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.