Sonic’s latest adventure, called Sonic Boom, has finally been given a release date. The 3DS version is called Shattered Crystal and is coming out on November 11th, while the Wii U version is called Rise of Lyric and is coming out on November 18th.
The Sonic Boom games marks a huge departure from the Sonic formula, as neither game is being developed by Sonic Team. Shattered Crystal is being developed by Sanzaru Games, while the Rise of Lyric is being developed by Big Red Button.
It’s interesting that these titles will be exclusive to Nintendo platforms, but I’m still really worried about how their overall quality will turn out. The Sonic series has been more misses than hits, and the fact that these games will supposedly line up with a kids TV show doesn’t exactly spark confidence.
Big Red Button Entertainment and Sanzaru Games’ Sonic Boom is shaping up to be a pretty big departure from the tried-and-true Sonic universe, at least visually. Now they are showing off a brand new character in the game that goes by the name of Sticks.
Sticks is a jungle badger that has been living alone in the wilderness for a long time, and has a very different personality compared to other members of the cast. Chief Content Officer Hiroyuki Miyazaki says that “”Sticks is a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She brings a quirky personality and perspective to the team dynamic, and we look forward to sharing this energetic and funny new character with the world.”
They released a video showing off Sticks and her voice actor, and you can watch it below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIvZ0lcYDM’%5D
Sonic Boom is being released exclusively on Nintendo consoles later this year.
Although it remains to be seen how the quality of the overall game will be, this Sticks character looks like she could be extremely annoying. Her voice is quite irritating, and in a series that has become known for bad-voice acting Sticks could be taking it all to a new low. I guess we’ll find out sometime later this year.
Sonic is back again this year with a Nintendo exclusive game called Sonic Boom. The game looks to be a pretty big shift in style, as Sonic now has longer legs and wears a scarf and Knuckles now looks like a freakin’ monster. They also said that there will be a TV show following the events of this game and a bunch of toys. Oh… ok. Continue reading