Tag: Sonic Boom
News Sonic Boom's TV Animation Is Getting A 'Complete Series' Steelbook Blu-ray Release Next March
And you can pre-order it now
If you were a fan of the Sonic Boom games, you might have also watched the animated television series. While Blu-rays of each season were already available, NCircle Entertainment has now announced it will be releasing a steelbook of the 'complete series'. It's arriving on 8th March next year and will include Season 1...
Random Sonic Boom Won't Be Returning, According To Television Show's Executive Producer
"There will be no season three"
One chapter in blue blur's history most fans would rather forget about is Sonic Boom. Although it was considered to be a low point for Sega's long-time mascot, there are some people out there who have been wondering what's happened to the computer-animated CGI television series of the same name. In a recent Sonic...
Weirdness Official Channel Pitches Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as a Romantic Comedy
The Sonic social team strikes again
It's well known that the social team behind the official Sonic the Hedgehog accounts is more than happy to go crazy with in-jokes and memes. After all, this is the group that recreated a Sonic storyline using toys and a dog in a hat, just because it could. Now it's released a quirky trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire...
Review Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)
Sonic the Hedgehog is a mascot still loved by many, but which is continually fighting to hit top form once again. The Sonic Boom spin-off franchise is an interesting case and point - despite a successful animated series and a reasonable 3DS platformer, in the eyes of some it'll remain tainted by a shoddy Wii U game. That's not entirely...
Preview Taking the Temperature of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
It's not a bust
When you say 'Sonic Boom' to a Wii U owner that wants the best for SEGA's veteran mascot, they may react in any number of ways - they could turn red and embark on an explosive rant, they may quietly cry in a corner, or potentially just stare vacantly into the distance, their gaze devoid of all hope. That's the fault of Sonic Boom:...
News Sega Placing "Huge Emphasis On Quality" With Future Sonic Titles
Looking to "take Sonic back to where it used to be"
Sega is committed to ensuring future Sonic titles are of a high standard, claims chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich. Speaking to MCV, Gerscovich points out that the fact that Sonic's latest game - Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice - was held back for 2016 is proof of this renew
Video SEGA Heats Up the 3DS With Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice E3 Trailer
Don't be cold with Sonic, dude
SEGA's had an interesting year with Sonic the Hedgehog, unveiling a cool Anniversary logo and then trolling fans with a reveal that was actually for a fan event and a Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice release date. Ouch, we hope the famously witty Sonic social media team took a few days off
Video Learn a Little More About Sonic Boom and The Rise (and Fall) of Lyric
Time can be a great healer. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric wasn't a golden moment for the mascot, but the Boom universe continues to roll on with the animated series and the upcoming Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice on 3DS. Considering all that went wrong with the Wii U exclusive, it's a series that's done well to survive. The troubles of...
Random Someone Hacked The Original Sonic To Include Sonic Boom's Annoying Chatter
"It's like they're drawn to me!"
Like the vast majority of gaming icons who appeared during the 16-bit era, Sonic the Hedgehog was a silent protagonist. However, his journey into 3D saw him gifted - if that's the right word - with a voice, and in his most recent outings, he rarely shuts up. As if to prove that less is most definately more, hacker...
News Tomy Seems To Think Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Has Been Delayed For A Second Time
Also convinced there's no new Sonic game for 2016
Some photos from Tomy's New York Toy Fair booth have shed light on Sega's Sonic-related plans for 2016, and while the information can't be considered totally accurate, it's should be enough to worry the most dedicated of fans. First up, Tomy seems to think that Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice won't be...
Random Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos
Dudes vs. Evil?
The Sonic Boom franchise is definitely one that's divided opinions. While it may be that the TV show is fairly well liked, the games left something to be desired. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is still set to release sometime this year, opting to follow in the footsteps of the slightly better received portable entry in this sub-series...
Video Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun
Don't forget to tune in all this week
As per the reminder we gave at the weekend, Summer Games Done Quick is currently providing round-the-clock entertainment with speedruns and competitions, covering classic games both old and relatively new. At the time of writing it's already raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Doctors Without...
News Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version
"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"
Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...
Video Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?
