Nintendo EU Presser Claims All 3 Exclusive Sonic Games Out in 2013

Nintendo EU Presser Claims All 3 Exclusive Sonic Games Out in 2013

by May 30, 2013

A Brief Barrage of Sonic

A Nintendo press release published on German website Spindash.de, when translated, claims all 3 Nintendo exclusive Sonic games are set for this year.

This includes Sonic Lost World, which is apparently being treated as one title despite two separate releases on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.  We’ve published an excerpt here; it’s the last sentence we’ve bolded that is of note, as it says in German the three games will be available during 2013:

In Sonic Lost World trifft Titelheld Sonic noch in diesem Jahr auf seine bisher stärksten Gegner. Mit gleich sechs auf einen Streich muss es der blaue Rennigel von SEGA in diesem actiongeladenen Jump & Run aufnehmen. Bereits am 17. Mai hatten SEGA und Nintendo in der jüngsten Nintendo Direct-Ausgabe Einzelheiten zu ihrer weltweiten Partnerschaft bekannt gegeben. Heute enthüllten sie weitere Details zum zweiten von insgesamt drei Titeln, die die beiden Videospielunternehmen exklusiv für Wii U und Nintendo 3DS herausbringen werden. Alle drei Spiele erscheinen noch in diesem Jahr.

In a way, this also clarifies the release timetable for Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as that too is now assumed to release before the year is out.  However, if all three or even two out of three release too close to one another, is there a danger of cannibalizing sales?  That remains to be seen with release dates not yet finalized for anything.  And what about that third Sonic game?  Andrea Gil has already relayed from her sources what it may be in an earlier report.