Sonic Lost World boss is aware of comparisons to Super Mario Galaxy

Thursday, 13th June 2013 15:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka has said he is aware of the comparisons being made between Sonic Lost World and Super Mario Galaxy, but said not to worry: the new Nintendo exlcusive title is still distinctively Sonic.

Speaking with The Sonic Stadium, Iizuka said his team has been working on the game for two years and originally planned to release it on PC until Wii U came out.

The game may mix Sonic Colors themes with anti-gravity mechanics, but it is a more traditional platforming title with greater control over speed.

“Basically, because we have these geometries with their own gravity you hop to, you can kinda see the comparison [with Super Mario Galazy] there, but if you play the game on the show floor I think you’ll see the biggest difference is that it still feels and moves like a Sonic game,” he said.

Sonic Colors Wii director Morio Kishimoto is heading up the development of the Wii U edition and Sonic Colors DS lead Takao Hirabayashi is directing the 3DS version. Sonic Unleashed composer Tomoya Ohtani is providing the soundtrack to both.

Sonic Lost World will release on both Wii U and 3DS later this year.

Thanks, Nintendo Life.



  1. noamlol2

    so basicly nintendo pay money to sega wanting them to rip them off???

    sounds legit!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dreamcastnews

    Ever heard of Sonic Xtreme?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. noamlol2

    @2 well actually nintendo ripped off sonic adventure 2 rouge’s space level

    #3 2 years ago
  4. dreamcastnews

    Ergh! Some of SA2′s levels were terrible, Sonic Adventure 1 I have no problem sitting and completing, SA2 on the other hand, I get about half-way through and feel it lost focus. I hope this new Sonic game relives the high point of the first SA.

    #4 2 years ago

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