Sonic Lost World dashes onto PC

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Sonic's latest runabout has made the transition from WiiU to PC. Gaming's most famous small woodland animal has teamed up with cackling human beach ball Doctor Robotnik for a journey back to a time when character concepts didn't have to make any sense and that was okay. Lost World costs £19.99 / $24.99 and is out on Steam and the Humble Store now.

Lost World mixes 2D Sonic levels with 3D assault courses in a journey through seven themed worlds. Expect scorching colour palettes, speed bumpers and lots of upside-down bits on your quest to bump into the Deadly Six at tremendous speed, killing them. The PC edition includes the "NIGHTMARE ZONE DLC" which adds a level featuring environments and monsters "inspired by" the much loved Nights into Dreams.

After a quick look it seems to be a cursory port, but functional enough. You can alter the resolution and toggle grass, shadows and depth of field. The system specs are pretty low (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB) GPU recommended), so it should be easy for most PCs to hit the 60fps needed to best sell Sonic's speed.

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And there's a launch trailer, of course. Here it is.