Sonic Boom—New Character Designs and a New Game

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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UPDATE: So, SEGA posted on their blog not five minutes after we posted this article.

Thanks to Twitter journalist DaDaRocks, we’ve got an image of the new Sonic series Sonic Boom.

Sonic Boom | New Character Designs

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.

Sonic Boom | Heroes

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.

Sonic Boom | Sonic and Amy

Puzzles? Uh, oh. That’s what killed some levels in the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World for me. We’ll have to see.

Sonic Boom | Knuckles

Sonic Boom | Sonic Concept Art

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.

Sonic Boom (TV Series) | Eggman

Sonic Boom (TV Series) | Sonic

Sonic Boom (TV Series) | Tails

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.

About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

  • Jesse

    Can’t wait to see it. ^^

  • Raymond

    Looks great!

  • Wildcardcorsair

    There’s a lot of hate already but I’m optimistic. My only concern is how often the game slows down. It appears in a couple areas where you control Tails or Knuckles that the game really slows down but personally I’ll have to see if they’re separate levels entirely or the result of switching characters.

  • Oscar Tong

    Whoa. Knuckles is lookin’, uh, buff. XD The character designs are different, but I like them.

  • James Best

    Mneh, you know what I’m gonna give the game the benefit of a doubt. I still haven’t picked up Lost World yet. That’ll be something to do while we wait for this to release.

  • Vinicius

    Liked Tails Redsign, knucles looks like he skipped leg day, hated sonic’s ascot but liked the small changes, liked Amy’s new design.

  • RagunaXL

    wow! I hate to say it but the character designs and screen shots look really cool! this is the second part to the three game deal sega has with Nintendo… let’s face it the first one is awful.

  • Thanatos2k

    There are exactly 4 relevant characters in the Sonic universe: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Robotnik (fuck Eggman).

    Notice Sonic games went downhill once they introduced more characters than this. Riiiiiight around the time they went 3D.

    • Sourcex

      Sonic CD introduced Amy and Metal Sonic, and most people would consider it to be one of the best (if not the best) Sonic games of all time.

    • Thanatos2k

      Metal Sonic was there before, but not exactly a character.

  • WishingTikal

    All the characters look great but Knuckles is horrible. I never imagined him like…. that. That’s just….. wrong.

  • Coarse

    The Spice must flow!