About 2 decades ago - this would have been taboo. It was already a shocker to see a Sonic game on a Nintendo console, when "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" released on the Nintendo GameCube, but what was even more of a shocker was when Sonic & Mario actually appeared in the same game, with the release of "Sonic & Mario: At the Olympic Games" on the Wii.
Recently, SEGA announced that it has 7 releases planned for the Wii U. Two of those seven releases have just been unveiled:
- New Mario & Sonic: Even though it's just another mini-game compilation, the Sonic & Mario series has picked up quite a lot of steam over the years. It's now immensely popular, and a new iteration is set to release later this year. With the power of the Wii U - the new game will now be boasting some (decent looking, if I may add) - HD graphics and full motion controls with the use of the Wii MotionPlus.
- Sonic Lost World: Rumors have been swirling from since the beginning of the year about what the next mainstream Sonic title would be. After missing releases of both "Sonic Generations" and "Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II" - it seemed like SEGA was pretty much ignoring the Wii when it came to Sonic games, outside of the M&S series. Now we know why. SEGA and Nintendo have partnered up for a new major Sonic title named "Sonic: Lost World" - which will be coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS later this year.
EA may be giving the Wii U and Nintendo a very striking cold shoulder right now, but it seems like SEGA is the one who has the true "unprecedented partnership" with Nintendo. Like I said before, two decades ago - this would be unrealistic. Nintendo and SEGA were dukeing it out to see which was the best. Now, they're BFFs. Who knew? SEGA may not be as big of a publisher as EA, but one can't deny that they do house some pretty popular franchises, nonetheless. With that being the case, coupled with another major studio - Ubisoft - the Wii U might end up getting some decent third-party support after all.