First up is Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, a 3DS game crafted by Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time developer Sanzaru Games, which is slated to appear on November 11. Then, a week later, Big Red Button Entertainment will debut the Wii U-exclusive Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Collectively dubbed the "Sonic Boom initiative," these two games will tell complementary tales that are linked in the surprisingly extensive Sonic the Hedgehog canon.
While you won't need to play both games to receive a full story, those who fall hopelessly in love with this most recent incarnation of 1992's favorite spiny rodent can also look forward to comic books and an animated series to quell their thirst for hedgehog hijinks.
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.
- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.53 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Dimensions 0.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 in
- Weight 8 oz
- Released 2011-03-27
Nintendo Wii U