Nintendo Announces an Exclusive Worldwide Partnership With Sega for Upcoming
Sonic the Hedgehog Games
New Nintendo Direct also showcases range of Wii U games coming this
spring and summer
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/17/13 -- The next game
in SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series will be exclusive to Wii U and
Nintendo 3DS, with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announcing details
of a worldwide partnership with SEGA during a new Nintendo Direct
video announcement today. Sonic Lost World is a new action-adventure
platforming game, and more information about it will be announced
before the E3 2013 video game trade show begins on 11th June.
The Nintendo Direct also announced a new addition to the Mario &
Sonic series, the first appearance for the series on Wii U, as well
as revealing launch dates for Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and New
Super Luigi U.
"We're delighted to be forming this new partnership with SEGA, and
bringing new games in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise to Nintendo
systems," said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of European
Marketing and PR at Nintendo of Europe. "We hope fans are as excited
as we are when more details will be shown closer to E3."
To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit
Today's Wii U announcements included:
-- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: The game includes
a variety of sports including curling, skiing, snowboarding, figure
skating pairs and snowboard slopestyle. Different events might use the
Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii U GamePad or both. In addition to
realistic events, the game also includes those set in the worlds of
Sonic and Mario that let players perform moves not possible in real
life. Launch details and timing will be announced at a later date.
-- New Super Luigi U: The Year of Luigi-themed downloadable content for New
Super Mario Bros. U offers players 82 updated courses. But it also
includes a new playable character in multiplayer mode, Nabbit, who
steals items from Toad Houses. New Super Luigi U will be released as
downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U on Nintendo eShop on
20th June. But in honour of the Year of Luigi, Nintendo is also offering
packaged version of New Super Luigi U that doesn't require
New Super Mario Bros. U, available for a limited period and due for
release on 26th July.
-- The Wonderful 101: The superhero action adventure from Platinum Games
launches on 23rd August. More details about the game will be released
gradually between now and launch.
-- Pikmin 3: New playable characters Alph, Brittany and Charlie are to take
over from Olimar, the main character who appeared in previous Pikmin
games. Another announcement is the use of the GamePad (known as the
KopPad in the game), where players can view the overall map and grasp
what each character and Pikmin are up to. Pikmin 3 is coming to Europe
on July 26th.
-- Game & Wario: The game launches across Europe on 28th June, and includes
16 games that use the GamePad in different ways. Newly revealed games
include: ISLANDS, which lets two to five people launch little creatures
called Fronks onto islands in the sea to score points; PATCHWORK, a
puzzle game that tests players' pattern-recognition skills; and KUNG-FU,
which challenges players to help Young Cricket navigate a course safely
using the forward-looking view on the TV and the top-down view on the
GamePad. A new Iwata Asks feature just published offers more details
about the game at http://nintendo.co.uk/iwataasks.
-- RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS: Capcom's survival horror game is launching in
stores and on Nintendo eShop on 24th May. The game originally released
for Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U version offers players updated HD
graphics, GamePad controls and new game content. The game is Miiverse-
compatible, and a demo version is currently available on Nintendo eShop.
A separate Nintendo Direct sharing further news on future Wii U
content will be aired around the time of E3.
For assets please visit - http://assetslibrary.nintendo.co.uk/.
Nintendo Direct Presentation
-- URL - http://youtu.be/Z3hZDCpeNKo
RESIDENT EVIL(TM) REVELATIONS - Trailer (Wii U)
-- URL - http://youtu.be/O7JhQ_dRjX4
Game & Wario - Trailer (Wii U)
-- URL - http://youtu.be/6gOLZGd4dRA
For further details:
Nintendo Direct website http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect
Nintendo Direct on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/NintendoUK
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
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