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, with the official packshot (below) also released.

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Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal — from Sanzaru Games — arrives on 3DS one week earlier, on 11th November, with its packshot also below.

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This is likely to be right in the middle of Holiday silly-season for an excess of game releases, though Sega will no doubt be hoping that the brand — and TV show — can drive interest and sales; Nintendo will naturally hold the same hopes. These are the North American release dates, with European details to follow.

Are you excited about these titles and planning to pick them up in November? You can also see what we think of these games so far in our first impressions from E3.