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Sonic Boom on Wii U reaching finish line a week early

By Steve Watts, Sep 18, 2014 8:50am PDT

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U will now release the same day as the 3DS Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Sega has announced.

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Sonic Boom games coming in November

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2014 12:50pm PDT

Sega has given dates for both the 3DS and Wii U Sonic Boom games, spaced a week apart.

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"Sonic's not supposed to twirl on ice like Brian Boytano. He's not supposed to use push pop ..."

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New villain slithers into newly-titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Dr. Eggman will take a backseat in Sonic's newest game, as a new villain arises in the newly-titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

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"It is looking very much Sonic Boom will join Sonic Lost World in the pile of games that I will ..."

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Sonic Boom introduces Sticks to the cast

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 5:00pm PDT

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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"Also, I really hate the voices they make in this Sonic games, always sound really horrible and ..."

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Sonic Boom uses CryEngine to achieve 'lush, tropical, beachy' look

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 21, 2014 9:30am PDT

Sonic Boom is yet another reboot of Sega's classic mascot. Developed by Big Red Button, the upcoming Nintendo exclusive features redesigned...

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Sonic Boom's first character redesigns were 'more alien and different'

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2014 8:15am PDT

Sonic Boom is making some bold revisions to Sonic and the gang, but earlier versions of the redesigns were even more radical and tempered by Sega's Sonic Team.

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"Whenever I fire up Sonic 1, 2, 3 or Sonic CD I get immediately that great Sonic feeling. The ..."

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How Sonic Boom is influenced by Adventure Time

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2014 8:30am PDT

Sonic Boom creative director Bob Rafei says that part of making Sonic into a western property is understanding that kids' pop culture requires a mixture of story and humor, and references shows like Adventure Time as examples.

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"Hmm, for a second there I let myself get excited from reading the headline, but nah. As much as ..."

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How Sonic Boom is catered to the western market

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2014 10:15am PST

Sonic veteran Takashi Iizuka says that Sonic Boom is very consciously being catered to western gamers, to the point that Sega has no plans to bring the games or cartoon to Japan.

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"Home console gaming in Japan is pretty much stagnant and dead. Thats why.. pretty much everyone ..."

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Sonic Boom announced for Wii U and 3DS, not developed by Sonic Team

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 06, 2014 12:20pm PST

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.

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"Though in this trailer the voices somehow sound better. I'm positively surprised. Bring it on."

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