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Review: Sonic Boom Fire & Ice

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice’s existence is a strange one. A sequel to 2014’s Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, the 3DS game was delayed an entire year to be a game that, “fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game” and an overall, “stronger, more enjoyable experience”. It was a bold move by SEGA who have come under criticism for the way they have taken the Sonic franchise in new directions with the previously released and poorly received Sonic Boom games.

Click here to real our full review of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.

SEGA Europe Offloading Spare Sonic Hats with Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Pre-Orders

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is almost upon us and SEGA Europe are offering a pre-order incentive to those who want one of those Sonic hats that they give away at every games event they appear at.

If you pre-order Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice from the Nintendo store you can get a free Sonic hat with your game, and all for £34.99. The hats are also available separately for £9.99. Not exactly as lavish as that Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition, eh?

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice launches in the UK on the 30th of September 2016.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: New Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Footage Shows Off Sonic’s Abilities

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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A new video on the Japanese Sonic Movie Channel shows off Sonic’s fire and ice abilities in the appropriately title Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for 3DS. You can check it out below:

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice launches on September 30th 2016. The game is being developed by Sanzaru Games.

[Source: Sonic Movie Channel]

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Release Delayed Until 2016

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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In what has to be a first for the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be delayed until 2016 so the game can be improved and fine-polished. There is currently no exact release date in 2016 other than, “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.

The Sonic franchise is not well known for delays and generally when a release date is set for a game then it gets delivered in whatever state it’s in at the time. This has resulted in some pretty lackluster efforts like Sonic the Hedgehog ’06 and even last year’s Sonic Boom games Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was due to release on 3DS in quarter four this year and this delay marks one of the few occasions I feel a delay can really benefit a game. The Sonic franchise deserves more great entries and rush-releasing games has never been good practice for the blue blur. Fingers crossed Fire & Ice turns into a worthy entry in the franchise whenever it is that we next see it.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Revealed

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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SEGA have revealed a new Sonic Boom game to be released later this year exclusively on 3DS. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and developed once again by Sanzaru Games. You can view the announcement trailer below:

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were the worst selling Sonic games in the history of the franchise. I can only assume the reason for this follow-up is because SEGA has invested a lot in the cartoon and all the merchandising off-shoots that have followed. In all honesty I’m glad we’re getting a sequel to Shattered Crystal as it was the most playable of the two original Sonic Boom games. I would’ve preferred Streets of Rage 4 though.

[Source: IGN]

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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