Sega has revealed a pre-order incentive for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Consumers who pre-order the upcoming action-adventure title through Amazon will receive a code to unlock exclusive luminous costumes for Sonic, Tails, Amy and Knuckles. The offer will also be extended to all existing pre-orders. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is set to launch November 18 for Wii U.
Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the most recognisable figures in video game history will be speeding his way back to fans – both old and new – this November. Today SEGA announces that in Europe both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U developed by LA-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS developed by Sanzaru Games of San Francisco, will be released on 21st November.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal star the electrifying team – Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and newcomer Sticks – who will band together to defeat both familiar and new powerful enemies. The games are part of the brand-new Sonic Boom initiative, an all-new Sonic experience that will usher in new gameplay based on action-adventure combat, new characters and environments as well as new storylines that will carry through the franchise’s first CG-animated series.
The latest Sonic game for Wii U will see two new “fan favourite” characters added – that’s according to the game’s developer Big Red Button. Speaking to GamesTM magazine earlier this month, creative director Bob Rafei said how wonderfully fun it was to explore different parts of the Sonic universe, whereby coming up with new designs was very important for prospective fans, particularly in relation to Knuckles “as the power-based character when looking at the ensemble team”.
As a teaser to fans, Rafei also mentioned that two firm-favourite characters would be added to Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. No hints were dropped as to who the characters would be, saving speculation for the fans instead. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will arrive for Wii U this November. Here’s what the creative director said in relation to the upcoming game:
“We looked at the rich universe and history of Sonic and began to gravitate towards characters that best fit into our objective to make an epic adventure game. Dr Eggman was a very fun character to explore and created a really fun dynamic to Lyric’s straight man super villain vibe. Also there are two fan favourite characters that we’re excited to add.”
New images from the forthcoming Sonic Boom on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have been published by Japanese publication 4Gamer. Sonic’s latest adventure is running on CryEngine 3, but still looks noticeably rough. Still, we’ve got a few months to go before the game is released. You can view more screens, right here.
Sega has announced that it’s planning multiple SKUs for the Nintendo 3DS and also the Wii U. The Nintendo 3DS will get the majority of SKUs as the company says it’s currently the biggest selling single platform for the company. However, the Wii U won’t be left out as the company is planning 4 SKUs for Nintendo’s latest home console. Remember these aren’t necessarily new games and include special editions etc. Still, it’s good news for Nintendo fans.
- 13 SKUs for 3DS titles
- Incorporates limited editions and download games
- Hoping to sell 2.27 million units
- 3DS is the biggest selling single platform for the company
- 4 SKUs for the Wii U
- Hoping to sell 600k units
A brand new stage for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U was showcased at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con event. As you can see from the video posted above it’s an ultra fast stage showing Sonic and his famous companions jumping, running and swinging their way through the stage. Sonic’s latest adventure is due out this November.