Sega has revealed an all-new Sonic game called Sonic Boom for Wii U and 3DS, which will feature a whole new look for the blue hedgehog and precede an all-new CG animated series.
Sega is going back to the drawing board (again) for Sonic the Hedgehog, giving their mascot a whole new look for 2014. The publisher has announced an all-new Sonic game set to come later this year called Sonic Boom. The games will hit Wii U and 3DS and coincide with a new CG animated series of the same name.
Sonic Boom for Wii U and 3DS is being billed as the prequel to the upcoming television series and will not be developed by Sonic Team. Instead, the Wii U version is helmed by Big Red Button, while the 3DS version is being worked on by Sanzaru Games (Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time). The Sega blog explains that the games will feature Sonic's signature speed, but will also introduce new exploration elements and open arena combat, along with a new tethering mechanic called the Enerbeam.
Players will be able to control Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy, each featuring different abilities. The characters also look drastically different, further indicating Sega's new direction for the series.
Sonic Boom will arrive later in 2014.
The team gets a brand new look. Click for high-res
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Damn, Knuckles is JACKED!
The legs look so freakishly long.
Really hoping that SammySega will strike gold with this game. It's been a long time...
I watched the tv series trailer and it kinda harkens back to the first Sonic cartoons that were cheesy and funny. Rewat...