Sonic Lost World Debut Trailer Shows Off Speedy Gameplay Footage

By Ishaan . May 28, 2013 . 10:13am

Sega have released a first trailer for Sonic Lost World through The trailer shows off the first gameplay footage from the game. Watch it below:



Sonic Lost World will be available on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2013.

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  • idrawrobots

    Sonic Galaxy? I am getting this. Looks great so far.

  • disqus_d7pcGiZvbI

    It looks like Sonic meets Super Mario Galaxy

    • Brion Valkerion


      Also has a Mega Man vibe with the various defined bad guys/bosses.

    • ShadowDivz

      I was thinking the same thing. It makes sense why it’s nintendo only, it’s Sonic X Mario Galaxy.

  • DesmaX

    Sonic Xtreme, is that you?

    • TruSpindash

      That was exactly my first thought. My interest is definitely piqued.

    • RmanX1000

      so glad im not the only one who thought that. This game looks awesome. Just might have to pick up a WiiU

    • Yeah thats wat i thought too…. and im super hype

  • I couldn’t unsee how the enemies in this one look like the ones from Space Jam~

    Expecting either Michael Jordan DLC down the line or Sonic himself transforms into him, when he has all Chaos Emeralds together~

    • LOL I think i would like that. Especially if there’s a bigger boss who runs an alien theme park and wants animals as resources.

      …wait, what?

    • Sonic Slam Worlds.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Needs Barkley DLC.

      • Free DLC that changes every track in the game into various Slam remixes~ Day One

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’d buy the LE.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    soo… its super sonic galaxy?

  • Hmm, I didn’t like the level designs very much.

    • puchinri

      They were a little lacking to me, and I hope that when we see more, it’ll relieve my apprehensions about level design.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Dont know how I feel about this, where is Eggman? And it also has a super mario galaxy vibe to it, which I found nauseating, extremely difficult to play, and a bit catered to too young of an audience, which I must say this Sonic seems to exude such feelings too (the six monster’s designs and the designs of the kawaii animals).

    That being said not counting it out just yet as I would want to see the level designs and Im curious for the musical vocal talent employed here.

    • puchinri

      There have been a few games that don’t have Eggman as the primary villain (or not at all at times), and he may make an appearance still.

      The kawaii animals just feel like it harkens back to the Genesis days though.

    • Auvers

      lol this isn’t the first trailer for a new sonic game to not have eggman in it. Also this is a franchise about a blue anthropomorphic animal in red sneakers who fights an egg shaped doctor. How was it ever trying to cater to anything other than a young audience? The animal designs are directly from the original genesis games too.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity and Sonic Unleashed felt aimed more towards an older audience.

        • Auvers

          Well sure Shadow and probably Sonic 06 and the Adventure series but that still leaves 20+ games tat aren’t aimed at an older audience. And you can see how well trying so hard to aim at an older audience did for for 06 and Shadow (haha) I don’t see how Sonic Riders or Unleashed felt like they were aimed towards an older audience. Especially Unleashed since it had such a campy nature to it and a few budding moments of comedy and it’s very simply plot and cute human designs. (Not sure why you mention one riders game and not all three…)

          • XYZ_JolteonZ980

            Unleashed felt more world oriented and the plot just seemed way more serious, sure it still had the silly moments and the mascot, but compared to this what we re seeing for Lost World, I dont think anyone would say Unleashed catered to the same young audience, it would be like comparing Colors to Unleashed.

          • Auvers

            The plot was so minimal in the game I can’t imagine how anyone could get that kind of vibe from it at all. Eggman does his usual thing, all the continents end up floating and sonic goes to a bunch of silly cartoon exaggerations of real world locations to fix it, aside for the thing with Light Gaia that’s really as there is to the plot. Sonic didn’t even seem to mind anything that happened and took it as nonchalantly as possible and the citizens of the continents didn’t seem to mind it either. Maybe you’re just seeing something I’m not, what exactly was serious and mature about the game?

          • XYZ_JolteonZ980

            Continental destruction, all the older adults scattered around and having to save them, etc versus the plush kawaii sugoi animu creatures we see in this game.

