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New Details on Sonic Boom Reveal Villain, Release Window, Subtitles

by Aaron R. Brown - June 3, 2014, 8:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

Here comes the Boom, ready or not.

The pair of Sonic Boom games on Wii U and 3DS, named Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal respectively, are set to release November this year.

The aforementioned Lyric is the new villain that Sonic and friends face. He's a tech-savvy, snake-like creature from an ancient race, who also happens to have state-of-the-art robotic armor and plans on destroying the world. While both games will be fixated on stopping Lyric, they will be separate chapters in the Sonic Boom universe and have their own storylines.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will serve as an in-depth action/adventure game, with emphasis on each character's unique abilities, focusing on combat. One of the new abilities being introduced is the Enerbeam, an energy-charged cord that acts as a traversal tool and a weapon. Players can use the zip-line around the world, grab and toss enemies, and even rip away enemy shields. This game is also the first Wii U title to use Crytek's CryEngine 3.

While Rise of Lyric is bold with action and exploration, Shattered Crystal will be more platforming and puzzle-based on the 3DS. Players will get to control Sticks, the newest member of the Sonic crew, to help save her best pal Amy who is kidnapped by Lyric. Shattered Crystal will also feature collectibles that will unlock extra content on Wii U via Wi-Fi.

Along with these new installments will be an animated CG TV series that will air on Cartoon Network, which was announced earlier this year.

Both games will be playable at E3 next week as well.

Talkback

LucarioJune 03, 2014

This game is ethier going to be a huge sucess or a huge flop. No average gameplay here!

Triforce HermitJune 04, 2014

I'm holding my judgment as of now until I see some gameplay. All this game has to do is be like Sonic Adventure. That is Sega has to do. That is the best 3D sonic game ever made.

I will watch the Tv series. If it sticks with me, good. If not, oh well. I don't like Sonic like I did back in 2004.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, June 04, 2014

Quote from: Triforce

I'm holding my judgment as of now until I see some gameplay. All this game has to do is be like Sonic Adventure. That is Sega has to do. That is the best 3D sonic game ever made.

I will watch the Tv series. If it sticks with me, good. If not, oh well. I don't like Sonic like I did back in 2004.

I will respectfully very much disagree. That game was never good to begin with.

I think creating a bunch of new characters is definitely the right move, but what if Sonic were to transform into some sort of monster-like creature with unbearably simple and repetitive melee combat mechanics? And what they really need in there are long, drawn out sections where you're searching for treasure.

WiiUIVLifeJune 04, 2014

From what I've read from a press release by SEGA and Big Red Button Entertainment, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be powered by CRYENGINE.  It's not CryEngine 3 as we all assume.

Quote from: WiiUIVLife

From what I've read from a press release by SEGA and Big Red Button Entertainment, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be powered by CRYENGINE.  It's not CryEngine 3 as we all assume.

Sega producer Stephen Frost has called it a modified version of CryEngine 3 in past interviews.

LucarioJune 04, 2014

Quote from: Triforce

I'm holding my judgment as of now until I see some gameplay. All this game has to do is be like Sonic Adventure. That is Sega has to do. That is the best 3D sonic game ever made.

I will watch the Tv series. If it sticks with me, good. If not, oh well. I don't like Sonic like I did back in 2004.

Sonic X for the win! HIFIVE!

nickmitchJune 05, 2014
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