SEGA REVEALS MORE DETAILS ABOUT SONIC BOOM GAMES AT E3 2014
The continuing partnership between Sega and Nintendo reveals the launch of Sonic Boom on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS exclusively across Europe and Australia. A brand new entry in the Sonic franchise will make its debut at E3 2014 with playable demos at LA.
Responsible for the sales across Europe will be Nintendo of Europe, with SEGA remaining as the main publisher. Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric for Wii U, is being developed by Big Red Button Studios, while Sanzaru games will develop the 3DS title Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. In these new titles a brand new foe that forces the Sonic Team to use all their strength will rise – Lyric.
Both games will feature classic characters such as Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as they fight together against Lyric. The newest villain Lyric, is a large snake-like creature that belongs to a ancient race.
By using his technology, Lyric advances his evil schemes to create a robotic army to take over the world. Both games will take advantage of the Sonic characters by using unique gameplay mechanics, while Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric, will use the well known CRYENGINE, becoming the first Wii U game to use this engine by creating beautiful landscapes.
Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric
Different than past Sonic titles in the franchise, each character will be given unique skills and more choice when exploring the world. All kinds of situations will arise while fighting the evil Lyric from high speed runs, intense new combat, and fresh abilities such as the Enerbeam which allows players to transport across large gaps, throwing enemies, and exploring other areas of the game.
Sonic Boom: Crystal Shattered
In the 3DS title characters and events from game will share experiences from the Wii U title, but for the first time ever gamers will control Sticks. A brand new edition to the team, Sticks, will be an important character to the story when her best friend Amy is kidnapped by Lyric.
The 3DS game will feature more platforming and puzzles then the Wii U version, along with various collectibles that unlock features on the Wii U game.
Along with the new games being released a brand new television series will air on Cartoon Network in the United States and Canal J and Gulli in France, with other countries to follow as well. TOMY the toy master company will also be creating content based on the Sonic Boom franchise with all media interconnecting unlike previous titles in the series. Sonic as character as been cemented as an iconic mascot for gamers and with over 140 million titles sold on all platforms he will continue his success with Nintendo.
The new TV series is a joint project between SEGA of America, Inc. and OuiDO! productions with executive producers Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir, and Jane McGregor on behalf of SEGA. On the OuiDO side is Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog. Bill Freiberger is co-executive producer. Both Sonic Boom games are due for release in November 2014 in Europe.