          • Auvers

            The continental destruction was barely a “mature” theme. The continents were merely floating a bit above the surface and they fit back neatly after you do what needs to be done to put them back like puzzle pieces… Not to mention there isn’t anything really wrong with the earth besides that, when you go to each of the continents you don’t see anythihing destroyed, the places aren’t in ruins, the most they seemed to have felt was shaking from the continents lifting and descending. In each continent you’ll barely even meet a character who is actually concerned about whats going on, like I said before even Sonic wasn’t concerned. The majority of the characters were just going on about their daily business as if nothing had happened at all, some even used it as an excuse to travel more. Who are “all the older adults”? I don’t remember you having to go out of your way to save people. Unless you mean the optional side quest of exorcising the people possessed with Dark Gaia spirits, which was also silly because people were more or less just acting in a very goofy fashion or a cartoonish exaggeration of whatever their usual personality is. Lastly The animals you see in this trailer have been in the MAJORITY of Sonic games. Even games I would actually consider to be more serious (because they were) like Adventure and Adventure 2 had them. You say that they are so cute as if the people in Sonic Unleashed weren’t totally cartoonish.

        • Auvers

          I guess what i’m trying to say is, I don’t understand the complaint. Sure there are a couple of games that have tried to take things into more serious stories but that doesn’t mean the series has just never been well, like this. This is how it’s started off and this is how it’s been the majority of the time. There’s only a few instances where it hasn’t been.

        • puchinri

          Shadow was also pretty panned, in part because of how over the top edgy they tried to make it in certain portions. Also, I’d say Unleashed and ZG aim at the same audience in many of the same ways as the other games, and also in the same way this one might try to (kind of like a Pretty Cure show might; aimed at children, but doesn’t talk down to them).

    • Considering there are Eggman-made Badniks in the video, I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the game.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Sonic Lost World

    • Solomon_Kano

      > extremely difficult

      > catered to too young of an audience


  • T-X


    Also reminds me of the secret tracks you could run in Genesis Sonic!

  • Mike G. Moran

    That is not Sonic Galaxy. It’s a reboot of Sonic Xtreme. Look it up on youtube. It was a canceled Sega Saturn game.

  • NTaiyokun

    I’m not going to lie, it’s not going to be good for its public image if people start calling it a SM Galaxy rip-off. Even with that exclusivity deal. I mean, it REALLY does look like Galaxy, though I’m not bashing it. or anything.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      And fans will respond that it looks more like Sonic Xtreme…they don’t really give a damn.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m hoping Robotnik is ultimately the one behind this, since I love Mike Pollock’s ham-tastic voice work x3

    As for the gameplay, it looks like a ton of fun! Yeah it seems a lot like the Mario Galaxy games, but it’s going about it in a unique way where it’s more about constant movement rather than precise platforming.

    Only downside so far is that I haven’t seen Tails. I honestly wish he’d be made a playable character again, and having his flying ability in a game where gravity changes constantly could be really fun.

    • puchinri

      Yeah, good point. I hope we see Tails in the next trailer and he’s playable at least a little bit.

      • Auvers

        IGN revealed that the others would be in it to some extent. I don’t really mind since it’d be a first for Eggman not to play villain, I’m sure he’d still have some sort of role just cause. I’d kinda like there to be some other adversaries now and again, Fang returning would be nice.

        • puchinri

          Ah, okay~. Tails is the one I want to see the most, but I am interested in any characters (new or returning) that show up.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, Tails was in the screenshot they showed during the Direct, so I’m sure he’ll have something to do here. Whether he’s playable or not though, guess we’ll have to wait on that.

  • Highasthesky

    So Sonic is back to protecting animals and not banging white chicks. Good on you Nintendo

    • puchinri

      Has it been a good seven years or so since you played a Sonic game? ^u^;

      • FJLink

        There’s that girl from The Black Night but I don’t really think anyone cares about her :F

        • puchinri

          That doesn’t really count though, does it? I did care about her though~. But then again, also given the ending. . .

      • Highasthesky

        I’m well aware of Colors and Generations but, i’m also aware of unleashed,secret rings and the black knight. =/ two games don’t erase history.

        • puchinri

          Who was in Unleashed? And Secret Rings nor Black Knight should count (especially not Secret Rings).

          In general, do you just mean the presence of a (female) sidekick? Because that doesn’t mean much, and the two female ones are in side-story games (and if this turns out to be side story as well then it just fits a pattern).

          • Highasthesky

            It seems you misunderstood my original comment, try reading it as “So Sonic is the back to releasing good games not s*** like 06” the “protecting of animals” and “banging of white chicks” is just a representation? (¯_(ツ)_/¯) of this statement.

          • SonicRulez

            I think the point puchinri is trying to make is that you’re bringing up ’06 in 2013. Something tells me if Mario Galaxy 3 was teased today you wouldn’t have a comment about Hotel Mario. Generations was good, leave it at that.

