Nintendo Lands Exclusive Deal for Sega’s Upcoming Sonic Games

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While Sega hasn’t been a competitor against Nintendo in a long time, if you were one of those kids who got into the whole Sonic vs. Mario debate back in the day, feel free to call up all your childhood buddies and rub this in their faces.  The next three Sonic games are coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS.  The first game announced was Sonic Lost World, though they didn’t offer up a lot of information on the title, saying that more would be coming during E3.  Here’s the official info from Nintendo and Sega about it:

The next title in SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise will be exclusive to Nintendo’s Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS portable system. Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata announced the details of a new partnership with SEGA during a new Nintendo Direct video announcement today. Sonic Lost World is a new action platforming game, and more information about it will be announced before the E3 2013 video game trade show begins on June 11.

The Nintendo Direct also announced Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games for Wii U, and revealed that additional SEGA Game Gear games would be coming to the Virtual Console service for Nintendo 3DS.

“Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo,” said John Cheng, President & COO, SEGA of America. “As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™ are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand.”

On top of all that, a number of Game Gear games are also heading to the 3DS’ verision of the Virtual Console.  No release date yet for these, but sounds like it should be fairly soon:

Columns
Crystal Warriors
Defenders of Oasis
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
G-LOC: Air Battles
Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
Sonic Blast
Sonic Drift 2
Sonic Labyrinth
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Tails Adventure
Vampire: Master of Darkness

-Jordan