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Sonic Boom introduces Sticks to the cast

Sonic Boom is aiming to give Sonic the Hedgehog more of an Adventure Time-style aesthetic and that becomes more evident with the reveal of the newest cast member: Sticks, the jungle badger.

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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.

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    May 29, 2014 5:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Sonic Boom introduces Sticks to the cast.

    Sonic Boom is aiming to give Sonic the Hedgehog more of an Adventure Time-style aesthetic and that becomes more evident with the reveal of the newest cast member: Sticks, the jungle badger.

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      May 29, 2014 5:16 PM

      if there's anything sonic has it's not enough characters

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      May 29, 2014 5:24 PM

      oh sega. it's over. just accept it and move on.

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      May 29, 2014 5:28 PM

      Good old Stage 2 of the Sonic Cycle

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      May 29, 2014 5:32 PM

      That's a name I've not heard since.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuU60r7VT30

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      May 29, 2014 5:54 PM

      Sonic: Everything I loved in the 90s and hate on Deviant Art today.

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      May 29, 2014 11:22 PM

      It's like Sega still just doesn't get it at all.

      One of the main reasons why Sonic has sucked for over 10 years is because they introduced too many new lame characters.

      Keep it simple and just have Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Doctor Robotnik there. There is no need for the other cast to appear anywhere in the games.

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        May 29, 2014 11:27 PM

        Also, I really hate the voices they make in this Sonic games, always sound really horrible and overly done kiddy. It just doesn't need to be that cringeworthy.

        Voices were also one reason that made Sonic games go horribly in a wrong way, all the voiced Sonic games that I've tried I have had to play muted, of course that means not to hear the musics, but the musics have not been great since Sonic 3 and Sonic CD since they started going more symphonic orchestra type music than the great stuff from games like Sonic 2 and Sonic 3.

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      May 30, 2014 10:00 AM

      Tikal 2.0?