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News: Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Game would likely have still been a bit pants

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are unlikely to be talked of fondly in years to come, which is a pity for the slightly more competent 3DS title. Rise of Lyric on Wii U, however, was particularly poorly received, from the character designs down to the gameplay, but most...

News: Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a rebirth for Sega's iconic mascot - a cross-media blitz that would earn the company millions and create a whole new legion of loyal fans. Sadly, it didn't quite turn out that way - while the TV series was - and still is - decent enough, the Wii U and 3DS games...

News: Fans Demonstrate Changes From Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's Patch, and Explain Why It's So Darn Big

Fans Demonstrate Changes From Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's Patch, and Explain Why It's So Darn Big

Because lighting matters

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric certainly received its fair share of criticism when it launched in late 2014, due to a mix of poor design, bugs and a general sense that it simply wasn't finished. A sizeable 1GB update was then deployed in Europe recently, with fans figuring out its changes; the key tweaks were to remove the...

Weirdness: Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Update: Yep, writer's joke and fan's video, we get it now

Update: We saw some tweets around a video that we thought was a clip from the Sonic Boom cartoon, but is actually a funny fan creation. To clarify (thanks to all that pointed this out), show writer Alan Denton tweeted a joke about Sonic Boom making this famous glitch canon, and a funny fan...

News: Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Europe, and Fans Figure Out What it Did

Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Europe, and Fans Figure Out What it Did

An update not much smaller than Super Mario 3D World's file size

A few days ago Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric received a whopping big update in Europe, and it's still not available - as far as we can see - in North America; it's likely still going through approval and scheduling in the region. This was a game that was widely panned upon release - and...

Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Not as Sonic doomed

Unlike its Wii U counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS is an experience that is much more reminiscent of a traditional Sonic game. It takes place with a 2D perspective and your goal is to get to the finish in typical Sonic style — unlike traditional Sonic games however, it's not quite as simple as that. Sonic Boom:...

Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Doomed

Sega's once-venerable Sonic the Hedgehog series has become a bit of a punchline in the gaming industry in recent years. With entries ranging from decent to mediocre to horrible, each new release is met with trepidation and well-earned cynicism. Sonic just hasn't been fully on top since his 16-bit heyday, and while his original 3D...

News: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Beleaguered reboot fails to find commercial success

We don't need to explain the bad stink which has surrounded the launches of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. The much-hyped cross-platform reboot of Sega's famous franchise doesn't seem to have gone as planned, and it would appear that this negative feeling has impacted...

News: Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Speed demon

There's still no sign of our review copies of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but we can at least take some solace in the fact that there's a free 3DS theme available for download right now. We've confirmed that the theme is on offer in North America and Canada, but it's not currently available on either the...

News: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Special Sonic Boom 3DS theme coming too

Nintendo has announced that a special demo of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available now on the 3DS eShop. The news came during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and it was also revealed that a special Sonic Boom 3DS theme will also be made available. Launching alongside the Wii U version — entitled...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

News: Watch the Sonic Boom Gang Try to Rescue a Cat

Watch the Sonic Boom Gang Try to Rescue a Cat

"We're better at this in our world"

We haven't got long to wait for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and it's 3DS counterpart Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. They are both out on the 11th November in North America followed by Europe on 21st November. To keep us entertained while we wait the crazy cats at SEGA have put together a TV commercial...

News: Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Now launching alongside the 3DS edition

Sega has confirmed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will launch in North America a week earlier than originally planned. The Wii U title — being developed by Big Red Button — was given a November 18th release date not so long ago, but this has now been pushed forward to the 11th — the same day that Sega...

News: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Set to Add "Two Fan Favourite Characters"

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Set to Add "Two Fan Favourite Characters"

Developer addresses the 'steroid Knuckles' comments

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric arrives on the Wii U as an exclusive this November, and it's a game that's had a remarkable and brief history to date. Its announcement earlier this year caused an internet meltdown, with plenty objecting to the character designs, in particular. It's part of a new Sonic...

News: Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Official box art also released

Though we've known for a good while that the Sonic Boom games would come during Q4 to join an animated show, toy range and comic book series, official release dates have been held back. Sega's now lifted the lid. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric — developed by Big Red Button — will arrive on the Wii U on 18th November,...

News: Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic and co appearing at Archie Comics Booth

The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con line-up, for this weekend, continues to hot up. Sega has revealed its hand, and confirmed that there'll be playable demos of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. The games — and spin-off as a whole — will be at the Archie...

News: Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

And toys, don't forget the toys

Sega is determined to make 2014 the year of Sonic, launching its Sonic Boom spin-off universe with two games — Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Shattered Crystal on 3DS — accompanying a CGI animated series and a range of toys. Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics has confirmed that there'll also be a comic book...