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.

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Last Updated: July 17, 2013

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

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

    • TiMsTeR1033

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

  • DarthofZA

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

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

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

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

    • Hammersteyn

      Maybe it’s a wub wub thing?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew


    • TiMsTeR1033

      beat power looked kinda gay but yeah

  • Hammersteyn

    Sonic couldn’t save the last Sega console. But he and Mario should be able to keep Nintendo afloat. Who here remembers K-TV. People would phone in on Staurday mornings and voice control Sonic in Sonic 1. Collect the most rings and win a prize.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      That was annoying! Forward forward forward back jump forward forward…. GAH!

    • John Ambitious

      forward, forward, forward, forward, jump, forward, forward….

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      I had forgotten, you reminded my. You are in my virtual dog box for the remainder of the day.

      I hate you so much right now

      • Hammersteyn

        Haha time to fire up the emulator?

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          I cannot read your comment as the virtual dog box auto-blocks it

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      man the memories … LOL can’t believe you remember that

      Crushing on Roxy Burger when I was a young’n

      • John Ambitious


    • Brady miaau

      No. Not at all, sorry.

      Sonic, the who? What?

    • Brenz

      Oh my word I used to phone in every Saturday morning but never got through 🙁
      forward, forward, forward, GRAB!

  • Brady miaau

    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

      Wow, those are bad puns. Downvote for you!

      • Volfos

        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.

  • Zoe

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

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

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

  • ElimiNathan

    I really want a Wii U 🙁

    • Volfos

      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

      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

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

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    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.

  • William Cole

    No, but he can definitely help Wii U.

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