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Sonic the Hedgehog shows off his speed in a new commercial for Sonic's Lost World where he is actually setting the city ablaze with streaks of fire from his running sneakers.
"The new Sonic Lost World USA Commercial showing off Sonic's 'Smoking' New Moves!" the trailer description reads as the footage shows Sonic stomping out a fire he created while standing on the side of a building.
The U.S. only trailer here.
Sonic Lost World will be released soon in North America on Oct. 29 for the Wii U and 3DS. It has already debuted in Europe and Australia to mixed reviews.
Early reviews for the games have said the 3DS version of the game is superior to the Wii U version, continuing the tradition of the Sega Sonic Team perhaps trying to do too much with everyone's beloved hedgehog.
The 3DS version is praised for its good graphics, solid level design, and gameplay.
The Wii U version suffers from bad camera angles and poor instruction in utilizing an arsenal of new moves Sonic knows, as well as poor level design that slows him down instead of speeds him up. However, the graphics are said to be among the best of the Wii U thus far.
The game is in both 3D and 2D, and as in the most recent additions, many enjoyed the 2DS Sonic more because of the nostalgic feel. However, reviews for Kotaku felt the game was its best when moving away from the frustrating play of the 2D.
It appears much of the progress made in the last two installments of the franchise -- Colors and Generations -- has been scrapped.
The game was reportedly modeled after the Mario Galaxy series and will be one of the major games contending to catapult the Wii U.
Sonic Lost World has stages that are reminiscent of earlier games in the franchise, but will add the 3D action-platform element to it for both the Wii U and handheld version for the 3DS.
The level designs are all on a cylinder in a forward-scrolling and sometimes side-scrolling 3D world. The game seemed to have much promise from the trailers and previews.