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Video Spotlight: There Was a Time When Sonic Boom Looked Quite Pretty

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a game we probably want to forget about at this point, but this demo reel from animator Tuan Nguyen shows the game’s environment looking considerably more fleshed-out. This footage comes from an earlier build of the game that featured more dense foliage. Check it out below:

If I was to hazard a guess as to why these details were paired back for the console release then I’d say it was because the Wii-U simply can’t handle it. It’s also worth noting that Rise of Lyric is the first Wii-U game powered by CryEngine 3 so Big Red Button were probably breaking a lot of new ground and learning as they went.

[Source: Sonic Retro]

More Sonic Boom Details Revealed in Interview With Big Red Button CEO

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Siliconera have an extensive interview about Sonic Boom with Bob Rafei, the creative director and CEO of Big Red Button.

Key points to take away from the interview include:

– Sonic Boom will be more combat heavy than past Sonic games
– The game will have a larger focus on exploration similar to Sonic Adventure
– The game will also include cooperative gameplay and has been designed to maximise on this
– The game focusses on the strengths of each team member in a similar way to Sonic Heroes eg. Sonic is a speed character, Knuckles is a power character etc.
– Amy has been changed to a strong female character and no longer fawns over Sonic all the time
– Knuckles gets a chance to be the funny guy
– Sonic Boom will have a new main villain and Dr. Eggman will “pass the torch” so to speak
– Exploration will lead to the discovery of rare items and collectibles

Read the full interview at Siliconera by clicking here.

Everything You Need to Know About Sonic Boom

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Lots of Sonic news coming out of New York today! At a press event called “2014: Year of Sonic”, SEGA properly revealed a new animated series called Sonic Boom featuring new character designs for Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Tails the Fox, Amy Rose and Dr Eggman. You can see the new character designs below:

Along with the character reveal, a trailer for the series was also uploaded. Take a look at Sonic in battle with Dr Eggman’s Burnbot and with Tails providing some bizarre lazer-whip thingy that I don’t quite understand at this time:

To tie in with the series, SEGA are publishing a tie-in video game as well. The real shock comes in the choice of developers. Sonic Team will NOT be handling the Sonic Boom game. The Wii-U version will be developed by Big Red Button Entertainment (a new studio) and Sanzaru Games on 3DS (famous for various Sly Raccoon games). Check out the announcement trailer for the game below:

Screenshots for the Sonic Boom game can also be found in this gallery over at The Sonic Stadium.

Also confirmed is that the Sonic Boom continuity does not mess with the “official” Sonic the Hedgehog canon. The Sonic you know and love from games like Sonic Lost World, Generations and Colours belongs to the official canon with the Sonic from Sonic Boom existing in an alternate universe. Basically Sonic Boom does not replace the Sonic you currently know.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium and The Sonic Show]

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