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    Thanks, I'll get that next time I play then!

    Any word from Sega to you guys? Obviously people have thrown around the notion that Sega might not be particularly keen in having part of one of their games lifted from one to another, although I can't see how this isn't a good thing in this case (you're hardly depriving them of sales, for one thing). If anything, it speaks to how Sonic Team really dropped the ball in one of the few games where DLC wasn't just desired, but could fit perfectly into the game without breaking any sort of narrative cohesion.
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    Nothing yet.

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    Let's hope it stays that way, unless it's a "Well done on a good job" kinda thing.
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    Gosh darn it...

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    Well, it's not all​ bad. Loving the challenge in this! Been able to beat JJ as Modern now in 4.25, problem is I cannot do it with a full compliment of rings. Really bringing my score down!
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    The Nintendo Direct broadcast is occurring now, and it appears that Sonic's new exclusive home is the Wii U/3DS ...

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    It's just one game, SEGA is in no situation to give full exclusivity to anyone. Nintendo would have to pay with their blood to be able to buy full exclusivity.
    This is probably similar to those exclusive Wii Sonic games deal (Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic and the Secret Rings).

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    Sonic: Lost World, and that one screencap do look interesting enough. Very zone based (which is good). I mean I was already planning on getting a 3DS XL, so yay for me, but I imagine after the Wii U version bombs because the Wii U is bombing, they'll be forced to port it just to make any money off the project. Either way, after first hearing the name (the claim for the website was noticed yesterday) I did think it'd be another game in their storybook series, like Rauten mentioned above, but yeah...if it's a Sonic franchise publishing exclusive, then we can kiss goodbye to any new Sonic games on the PC for a while.

    We'll have to wait and see for more details.

    Anyhow, I was going to post a few more tid-bits that'd come up recently.

    If you own a 3DS, you'll be happy to know there's a new version of Sonic 1 being (re)released that enables 3D viewing. There's a few other smaller features that don't necessarily contain any noticeable weight, but it's there if you want.

    The Retro engine that powered the recent re-release of CD is being put to good use again; an improved version of Sonic 1 is now available on iOS and Android. If you already own the game, it's a free update. Basically, remixed/enhanced music, widescreen, unlockable playable characters, optional spin dash etc. No other platforms confirmed, but it will hopefully roll out elsewhere. Murmured plans for similar treatment to Sonic 2 as well (and I imagine if the sales all do well that 3&K would be somewhat inevitable).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rauten View Post
    It's just one game, SEGA is in no situation to give full exclusivity to anyone. Nintendo would have to pay with their blood to be able to buy full exclusivity.
    This is probably similar to those exclusive Wii Sonic games deal (Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic and the Secret Rings).
    I was wondering about that. I'm not watching the broadcast, so I'm trying to find text. Nintendolife's life reporting only mentioned Lost World, but a brief IGN update seemed to imply all future Sonic games. I guess I'll wait for a comprehensive write-up.

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    Just found this link with a copy of the PR sent out.

    It seems to imply that the only exclusives would be Lost World, the new Mario and Sonic Olympics game (it did sell well on the Wii/DS, so that's perfectly understandable and at the end of the day is just a mini-game collection that I'm sure no-one will lose sleep over) and maybe virtual console releases of Game Gear games.

    So, whilst Lost World might look cool (I envisage it being a sequel of sorts to Colours) I think it'll simply mean longer till we get something, not that we won't for a considerable amount of time. Bearing in mind there are now two Sonic Team teams, there's nothing to say we won't get an announcement for another, more general market game somewhere down the line.

    EDIT: He'll also appear in the next Smash Bros. game for sure.
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    Personally, more than the exclusive Sonic, what hurt me the most was that Yakuza 1+2 HD for WiiU. I'd LOVE that on the PC =(

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    Confirmed: next 3 Sonic games Nintendo exclusive. Well, we know what two of them are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    Confirmed: next 3 Sonic games Nintendo exclusive. Well, we know what two of them are...
    Unless they're referring to Lost World, OG Sonic 3D, and the new Mario & Sonic Olympics game.

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    As much as I would like that to be the case, they've made a dedicated point of saying the third title is unannounced. Considering Lost World is due out later this year, it's likely that the third game is being worked on by a smaller part of that studio, or the other Sonic Team division is working on it. I have no idea who makes M&S though; I would imagine that is a branch of Sonic Team. The good news is that SEGA/Sonic Team have broken their connection with Dimps, so all the versions should hopefully be pretty well polished.

    Also, I wonder if they'll release a Sonic/3DS XL bundle with Sonic decals...
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    Just looked at the previous M&S games, they've all been developed by Sega Sports.

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    Third game pretty much confirmed.

    Sonic vs. Mario Kart.

    It'll be a shame, especially after Transformed, not to have that available to other consoles, but it does make an extremely large amount of sense. It means then that, in terms of a raw Sonic game, the only one we'd be missing would be Lost World.
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    <sarcasm> Ohhhh noooooo I'm going to be missing on a Karting game populated by Mario and all the other FANTASTIC characters of the Mario universe!! How shall I go on with my life now!!</sarcasm>

    Yeah I think I'll be able to handle the loss.
    Also, something tells me it won't be developed by Sumo, so I doubt it'll reach the heights of S&SASRT

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    Mario Kart U is coming out this year and I doubt Sumo have the kind of turn-around to release another game ~1 year after releasing another. It would however mean that there'd be three karting games featuring two of the biggest franchises Nintendo has availability to within maybe 2 years of a console release. That's...not very well spread out. Then again, Nintendo isn't exactly in a position where it can argue with what it can get on the Wii U (much less so on the 3DS which is doing well and, most likely, will get a version of the game too, especially considering the two confirmed titles will be). Interesting tid-bit; Wii U sold 1,000 pieces of hardware last month in the UK.
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    They probably do have the turn-around for it, because they're now working on the next Little Big Planet for Sony, while Media Molecule (the creators of LBP) works on TearAway.
    But yeah, they're kinda busy with LBP.

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    Honestly, I like what I see. It's clearly inspired by Sonic Xtreme (the cancelled Saturn game) and Mario Galaxy, but I have no issues with that. IGN also had a preview. Has a load of screenshots from both versions too, so take a look even if you don't care for the words. Does confirm a return of the Wisps from Colours too, which will certainly be interesting! 3DS version looks pretty cool and hopefully won't be man-handled by Dimps.
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    Another IGN article following-up Lost World, so no PC news here. Anyhow, contains plenty of footage from both versions. Have to say, pretty impressed. 3DS version looks properly neat, which I was very concerned over. I'd also say the music is fantastic, but that hardly seems surprising.
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