As part of a whole new Sonic the Hedgehog brand (which includes a new CG animated series), we're sure that fans are excited to see if Sega can find a way to break out of the dreaded "Sonic cycle".
Either way, we'll find out soon enough. Read on and check out the official packshots.
Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the most recognizable figures in video game history will be speeding his way back to fans – both old and new – this November!
Today SEGA announces that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U developed by LA-based Big Red Button will be released on November 18th and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Sanzaru Games of San Francisco will be released on November 11th.
The games are part of the brand-new Sonic Boom initiative, an all-new Sonic experience that will usher in new gameplay based on action-adventure combat, new characters and environments as well as new storylines that will carry through the franchise’s first CG-animated series.
In anticipation of the game’s release, SEGA is also pleased to reveal the new front pack shots of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal featuring the electrifying team – Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and newcomer Sticks – who will band together to defeat both familiar and new powerful enemies.
In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before; racing across ancient ruins, through the depths of the ocean and even back in time to save the world from Lyric's evil plan! With a strong emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles and Amy, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character's unique talents and abilities.