With the surprise announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice arriving on 3DS later this year, we here at Nintendo Life have found our own ways to enjoy the lightning pace gameplay attributed to the Sonic series using Splatoon's brand new Inkbrush weapon. Check out the video below for a hot, violent injection of all the super speed you'll...
News Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Is Dashing To The Nintendo 3DS This Winter
Sanzaru Games developing, Nintendo distributing
Sega and Nintendo have just confirmed another entry in the Sonic Boom video games series, this time exclusive to the 3DS. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice - like its 3DS forerunner Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - is being developed by Sanzaru Games. Nintendo will be handling distribution duties. The game...
Video Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could Largely be With SEGA, Not Big Red Button
Sonic Boom didn't do well on any metric; its sales failed to match those of fellow Nintendo exclusive Sonic Lost World, and it was panned by many critics and Sonic fans alike. Like any project it has its defenders, but many are agreed that it was a major disappointment, with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U being the biggest culprit. It...
News SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stick With "Mainstay IP" Game Releases
Sonic Boom sales pass half a million
2015 hasn't been a great year for fans of 'classic' SEGA, the company that was once a top player in the video game industry. It still boasts some useful PC franchises and RPG IPs through acquisitions of companies such as Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly and Atlus, but has been struggling with its own games...
News 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
"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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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 Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Large Sections of the Game
Current record for completion already under an hour
As we reported a couple of days ago, a number of game-breaking bugs have been discovered in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U. The plot thickens today with the discovery of an exploit which allows Knuckles to jump infinitely when the game is paused between hops, as shown below in this video by...
News Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America
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...
Video Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage Hints At Game-Breaking Bugs
Wii U title is out this week, looks a bit rough around the edges
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric hits North American stores this week after the release date was brought forward slightly, yet here at Nintendo Life we're still waiting patiently for our review copy to arrive. This could have something to do with the reaction Sega is expecting the Wii U...
News 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
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
"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...
Video Sanzaru Games Discusses Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for 3DS
They're excited, and want you to be excited too
After their explosive announcement earlier in the year, there's a sense that the buzz around the Sonic Boom games on Wii U and 3DS has faded a little. It won't be long before we see what they have to offer, however, as both arrive in November. 3DS release Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is being...
News 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"
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
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 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
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...
First Impressions Taking Sonic Boom for a Spin on Wii U and 3DS
Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
Back in May 2013 Nintendo announced that it had entered into a partnership with Sega to bring a series of three Sonic games exclusively to its systems. Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games were the first products of that arrangement, and the upcoming Sonic Boom games —...
News Sonic Boom Titles Given New Names and Gameplay Details
Will be on show at E3
With E3 around the corner, Sega has confirmed that demo builds of its Sonic Boom titles will be playable at the event, and has revealed their final titles — we'll have Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. Each title will have a separate storyline and wildly different play style. To...
News Meet Sticks, The New Member of Sonic Boom's "Core Ensemble"
She's a jungle badger, by the way
Those that don't want Sonic to make any more chatty friends, look away now. Sega has unveiled Sticks, a jungle badger that will be a new member of the "core ensemble" in Sonic Boom, which takes in a TV show, licensed toy and merchandise range and, of course, the Wii U and 3DS games. Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content...
News Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise
Sonic veteran Takashi Iizuka speaks out
Sonic Boom is the big news in the world of Nintendo at the moment, with Sega's new plan of attack covering TV, toys and games — the latter of which will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. Thrusting its most prized possession into the hands of a western developers is risky, and Sega's move has had many fans...
News Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS
Reveals Sonic Team is involved and explains THOSE new character designs
Yesterday's news that Sega's next Sonic title would be a cross-media extravaganza complete with re-imagined characters, CGI cartoon series and Nintendo-exclusive video game outings sent the web into overdrive, with the reaction from fans ranging from delighted to highly...
News A Sonic Boom Game is Dashing Towards Wii U and 3DS
The team's sporting a new look
Update: Sega has now released an official press pack regarding Sonic Boom, emphasizing that it's a "new branch of the Sonic universe" that will incorporate the TV show, the games on Wii U and 3DS as well as a new toy range. Below are some key excerpts from the press release: Sonic Boom’s visual identity includes...