Great news for Sonic fans as SEGA have announced Sonic Boom, a fresh take on the Sonic universe that will include a new game, toys and CG animated television series. Personally I washed my hands with Sonic a while back, the games got worse and worse over the years, with the exception of the HD one they did. My son on the other hand will be happy to hear there is a new game and cartoon on the way!
Sonic and his pals have been tweaked and redesigned for the new series, and the game will be heading exclusively to Wii U and 3DS, which will hopefully give Nintendo the little boost they need right now. The game will serves as a prequel to the accompanying TV series and will features all the usual stars; Sony, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose.
The Cartoon will be heading to Cartoon Network for the 2014/15 season, run for 52 episodes or around 11 minutes each. Expect the toys and merchandise to be your usual wide range of semi-collectables.
Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA chief content officer for Sonic, said “SEGA is constantly looking to feed the appetite of Sonic fans, new and existing alike. The various pieces of the Sonic Boom project, such as its unique look, mix of comedy, and action and its focus on the whole ensemble with Sonic as the star, offer another exciting part of that universe for people to explore and enjoy. It will be at once familiar but also new.”
With rumours floating around about a new Sonic game for PS4 / Xbox one for 2015, we can only assume that may also have something to do with this series, however SEGA have been quick to deny such things.
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