UPDATE: So, SEGA posted on their blog (http://blogs NULL.sega NULL.com/2014/02/06/sega-launches-new-franchise-strategy-for-sonic-the-hedgehog-with-sonic-boom/) not five minutes after we posted this article.
Thanks to Twitter journalist DaDaRocks (https://twitter NULL.com/dadarocks), we’ve got an image of the new Sonic series Sonic Boom (http://www NULL.sonicthehedgehog NULL.com/boom/).
Now, you may be aware that SEGA already announced Sonic Boom as a CG cartoon awhile back, but take note of the description in the lower-left-hand side. From this, it seems Sonic Boom is going to be a game, as well. We also have a trailer and the release platforms, the Wii U and 3DS. This is presumably the third Sonic game from Nintendo’s agreement, at least according to SEGA.
We don’t know much else right now, but we’ll keep you posted. And since there are several Sonic aficionados on staff, you can expect to hear our thoughts about this soon. For now, what do you think? Be sure to let us know.
UPDATE: Now we have some screenshots and concept art to take a look at.
Sonic Boom will be a completely separate universe from previous games. The game is a prequel to the forthcoming cartoon. SEGA posted a trailer for the cartoon, too.
This is a game site, so let’s focus on the game first. Take a look at these screenshots.
Interesting. Does this signal a return to Sonic Heroes-style gameplay? The trailer shows that each hero has unique platforming abilities. Maybe this will be a more varied platformer than previous games? There’s no indication it will retain the gameplay style of Sonic Lost World.
Puzzles? Uh, oh. That’s what killed some levels in the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World for me. We’ll have to see.
It’s nice to see Sonic with a full range of emotions. No, really.
That was all from the game, so let’s take another look at the cartoon. Here’s what we know:
The Sonic Boom television series, co-produced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season. The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action. Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.
The animation looks nice, I’d say. That’s about all the judgment I can give it for now.
That’s all we know about the game for now. We’ll keep up with the game and report new information as it comes out.