Sonic Lost World drops Nintendo exclusivity, coming to Steam
The second rise of the Deadly Six
It's been two years since Sonic Lost World released exclusively for Wii U — a unique entry for the franchise, but ultimately a divisive one. Now, the game is returning for a second hurrah on PC.
Fans who missed out on the Wii U version or wish to sample the game with a different control scheme will be able to purchase it through Steam for $29.99 US ($32.99 CDN) as of November 2. The NiGHTS-themed DLC level will also be accessible in this version of the game, but presumably the Miiverse feature of item sharing will not. As a bonus offer, pre-purchasing the game ahead of schedule will grant you a free copy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Back in 2013, Nintendo and SEGA signed a deal that would mark three then-upcoming Sonic titles for Nintendo platforms, but now that those terms have ended, it's become apparent that Sonic Lost World was a timed exclusive.
A few months back, the Wii U also lost ZombiU as an exclusive title, so hopefully this migration effect doesn't gain further traction — for Nintendo's sake.