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SEGA has released brand new information concerning Sonic’s next endeavour which is exclusive to Nintendo consoles. The Wii U and 3DS versions for Sonic Boom will offer two different gaming experiences, with each offering a unique and immersive storyline set in the same universe.
Developed by Big Red Button, the Wii U version will be titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, featuring cutting-edge 3D game technology from Crytek’s engine. Gameplay on the home console version will focus on over-the-top speed runs, though intense combat and new abilities – such as the Enerbeam, which gives players an energy-charged cord to navigate the world in interesting ways – will act as the heart and soul of the game.
On the other hand, the 3DS version – developed by Sanzaru Games – will be titled Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and is a standalone adventure game that shares key characters, events and lore from the Sonic Boom universe. Fans will be able play as Sticks, who will act as an integral role in the events for the 3DS game.
Both games will feature Sonic and friends teaming up against the new and extremely powerful villain Lyric – a gigantic snake-like creature from an ancient race. With a robotic body of armour, Lyric won’t be defeated easily, so you’ll have to work as a team with Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks and capitalise on each character’s abilities. SEGA America’s Sonic chief content officer Hiroyuki Miyazaki said the following in support:
“This is a new Sonic, with gameplay built on action-adventure and collaborative play. They are unlike any previous games featuring the iconic blue blur. We are looking forward to our first hands-on showcase at E3 for fans old and new alike to experience the exploration, combat and new moves for the entire team.”
You can also check out some artwork here.