During the last Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World would feature a co-op mode for those who own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. In the 3DS game, players will be able to create a small UFO that can then be transferred to the Wii U version as a second playable character.
At Gamescom, Sega released a new trailer for Sonic Lost World that shows just how this second co-op character will work. It's revealed that our little UFO friend will be able to defeat enemies and provide platforms for the trickier sections of the game. In short, it's pretty much what you'd expect from a co-op mode in a platformer.
Sonic Lost World will also feature competitive multiplayer modes with a two player racing mode that has one player attempting to clear a stage before his or her opponent does. It looks like one player will be exclusively using the Gamepad screen while the other uses the TV to eliminate any distractions that normally arise during split-screen gaming.
At Gamescom, Sega also announced that all those who pre-order Sonic Lost World will be upgraded to the Deadly Six Bonus Edition of the game. This edition of the game comes with new boss enemies and a level inspired by NiGHTS into Dreams. Those who complete the level will be granted a special Color powerup that's normally only available through Miiverse trading.
Sonic Lost World launches October 22 for the Wii U and 3DS, and is the first of three exclusive Sonic games for the Wii U platform.