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Sonic Boom announced for Wii U and 3DS; TV program and Toys also in the works


Sega has announced a new Sonic franchise which will span games, a TV show and a line of toys.

Named Sonic Boom, the game will be released for Wii U and 3DS (not Xbox One and PS4 as previously thought it seems) and will also spawn a computer-animated TV series that will air on Cartoon Network in 52 11-minute slots. Apparently it will be a "totally different experience to previous Sonic games." Which when looking at the new trailer below seems fair to say.

The Wii U version of the game is in production at Big Red Button Entertainment, while Sanzaru Games are working on the 3DS version.

TOMY will release a line of toys based on the series.

As you can see above, Sonic Team is not working on the game and from what we've heard Sonic Boom won't even release in Japan. In this regard Sonic Team is currently at work on other unannounced titles, so it could be that we will see the blue hedgehog on other consoles at some point in the future.


Edited On 07 Feb, 2014

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Not overly keen on the art style, but it looks promising.
Gloria 10 months ago
Meh don't like the look of Knuckles or that art style either, and i have my doubts about this game after the previous Sonic game. It seems Sonic has been on a complete downward slope ever since SEGA left the console industry the last really good Sonic games were Adventure 1 and 2 on the Dreamcast, ever since then all the other games have been mediocre except for Sonic: Generations and Colors. If it's good i might buy it.
Light Heaven 10 months ago
Lost World was OK, could have been better but it was nowhere near as bad as 2006 or some of the others.
Gloria 10 months ago
I said on the chat yesterday last night that I thought Knuckles looks stupid. I dont mind the look of the other characters though.
Bindiana 10 months ago
Love sonic
JoeToots 10 months ago
Knuckles looks really daft here indeed. But the art style is decent. Sonic games are fun depending on witch we are talking about, sonic:generations was really good but i also still prefer the dreamcast sonic games they are still my favourites.
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
i still want sonic adventure 3
JoeToots 10 months ago
Toots will all want sonic adventure 3
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
The thing with sonic adventure 3 is even if they made it, it'll never live up to the standard of the other 2 because they're classics.
JoeToots 10 months ago
Odd question but has Knuckles Chaotix ever been put on xbox live, PSN or Nintendo?
Bindiana 10 months ago
That may be true toots but that does not mean the game wouldn't sell. It still would it be very fun & nice return to the franchise.
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
Don't think so Adam.
JoeToots 10 months ago
I agree Akemi.
JoeToots 10 months ago
yeah didnt think it had having a think about it apart from Sonic CD I dont think any Mega Cd or 32x games have been given digital releases.
Bindiana 10 months ago
Blindiana it has not on been uploaded to eva psn or xbox live cant say for the wii-u coz I don't own an wii-u yet sadly.
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
nO WII-U?!?!?!?!?!? BOOOOO!
JoeToots 10 months ago
Guess that's aimed at me, toots you can talk you only just got an wiii-u. I will be getting one later in the year when I have the spare money. Trust me i really want an wii-u coz i want to play the hd remake the legend of zelda on it for one among many other games
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
Lighten up Akemi you miserable git! clearly you can't hack the banter.
JoeToots 10 months ago
Me miserable git? I hardly think so i'm in an very good mood thank you this morning.
Akemi no Zero 10 months ago
I'll let you off then.
JoeToots 10 months ago
Some Sonic humour ;) https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1654290_655559927833524_401050939_n.jpg
Gloria 10 months ago
It has potential since it has some good names behind it and been in development for 2 years. Anyhoo I'm guessing it will be a Sonic Heroes type game
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
I'm hoping for co-op rather than switching between AI character.
Gloria 10 months ago
I think I'm one of the few who actually loved Sonic Heroes so I wouldn't mind another Sonic game of the same type
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
I quite enjoyed it myself too,
Gloria 10 months ago
i enjoyed sonic heroes as a wee nipper.
JoeToots 10 months ago
How old are you Tootell, it was only about 10 years ago.
Gloria 10 months ago
Toots is around the same age as me,no?
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
I don't even know how old you are.
Gloria 10 months ago
lol was gonna say nobody knows how old you are nox
Bindiana 10 months ago
i'm aproaching 20
JoeToots 10 months ago
Bloody kiddiwinks ;)
Gloria 10 months ago
Haha, I thought you all did. I'm 21
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
so 2 youngsters then ah to be that young again haha
Bindiana 10 months ago
Knuckles just looks horrible, the other ones are ok. Hopefully it will be good I miss a decent sonic game.
Zombieflamingo 10 months ago
The last few Sonic games have been good
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
Last 5 if you include the kart racers.
Gloria 10 months ago
us young uns nox
JoeToots 10 months ago
why do i suddenly feel old at 30
jay.hamilton 10 months ago
toots i got my first console the year you were born, my snes
jay.hamilton 10 months ago
The only difference between me and Nox is I had to mature fast offline as I knocked my ex up.
JoeToots 10 months ago
How many kids you got now Tootell, 3, 4, 6, 8?
Gloria 10 months ago
Yo Ain't nahh tyme fo' dat thang, peeps gots ta game Ya' know what I'm sayin'?
Loli-Nox-Tan 10 months ago
Just the one Gloria...
JoeToots 10 months ago
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