Nintendo, Sega team up for 'Sonic: Lost World' and other games
Japanese gaming icons Nintendo and Sega are briefly setting aside their rivalry and will be working together on three games, including one featuring Nintendo's Mario and Sega's Sonic.
The Market for Computer and Video Games website cited a Nintendo Direct broadcast also dropped hints of a game starring Sonic and Nintendo's Mario.
"[A]n exclusive Sonic The Hedgehog game, entitled 'Sonic: Lost World,' is in development for Wii U and 3DS, as well as a Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games," it said.
It said the two games will be published and distributed this year by Nintendo in the UK, Europe and Australia as part of its partnership with Sega.
On the other hand, MCV cited a statement from Sega involving a third game involving Sonic, to be published and distributed by the platform holder.
"Sonic the Hedgehog has performed incredibly well on Nintendo platforms and this exclusive partnership is a natural fit for the next evolution of Sonic games," said Sega Europe COO Jurgen Post.
Post added the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS "are ideal platforms to showcase Sonic and we are looking forward to wokring with Nintendo on these three exciting adventures."
However MCV als noted Sega has stressed this will not affect existing distribution partnerships for other titles such as "Total War: Rome II" and "Company of Heroes 2." – KDM, GMA News