Sega Inks Three Game Sonic the Hedgehog Exclusivity Deal With Nintendo

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Listen up, Sonic fans. If you don’t own a modern Nintendo gaming system, you won’t be able to play any of the next three Sonic the Hedgehog games.

Sega has forged an alliance with Nintendo to release a trio of Sonic titles exclusively on 3DS and Wii U. Headlining the partnership is the next true action platforming series installment, Sonic Lost World. Glean what you can from the provided teaser screenshot up top, because Sega and Nintendo aren’t showing or talking any more about the game until E3 next month.

Part two of the Nintendo-Sega deal is Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Yep, the two video game icons are rekindling their friendly rivalry once more in a mascot Olympic competition of winter sports, including events like curling, skiing, figure skating, bobsledding and snowboarding, as well as some dream events inspired by the fantastical worlds of Sonic and Mario. These events will make use of the Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii U GamePad controller or sometimes even a combination of the two.

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Right now Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has only been announced for Wii U, but I think it’s safe to assume that a 3DS version is also in the works when you consider that the three previous games were on Wii and DS/3DS. In fact, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games was a lot more fun on the 3DS than it was on the Wii.

As for the third Nintendo-exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog game, well, it has not yet been announced. Sega’s keeping that one a secret for now, but we’ll let you know as soon as they let us know what the next game is. I’m going to take a wild guess and say it’ll be some type of crossover racing game combining Mario Kart with Sonic & All-Stars Racing. Wouldn’t that be cool?

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