Today it was announced, via IGN, that Sonic: Lost World will be getting a new, FREE The Legend of Zelda inspired DLC tomorrow. Based on the trailer below, Sega worked diligently on submerging Sonic players into the Zelda universe in one stage. Features are rupees, heart pieces, Deku Scrubs, and more! Sega even goes as far as to don the blue blur in Link’s signature green outfit.
I’ll be completely honest, though I grew up on Sonic, lately I haven’t been very interested in any of his adventures, but this DLC almost makes me want to go out and purchase this title. The awesome DLC began with Knights, the Yoshi’s Island themed DLC, and it seems to only be getting better from here. Also, didn’t I mention earlier that this DLC is FREE! To any of you individuals out there that have this game, you’d be silly to pass this up. To those of you like me who don’t have this game, you may want to reconsider and open that wallet finally.
A Continuing Trend
I always find it really funny when third party studios (that actually take the time to develop for Nintendo products) add easter eggs or little surprises to entice the Nintendo fan base to find interest in their products. One of my favorite Nintendo-related things in a third party game would have to be the alternate costumes found in Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition. Check out the very menacing Heihachi and Kazuya dressed as Link and Mario. Hilarity.
Lastly, let us not forget that Yoshi easter egg in the Nintendo 3DS version of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater.
It’s honestly an observation I’ve notice with a couple of games featured on Nintendo platforms. Obviously most people purchase Nintendo systems for Nintendo’s own games and third parties feel that adding that Nintendo “flare” to games they create will entice the Nintendo customer base. I can’t say that it has worked so well on a large scale, but it definitely provides us fans with a good chuckle.
Do you think that certain third parties that do this are crooning for Nintendo fans attention or do you believe this is something they do out of pure respect for the company and its fans?
Tell me how you feel below!