          • Highasthesky

            LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!! want me to bring up 3D blast too? i wouldn’t compare the two because the game was released in the 1990’s, up til recently Sonic has been releasing s*** games. Colors was where it stopped, but whose to say they won’t f up again? the company continues with this quality of game and they earn back my loyalty, as it should be with any series. You don’t agree?

          • Auvers

            I think people are just confused that you said banging “white chicks” and than named games where he doesn’t have any sort of romantic involvement with human characters.

          • Highasthesky

            Read my third comment.
            Read my second comment.

          • Auvers

            Sorry, when I initially posted that only your second comment was up but it gave some kind of error and i had to try again hours later. Should have reloaded before I tried again.

          • puchinri

            I don’t know how I (or anyone else) was supposed to read “good games” from that or anything other than female/romantic love interests. x’D;

            Maybe imply as much in the future?

        • roydgriffin

          Unleashed HD was good though.
          Then again, opinions I guess.

          • Auvers

            as good as a game that gets worse and worse the further along you get in it can be I suppose.

          • Brandon Coley

            No thats fact Sonic Unleashed Was good it started the whole new revolution of Sonic Engine. Seriously if it wasn’t for the screw up of Sonic 2006 than we wouldn’t have such great games now…And why don’t anyone mention the handheld games such as rush and rush adventure. Don’t get me wrong rivals was on the dull side. (Also I did enjoy 3D-Blast on the Saturn it wasn’t hard or easy and even play R on the PC when it came with sonic 3, knuckles, and CD package)

    • Captain Bringdown this was before the Saturn even.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Sonic:”Can’ touch this”!

  • Anime10121

    Looks like I may have my first Wii U game (depending upon whether this releases before the Wonderful 101 or not).

    • 60hz

      thinking the same exact thing

    • Solomon_Kano

      If this manages to release before W101, I’ll be shocked.

      • Anime10121

        Dont really care which one releases first, just glad to FINALLY have a use for my Wii U coming soon :D

    • ShadowDivz

      Did you know that the 1 is actually you?

      • Anime10121

        Yep yep, its the 100 mini peeps + ME :D

  • SirRichard

    So in short, Sonic Galaxy?

    I kid, sort of, but it does look quite nice. The level shown seems to be a pretty good 3D approximation of the levels of old, I’m hopeful.

    • No, not Sonic Galaxy. Sonic Xtreme.

  • Okay, I’m legitimately impressed. I already had a soft spot for Sonic Xtreme in my heart, but this just… DAMN. I hope the 3DS version won’t be a 2D generic platformer done in 3 months.

    • Rytan

      Dimps isn’t doing it, so there’s hope.

    • Kevin Tan

      Based on the latest 3DS screenshots, it’s 3D like the Wii-U version.

  • puchinri

    I’m pretty excited for the game, though I got dizzy while watching a couple of times (was probably too close to the screen). Also, with the recent Sonic games, there’s been fun minigames and such so I wonder what they’ll include for this one~.

  • Kelohmello

    Well, I hate the new bad guy’s character designs.

    BUT THE GAME LOOKS LIKE SONIC XTREME and that’s pretty hype. That style makes the visuals look awesome, and I like that.

    Totally interested, let’s see what you can do, Sega.

  • Definitely feeling some Sonic Xtreme/ Mario Galaxy inspiration. Which is totally awesome.

    I’m a bit of a nintendo hater after what they did to me with the wii and now the wiiU is last gen tech. That said, this game looks so good it could possibly be a system seller for a 3ds for me. If this looks this good in actual gameplay and the 3ds smash looks good then I can’t believe it but I might have to purchase.

    • What did they do to you with the Wii? Did they throw one at your head? Did they murder your entire family with one?

      I’m just joking by the way. I just think it’s a little silly to become a hater of a company just because you didn’t like a product they put out.

      • Ha. That is funny. I’m not in a mood to go into detail of all my woes of the wii and nintendo. But I can say I am excited about this new sonic game and I’m excited to hear more news on it! :)

    • What they did to you with Wii? You shouldn’t take gaming so personal.

    • puchinri

      Lol, what in the world happened with you and the Wii?
      SMG wasn’t redeeming enough it seems for whatever happened, so I’m wondering.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Based on his statement about the Wii U, they gave him “last gen tech”.

      • I’m not in a mood to go into detail of all my woes of the wii and
        nintendo. But I can say I am excited about this new sonic game and I’m
        excited to hear more news on it! :)

  • Fidelis

    Looks good to me so far

  • DuskSharkEX

    Getting a Sonic Xtreme vibe. I so want this.

  • Zonic505

    So Super Mario Galaxy crossed with Sonic Xtreme.

    Welp, I’m excited. Cannot wait to play this.

