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Coming off the heels of the disparaging news involving Electronic Arts backpedaling on supporting the Nintendo Wii U, new-news has emerged indicating that both Nintendo and Sega have entered into an exclusive partnership that will see three brand spanking new Sega titles released only on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This comes shortly after Sega's release of Sonic on Android.
According to Videogamer.com, Sega has a new Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games title in the works, an exclusive Sonic platformer on the Wii U called Sonic: Lost World, and an unannounced title as well. COO of Sega Europe, Jurgen Post, commented about the partnership saying...
"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," ..."The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase Sonic and we are looking forward to working with Nintendo on these three exciting adventures."
According to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata and Sega's managing director Laurent Fischer, all three titles will receive additional details and media assets as E3 draws near. You only have to wait a couple of weeks for that.
This is definitely good news for everyone who was feeling a little tipsy on the idea that the Wii U's support has not only waned but entered down a dark alley, got mugged by Microsoft, critically wounded by Sony, and then ended up on software life-support.
Let's just hope Sonic: Lost World is closer to the deliciously good Sonic Colors, which brought back Sonic's penchant for great soundtracks and amazing platform play, and hopefully the new game is a far cry from the irritatingly bad Sonic 2006. Glitches for the lose.