There was once a time when Sega and Nintendo were mortal enemies. Kids on playgrounds everywhere could debate for hours upn hours as to whether the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive was the better 16-bit system (many of them are now adults who still do so today!), the console war embodied by the companies' two mascots, Mario and Sonic. Ten years later, Sega left the console-making business and since then, have been getting along with Nintendo just fine. How well, exactly? Now, the two giants are teaming up with an exclusive three-game deal for Sega to develop and release three big games for Nintendo systems only. One of them should be nothing short of an ace-in-the-hole for Nintendo this year, when their players will be able to experience the newest platforming adventure in the Sonic the Hedgehog series--Sonic: Lost World.
Although not too much has been revealed in verbal terms, the trailer shows that the gameplay will be quite a change from what fans are used to. The series' trademark speed will still be intact (and apparently, so will the constant switching of 2D and 3D perspective used in the last three games), but the gravity-defying platform design and dynamic camera angles will offer a major shake-up from the hedgehog's previous offerings. As a matter of fact, the gameplay looks awfully reminiscent of Sonic X-Treme, the Sega Saturn game that was famously cancelled in 1996. As far as the plot goes, Sonic looks to be going up against a new team of villains known as the "Deadly Six".
Without further ado, here is the trailer, as uploaded by IGN:
Sonic: Lost World will be released later in 2013 exclusively for Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS systems.