Sonic: Lost World will be among many “past Sega titles” launching for PC platforms via Steam in the coming months, publisher Sega announced this week.
Lost World launched in 2013 as a Wii U-exclusive entry in Sega’s long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series. The upcoming Steam release marks the first time the game will be available for another platform.
Mixing elements from past Sonic games with gravity-centered gameplay mechanics similar to Super Mario Galaxy, Sonic: Lost World is one of several Sonic games released for the Wii U as part of a timed exclusivity agreement between Sega and Nintendo.
Along with traditional platforming challenges, Lost World features minigame sequences that make extensive use of the Wii U’s GamePad controller. Currently, it’s unclear how these elements will be recreated in the upcoming PC release.
Sonic: Lost World met with a mixed critical reception at launch, and Sega later followed up its release with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, a notoriously glitchy title that drew criticism for its unusual character designs and gameplay mechanics that veered sharply from established series conventions.
Sega notes that the PC version of Sonic: Lost World will feature a consistent 60 frames-per-second presentation and selectable HD resolutions, along with support for gamepad and keyboard control configurations.
According to Sega Europe’s VP of commercial publishing John Clark, Sega intends to follow up on Lost World with Steam ports of many of its legacy titles. “We’re delighted to be able to bring Sonic Lost World to PC.” Clark said. “This is the latest in a string of high quality PC ports of past Sega titles that we will be building on in the coming months and years.”
Currently, Steam users who pre-order Sonic: Lost World will receive a free copy of Sega’s kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Sonic: Lost World will hit Steam on November 2.