Nintendo has stated that Sonic: Lost World will help push sales of the 2DS, the latest version of Nintendo's 3DS handheld. Nintendo has told MCVUK that the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is kid-friendly and will help sell more of the lower priced 2DS.
"There is a lot of opportunity to engage with the younger audience on Sonic with the new entry-level Nintendo 2DS console," said Nintendo product manager Dani Robinson. "From launch to post launch we’ll be focused on kids. Peak season this year is without doubt a big celebration of Nintendo franchises and Sonic sits high on every platform gamers list of 'must play' titles."
Sonic: Lost World will be released on October 18 in Europe, October 24 in Japan and October 29 in North America for the 3DS and Wii U. It is also one of three exclusive Sonic games for Nintendo platforms.