Sonic Boom introduces Sticks to the cast

Thus far, Sonic Boom has been a very different re-imagining of the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series. In fact, creative director Bob Rafei previously observed that the series should take more cues from animated comedies like Adventure Time. That quirky comedy style has surfaced once again with the reveal of Sonic Boom's newest cast member, a slightly-unhinged jungle badger named Sticks.

"Sticks is a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise," Chief Content Officer Hiroyuki Miyazaki said on the Sega blog. "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."

Sticks is portrayed as best friend to Amy. Raised alone in the wilderness, she has a very different perspective of the world, as evidenced through her sometimes-insane and mostly nonsensical dialogue.

Sticks will be a main character in both this year's Sonic Boom on Wii U and 3DS, as well as the upcoming tie-in animated series. This is Sonic Boom's Sticks in the video below.