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Can Sonic save the Nintendo Wii U?

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Way back in May Zoe spoke about the irony of Sega possibly becoming the saviour for the floundering Wii U and a mere 3 months later it appears she may actually have been onto something with the release of the new trailer for Sonic Lost World.

All old school gamers know how amazing the original Sonic titles were and we wallowed in misery when it tumbled into mediocrity, but I dare any of you to watch this video and say it doesn’t bring back that nostalgia in waves.

Yeah the graphics aren’t mind blowing but games like this aren’t about the graphics they are about the experiences and the platforming looks as solid as ever. But what’s even more exciting is that it looks like they’ve mixed in a whole bowl of Super Mario Galaxy, possibly the best game of this generation, into the mix and you are going to be swopping between 2D platforming and the 3D insanity that was SMG.

Can one game save an entire console? If it’s as good as I hope this will be then absolutely. This is the game parents my age will buy for their kids this Christmas and after that there is no reason to stop buying titles for the Wii U as it really isn’t a bad console at all.

Last Updated: July 17, 2013


  1. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    July 17, 2013 at 07:52

    Looks amazing!very Galaxy-esque but man I hated the music in that trailer


    • TiMsTeR1033

      July 17, 2013 at 09:17

      I want it!!! shit looks to be a crap load of fun there! Might just get a wii u for that


  2. DarthofZA

    July 17, 2013 at 07:52

    This looks incredibly fun. And its a Sonic game. Hope it turns out as good as it looks!


  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    July 17, 2013 at 07:56

    Looks awesome. Not too sure about the beat power though 0_o.

    Either way looks like a lot of fun could be had here


    • TiMsTeR1033

      July 17, 2013 at 09:18

      beat power looked kinda gay but yeah


  4. Brady miaau

    July 17, 2013 at 08:18

    No. History has shown that one game cannot make a games console. What are they thinking?

    They must be grinding gears in their heads!

    But it sounds like uncharted territory to me.

    A call to arms and let slip the dogs of war, that is the ticket. Over and over and over and over


    • Brady miaau

      July 17, 2013 at 08:21

      Wow, those are bad puns. Downvote for you!


      • Volfos

        July 17, 2013 at 16:32

        Wii-U has more of a core emphasis… That said Nintendo has always enjoyed an “adorable” style, even on many of their most twistedly challenging games.

        Honestly I think its part of the reason so many of us like them, they tend to seem to offer a brighter escape than the grim worlds that get associated with its rivals.


  5. Zoe

    July 17, 2013 at 08:39

    “she may actually have been onto something”
    Even as a woman, I occasionally know something. amazing! 😉


    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      July 17, 2013 at 08:53

      Do you really see this being a savior though? given Sonic’s track record


  6. ElimiNathan

    July 17, 2013 at 09:00

    I really want a Wii U 🙁


    • Volfos

      July 17, 2013 at 16:33

      If you’re in Europe, BUY NOW, Amazon have given it a price cut but Pikmin 3’s success may drive the price back up.


    • Elem187

      July 17, 2013 at 19:15

      Buy it now if you can find a good deal, if the console sales pick up when the games start releasing at a couple per month, you will be hard pressed to find those good deals.


      • ElimiNathan

        July 18, 2013 at 08:17

        Ye but as usual money is the issue as I have none ?


  7. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    July 17, 2013 at 10:15

    There’s more than Sonic coming to the Wii U and one game does not make a console.

    BTW the Wii U Basic Pack is going for R2500 on Kalahari.


  8. William Cole

    July 17, 2013 at 13:46

    No, but he can definitely help Wii U.


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