Games will be exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS consoles.

Sega and Nintendo sign three-game Sonic deal

Sega has entered into an exclusive partnership with Nintendo for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. 

The new agreement will make Nintendo consoles the "number one destination" for Sonic gaming over the next three games.

A Sega statement read: "Sega has chosen to exclusively partner with Nintendo to distribute or publish the next three Sonic the Hedgehog titles throughout Europe and Australia. 

"The deal will cover the recently announced Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games plus one other to-be-revealed title."

“Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo,” said John Cheng, President & COO of Sega of America. 

“As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand.”

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a video game character in June 1991 and became a gaming icon.

Over 75 million Sonic video games and smartphone apps have been sold worldwide. The blue hedgehog has also enjoyed success in licensing including categories such as toys, apparel, stationery, comics and animation.

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