals with huge heads and thin arms is what I think of, for good and for ill.

  • BluButton

    Not sure if anyone’s written about this. But this now looks a bit like the rumoured ‘Sonic Dimensions’ game a year ago. There’s an article on TSSZ talking about a game where Sonic splits into 5 different extra playable multiple coloured personalities: Red, orange, purple, green and yellow.

    You can read the article here:

    From what I read, the orange one is meant to be big and slow like* sigh* Big the Cat. The purple one can float a bit like Silver, and the red one can cause explosions or something. If you look at the slight colour on the character silhouettes the colours match.

    I’m not saying those characters are definitely different versions of sonic, but they may have stemmed from that idea.

    And the 6th character in the bottom right corner? I read somewhere else (I forget where) that there’s meant to be an evil version of sonic too. That’s could be it.

    Then again, they could all just be bosses. That’s speculation for you.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    new enemies, not friends

  • yorudox

    Sometimes I get tired of these one time characters, only to see them again in some kind of spin off game where they are some kind of BG character……

    Hopefully this isn’t the case for these guys and they become characters that are attachable and likable.

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