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SEGA’s infamous blue blur hasn’t really been up to much in 2015, aside from being strangely self-aware on Twitter. Well, surprisingly Sonic’s 2013 adventure Sonic Lost World is making its way to PC next month. A Steam page is now live for the game, bearing a November 2nd release date. The port doesn’t seem to add anything significant, but boasts 60 frames-per-second gameplay and HD resolution support.
It’s notable that this particular Sonic game is coming to PC, as it was previously exclusive to Nintendo systems: Sonic Team handled the Wii U version of Lost World, while Dimps created a 3DS edition. Sonic Lost World was one of three Sonic games SEGA created in partnership with Nintendo for the Wii U system. The other two were Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and the notorious cartoon tie-in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. While it can be argued that Sonic Lost World was the highlight of the three, it was received as rather lackluster by both fans and critics.
Perhaps Sonic Lost World will be better received by the PC audience, but they won’t be able to play the Wii U’s free crossover DLC. Post-release, the game added two downloadable zones: one based on The Legend of Zelda franchise, the other set in Yoshi’s Island.
Sonic Lost World sees the blue hedgehog go solo as he speeds through a dimension called the Lost Hex, in order to save the region from new antagonists The Deadly Six. Levels take some inspiration from gravity-bending platformers such as Super Mario Galaxy and certain Sonic Adventure 2 stages, with Sonic wall-running and free-falling through spherical and cylindrical environments. Sonic Lost World releases on Steam next month for £19.99.