Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sonic Boom - Wii U Trailer

Tails, Knuckles, Sonic, and Amy running through a jungle in the Wii U version of the video game Sonic Boom

Sega has revealed Sonic Boom, a new video game which is coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS. The third and final Nintendo console exclusive is meant to serve as a prequel to the TV series of the same name, which sees some altered designs for the iconic characters of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. The Wii U version is being developed by Big Red Button Entertainment, which is made up of industry veterans, including former employees of Naughty Dog, the creators of Sony's Jak & Daxter games as well as the Uncharted series.

Another interesting fact is that Sonic Boom is running on CryEngine3, the well-known game engine developed by Crytek. In addition, all four characters will have their own unique abilities based on their personalities, and they will all be playable in local co-op, though there will not be any online co-op.

As for the 3DS version, details are scarce, but we know that it is being developed by Sanzaru, who delivered the PS3/Vita game Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. 

Here's a brief excerpt from the official blog post:

Sonic Boom’s visual identity includes character designs inspired by the abilities and unique personalities of each of the characters, while still maintaining the core identity and values of the Sonic brand.  The rich worlds of the TV series and videogame will share a common narrative and a number of location and stylistic similarities reflecting full collaboration between videogame, TV series partners and SEGA from the outset.

Sega has released a trailer for the hedgehog's latest adventure, which features a decent amount of gameplay footage. So far, it seems to have garnered a pretty favorable reaction from viewers. Video after the break.

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