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.”
Silver and Big
Calling it now
Seriously though, I hope Blaze is one of them.
The other one’s obviously going to be Shadow.
the other might be Rouge though
Well the post said “fan favourite” so shadow is definitely one of them. As for the second one, we can only guess.
Shadow’s obvious. Betting the second one will be Blaze.
NO! Maybe Silver. But, Big? HELL NO!
Nice, and that’s how knuckles should have looked!!
I bet Shadow will be one of them. Calling it now.
Obviously. XD Not sure who will be the second but most likely would be Blaze.
Shadow will probably be one, as for the other it may be Metal Sonic, he’s appeared on the 3DS version, but I don’t think he’s actually been revealed
Where on earth did those awful CG models come from? They can’t be official?
They’re not. They are some fan made with Garry’s Mod
*They are fan made
Chaos for the second one?
I’m guessing shadow and silver, I’d like blaze but perci looks really similar too her
Actually it’ll probably be Shadow and Metal Sonic, y’know cause we’ve actually seen him but what does have me curious is that he says rise of lyric and not just sonic boom so maybe metal will only be on the 3DS and I can have my silver
If it’s Silver and Shadow, I’ll definitely try to nab that one to report. ;)
Give me Shadow then im set
I thought the title said “favorite fan characters” and I got really worried for a second.
THIS IS MY OC FLASHNIC HES SONICS LONG LOST BROTHER HES EVEN FASTER THAN SONIC AND STRONGER THAN NUCKLES I DREW HIM YELLOW ON MS PAINT PLEASE PUT HIM IN SONIC BOOM ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEEL.
Please be Blaze M.Sonic was in the 3DS trailer
One is definitely Shadow. SEGA has to appeal to all the kids by putting an “edgy” character in Sonic (even though Shadow is far from edgy, no matter how hard SEGA tries). Honestly Shadow should’ve stayed dead in SA2.
Wait, They have fans?
If one of them is Nack the Weasel, I’ll buy this damn game day one.
Whatever you do, stay away from Amy’s sexy stare…
No. Amy is a kid so it would have to be considered cute it adorable. :P
I know people are fans of the original games- but post-Sonic Adventure, I don’t know if i know a “current” Sonic fan.
I would read an interview with one of these elusive individuals to better understand their strange thought processes.
Shadow And Silver and I doubt it’s even close. 3rd place would be either Rogue or Blaze, but I doubt either of them make it
I’ll add Cream as a distant 5th place finish for fan favorite add…
I can tell you now, one of them is Shadow.
Or they could throw us a complete curve ball and have silver or even someone from the comics
One of them will obviously be Shadow…as for the other, I am not sure.
Shadow and Blaze are the most popular side characters, so yeah.
I was thinking Shadow and Rouge, but Blaze might be a good addition too.
BIG THE CAT!
sorry but wed rather play as cream….
Inb4 it’s Shadow and Metal Sonic since they can’t get enough of Sonic’s rivals.
Stop. Just stop, Sega.
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Shadow and Rouge? Those are my favorite Sonic characters, so I hope it’s them.
If this game has Shadow AND you can choose him as one of the characters to use from the very beginning of the game & use him til the very end, I’ll gladly buy this game in a fucking heart beat! In other words, get out of the mother fucking way, Knuckles and Sonic!
what i hate about everything on this page is that im the only one who mentions manic and sonia….