Not so long ago Sega of America was rather silly - it arranged a panel at SXSW that was streamed online and promised a 'special reveal'. To say that fans were unimpressed at the end would be an understatement.

In addition to announcing a Sonic 25th Anniversary Event in San Diego on 22nd July, it was also confirmed that Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice would arrive on 3DS in North America on 27th September. There weren't many parades celebrating the announcement, unfortunately.

Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed its region's release date, which falls just a few days later.

To be fair, its predecessor on 3DS was better than the nonsense we had on Wii U, so we're hopeful this will offer up some solid platforming fun.

As no proper trailer beyond an old announcement is available, watch this instead...