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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Sonic Boom Release Window, Version Titles & New Details Announced

Source: Eurogamer US
We hope you've gotten over those controversial character re-designs by now, as we'll be seeing a lot more of them soon!
SEGA have this week announced several new details on their upcoming pair of TV tie-in games featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and his faithful band of re-designed pals. Collectively titled Sonic Boom (which is also the name of the upcoming TV show that is set to establish a whole new narrative continuity for the publisher's mascot), the products will launch exclusively for Nintendo consoles later this year and will be showcased for the first time at E3 2014 from June 9th-12th.

Before this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off, however, there are a few new snippets which we can reveal regarding both the WiiU and 3DS versions of Boom. The former will be titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and will focus on co-operative puzzle-platformer gameplay, whereas the latter will go by the name Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and will instead harken back to Sonic's roots, reprising the classic 2D side-scrolling game-play and combining it with multiple paths for players to explore in order to discover new secrets and foes to battle.

As the first promotional image (above) suggests, younger gamers (who these two games are primarily aimed at, before series veterans start to take offence) will take control of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy in their campaign to end the schemes of the evil snake-esque villain Lyric, a new antagonist created specially for Boom whom we suspect will appear in episodes of the programme itself when it premières not too long after these titles launch. More details and in-game footage are expected to land at Nintendo's E3 Digital Event next week, so stay tuned to On-Screen for all of the news as it comes.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will dash onto Nintendo WiiU and Nintendo 3DS consoles respectively this November.

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