Nytworks Presents Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon benefitting Sick Kids Foundation

With SEGA's latest upcoming release in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise on the Wii U, Nyteworks is happy to present a special Sonic Lost World "First Play" livestreamed marathon to raise money for charity.

For this event, David Oxford (writer for Nintendo Force magazine, the Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide, and "Super Mario Bros. in Neo Bowser City") and Ian Flynn (writer for Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man titles) will team up to play through SEGA's Sonic Lost World for the first time ever (barring Ian's short time with the demo at San Diego Comic-Con, anyway) through to the end before the game is officially released in North America.

As we play through the game, we'll not only discuss our thoughts on it, but other topics such as the past, present, and future of Sonic as well. We'll even take questions (those that we can, anyway) from the livestream chat, allowing you to pick the brain of the man who handles the Blue Blur on a monthly basis.

Over the course of 24 hours, our plan is to play the game from start to finish, checking out its different features and modes as well. Upon the completion of the game, we'll round out the time playing other games, such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. We might even take requests from the viewers. We'll just have to see!

Sick Kids Foundation

The Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon will benefit the Sick Kids Foundation. Sick Kids Foundation is a non-profit children's charity that raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. We're happy to support this charity because it sucks being a sick kid, and they try to make it so that it sucks less, and they're good at it.

We're looking at raising around $1,000 - $1,500 (and if we can surpass that amount, so much the better).


  • Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set with Sonic Lost World
    Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set with Sonic Lost World

    Wii U provided by Nintendo of Canada

    One (1) Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set along with one (1) Sonic Lost World game for Wii U.

    NOTE: drawing for this prize available to Canadian and U.S. residents only

  • Sonic the Hedgehog #225
    Customized Sonic Lost World "Thank You" Illustration

    provided by Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante

    One (1) customized illustration thanking you for your support of the Sonic Lost World First Run Charity Marathon by fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man artist Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante.

    (Actual artwork will be revealed during marathon. Cover from Sonic the Hedgehog #225 shown.)

  • Nintendo Force magazine
    Nintendo Force subscription

    provided by Nintendo Force

    One (1) of four 1-year print and digital subscriptions to Nintendo Force magazine (six issues)
    Print subscriptions are unavailable in Singapore.

  • The History of Sonic the Hedgehog (Hardcover)
    The History of Sonic the Hedgehog

    provided by UDON Entertainment

    One (1) of four hardcover edition of The History of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Archie Comics
Sonic comic collections and magazines

provided by Archie Comics

One (1) of twelve different Sonic comic collections or magazines.

and possibly other surprises


The Sonic Lost World First Run Charity Marathon wouldn't be possible without the help of the following sponsors.

Premier Sponsors

UDON Entertainment Nintendo Force Archie Comics A&C Games

Bronze Sponsors