  • $29082171

    It looks like it started as a Wii game, much like Pikmin 3.

    • MrRobbyM

      I don’t think so. It’s probably not as polished-lookin’ due to it being on 3DS too.

    • puchinri

      It seems like it started as something even older (Xtreme). But it’s hard to say anything much right now, I think.

  • 60hz


  • Shadowman

    Looks pretty cool!

  • Sergio Briceño

    No big ugly target lock on attack!!?? OMG. Best Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2!

    • We still need to see more gameplay to see if that is the case. ;) I see what your saying though.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Taking off cues from Super Mario Galaxy, eh, Sonic?

  • kaizin

    looks pretty good cant wait to see more >.<

  • raulrain

    Looks really good, and yeah, it gave me the Sonic Xtreme vibe too, now I have one more game to look for when I finally dicede to buy a Wii U, that would be when Bayonetta 2 and Shin megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, more the merrier

  • AnimeRemix

    Long time no see, Sonic X-treme. =)

    • I know what your going to. You know what I’m going to do. Strange isn’t it?

  • grevlinghore

    I have no clue how I feel about this.

  • Jesse Torres

    The gameplay is interesting.

  • MrRobbyM

    It’s like a super fast 3D Mario game!

  • Looks nice. That wad likely gameplay from the Wii U version, because the 3DS version will likely be awesomely different… or not so awesome.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m ready. I’m so ready.

  • JustThisOne

    This is starting to look like a nice comeback. But the most important part is the controls! I need to know how these controls … well.. control.

  • Cameron Ward

    So is that still Sonic’s new voice actor or is that the old one?

    • AnimeRemix

      The current one, Roger Craig Smith who has been voicing Sonic since 2010 (first game, Sonic Free Riders).

      • Mister_Nep

        What happened to the one before him?

        • AnimeRemix

          SEGA just pretty much replaced the one before him (and all the other 4Kids VA’s, except Mike Pollock who still voices Eggman), who was Jason Griffith. As to what he’s doing now, not sure, but he’s probably still doing voice acting.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    sonic xtreme finally came out

  • NightzeroAX

    Sonic Xtreme + a lil bit of Mario Galaxy?

  • I’m surprised so many people here even knew what Sonic Xtreme is. :) Must be a big England crowd. I’ve heard they are huge into sonic.

  • AnimeRemix

    We have new news everyone! Let the HYPE continue!
    -The world in this game is called “Lost Hex”

    -Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Eggman are confirmed to appear in the story

    -Two confirmed zone names are “Wind Hill” and Desert Ruins”.

    -Wisp and their powers are back! You utilize them via Gamepad (Wii U).

    -Story is simple. “The story itself is, as you’d expect, remarkably simple. Sonic is chasing his longtime foe, Eggman, and encounters a mysterious floating island known as “Lost Hex.” It’s here where Sonic will run across the “Deadly Six” that SEGA has already teased, and Iizuka noted these foes will bring a “sense of danger and humor” to the story.” – IGN

    • Chow

      Seems like “Desert Ruins” will play on the word “Dessert” for the first act, given its pastry theme. It actually makes me wonder if the Zone will be called “Dessert Ruins” instead.

  • Chow

    It’s looking quite good, at least in the art direction. I’ll have to see how it plays, but I hear the controls have been entirely overhauled, requiring a combination of shoulder buttons to either walk, run, or dash.

    I’m really disappointed that they removed Boost from the game though. If you played the games that used Boost properly, it was a really fun mechanic.

    That being said, this looks a lot like Sonic X-Treme.

  • all my nostalgias.

  • tha_Chiller

    …this might be the one

  • Minty Freshbeats

    Sonic + Mario galaxy = this

  • Vash bane

    im oddly reminded Mario galaxy

    • Testsubject909

      (Edit: Though looking down at other posts. It seems the more knowledgeable of the Sonic fans are reminded of Sonic Xtreme… Which makes me think the reaction might’ve been more “Mario Galaxy reminds me of Sonic Xtreme” if that game had been released.)

      In a good way I hope.

      Shame I don’t own a Wii U or a 3DS. But those who do, I hope it’s a great game. It certainly looks very fun.

  • Kitestwinblades

    This looks like a LOT of fun XD
    The camera rotation used on such classic zone designs(like the Brown checkered print with green grass) makes this absolutely amazing! The curved terrain is perfect for camera work like that and it reminds me of the old bonus stages :3

    The background is absolutely amazing too but I’ve never been so confused about gravity(when sonic should fall if he’s stops moving) in my entire life.

  • Hooray for boobies Sonic Xtreme!

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