Japanese multinational video game developer, publisher and hardware development company Sega has revealed Sonic Boom – the transmedia Sonic ‘universe’ – which is scheduled to be released across Wii U and 3DS games, a range of toys and a CGI TV series. Even more importantly, the upcoming Sonic Boom is set to feature a redesigned catalog of characters which are inspired by their amazing abilities and unique personalities.
Sonic Boom – which is the third and last game in the Nintendo exclusivity deal – is currently in development at Big Red Button Entertainment, the US-based studio founded by Bob Rafei and Dan Arey back in February 2008. The new game will be featuring an updated, much taller cast of Sonic characters, will be focusing on gameplay that is collaborative, in addition to serving as a prequel to the TV series.
Sega stated during a press event on February 6, 2014 that the latest Sonic Boom title would present a completely different experience when compared to other Sonic games. The studio released a trailer for the game which features plenty of running, combat elements and exploration. Meanwhile, the CGI TV series will consist of 52 11-minute episodes and will be aired on Cartoon Network in the United States during 2014 and 2015.
It has also been revealed that both the Sonic Boom game and TV series will be accompanied with a new line of toys, which will include ‘plush, action figures, RC, role play, vehicles and novelty’.
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