The new Sonic looks hilarious. The new Knuckles looks hilarious. And, fittingly, the newest addition to the Sonic Friends looks hilarious too.
Meet Sticks, "a jungle badger who has spent most of her life living alone in the wilderness" that will join Team Sonic both for the Sonic Boom television series and the upcoming games on Wii U and 3DS. It's not really clear whether that's hair on her head or just some unfortunately large badger ears, but I have no doubt that people are already writing fanfiction about it.
Via Sega, here's a video introduction to video games' newest badger: