Sega unveils Sonic Boom

Trailer Aaron Birch 7 Feb 2014 - 06:39

Sonic's back again, and this time he's got a new look, and a CG TV series...

A new wave of Sonic is coming, and it's on the way to a number of platforms, including a new TV CG cartoon. Sonic Boom is being developed by California studio, Big Red button Entertainment, and is the last game in Nintendo's exclusivity deal.

The game features a newly redesigned Sonic and Co., with Knuckles looking particularly different, as if he's been hitting the steroids hard by the looks of it. Sega claims that Sonic Boom will be a totally different experience to previous outings, and it'll make full use of both the Wii U and 3DS hardware, including 3D support.

Big Red Button is working on the Wii U version of the game, and Sanzaru Games, also based in California, is creating the 3DS incarnation.

The CG cartoon will follow (the games are a prequel to the series), and will be comprised of 52 11-minute episodes. It's being produced by Sega and French studio, OuiDO! Productions, and is planned to air on Cartoon Network during the 2014/15 season.

Have a look at the debut trailer below and see what you think. Can Sonic ever regain his status, or should the Sega mascot call it quits?

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I actually like the new designs, with the possible exception of Knuckles. I appreciate the fact that he now looks as strong as he actually is, but bulking him up that much is a bit of significant departure from his original design. I'm sure he will grow on me nonetheless, though.

I like the new designs they bring a breath of fresh air to the series and the TV show and game look good to.

That is the ugliest Sonic i have ever seen! Sorry but it is.

Tails looks good. I can even accept a bulked up Knuckles...

But Sonic looks creepy and uninspiring

Sonic always seems to run at the same speed as the rest

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