When I posted my favorable first impressions of Cartoon Network's Sonic Boom animated series last month, one reader jokingly commented "The Sonic Cycle is finally broken. All you had to do was strip out the gameplay entirely." He might be on to something.
While the jury's still out on Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS and Rise of Lyric for the Wii U, the first couple of episodes for the animated series aired on Cartoon Network over the weekend, and it's not half bad.
There's no escaping it now. The next chapter of Sonic the Hedgehog history begins on November 8, when the Sonic Boom animated series premieres on Cartoon Network in North America. I think I could actually watch this.
Back in July, Sega announced that the upcoming Sonic Boom games would be hitting the 3DS and Wii U on November 11 and 18, respectively. This morning, the Japanese company updated the release date of the Wii U version. Guess they don't want their hedgehog getting becoming a Grand Theft Auto casualty?
Character guides. They're full of need-to-know information about famous characters whose faces might wind upon merchandise. Yesterday, we got a peek at a Nintendo guide that told us Yoshi's real name. Today, some pages for a Sonic character guide have surfaced, letting us know that, among other things, Sega's blue…
Is it possible to care about Sonic the Hedgehog? Can a person really be concerned about Sega's blue creation and what happens in his worlds? The answer is yes, but it depends on where you encounter him.
The upcoming Sonic Boom games land on the 3DS and Wii U on November 11 and 18, respectively. The playable parts of Sega's new-look re-imagination of their super-fast mascot have different names: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Nintendo home console and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the handheld.
About three weeks ago in a hotel in Los Angeles, I got to play four levels of the upcoming Sonic Boom. It felt like good family fun: fairly easy combat, some trickier platforming, and a little bit of that iconic Sonic speedrunning through rings.
The new Sonic looks hilarious. The new Knuckles looks hilarious. And, fittingly, the newest addition to the Sonic Friends looks hilarious too.
At one point, the current iteration of Sonic and his friends looked even more different compared to their original selves. So much so that it caused quite a few headaches to the series' original creators.
Remember, the guy who does Sonic's voice just did a turn as Batman.
Hey, the guy who just did Batman's voice will be doing Sonic next. A new behind-the-scenes video for Sonic Boom looks at how Sega's signature character will be changing in his new video game and TV show. A few quick glimpses of the Sonic Boom game…
Did you wonder what caused all the changes in Sonic's new design? Well there's your answer right above. It has to be Little Mac, the newly announced character in Super Smash Bros. Wii U!
If you didn't care for the dubstep in the Sonic Boom announcement trailer, these guys remixed it (with dialogue intact) using "Sonic Boom," the title theme of Sonic CD from 20 years ago. The music choice may be literally more outdated than dubstep—what the hell is this? 2011?—but it's much more timeless.
Didya hear? Sonic and his friends are getting a facelift—and being that he's one the most iconic video game characters out there, people have reacted strongly to his new look.
Sonic's celebrating more than 20 years as a video game icon. So it makes sense that Sega's giving their furry blue mascot a bit of a facelift—nothing drastic, mind you—along with a new game and TV show in the hopes of keeping the hedgehog moving at top speed.