Sonic Boom Town

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Sega has assaulted the world with the announcement trailer for Sonic Boom, the latest Sonic the Hedgehog game. Sonic’s had a rough time of it the past few years, so the question is, will this revitalize the franchise? Check it out:

I can’t say it looks bad, it is running the CryEngine 3 after all, but with the past Sonic failures it was never really the graphics. I personally just don’t think Sonic works in any kind of 3D environment. On the plus side, there doesn’t appear to be any love story between Sonic and a way too realistically rendered underaged girl. Sega’s betting it will be a success launching a new Sonic tv show as well.

So, several questions are raised, chief among them, what the hell happened to Knuckles?

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Another, why are all their shoes wrapped up? Are they homeless now? Is Sonic a scrub? Isn’t Eggman a nickname already? Finally, Skrillex? Really? Alright.

No word on a release date, but Sonic Boom is exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS.

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3 comments

  1. While not being a die-hard Sonic fan, Knuckles’s redesign does leave me with mixed feelings. On one hand, differentiation of body types is good as it brings more memorable character designs to the table. On the other hand, it looks like someone just attached Knuckles to an air pump to see how much he could inflate before popping.

    1. This is about how I feel, too. I really like the other three re-designs, but Knuckles just looks too big. I think if they shortened his legs a little, it wouldn’t be as bad, but right now he just seems a little too bulky.

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