Sonic Boom was announced and that it would be coming exclusiveley to Wii U and 3DS. Well, now Sega has gone on and rename each version to their own name. The Wii U version will be called Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and the 3DS version will be called Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Sega announced this officialy though their SEGA Blog. The most exciting news is that attendees of this year’s E3 expo event will be able to play the game at the show.
In both games, Sonic and friends – Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks, will work together as they face their most powerful enemy yet. Lyric is a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. An extremely tech-savvy mastermind who uses a sophisticated robotic body of armor to carry out his own nefarious deeds, he is a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with. With a strong emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character’s unique talents and abilities. The goal is to prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world. The stakes have never been higher, and the only chance to overcome Lyric is to band together and work as a team
This is a new Sonic, with gameplay built on action-adventure and collaborative play. They are unlike any previous games featuring the iconic blue blur,” said Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Bran, SEGA of America. “We are looking forward to our first hands-on showcase at E3 for fans old and new alike to experience the exploration, combat and new moves for the entire team.”
Both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are crafted to take full advantage of the unique gameplay mechanics of their respective consoles. Each version is a new chapter in the Sonic Boom universe and will each have their own unique immersive storylines. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will also feature CRYENGINE®, the cutting-edge 3D game technology from Crytek, one of the leading innovators in the industry. As the very first Wii U game to incorporate this technology, the lush environments and landscapes within the game will be visually enhanced like never.
Sega has also released a batch of screenshot for both the Wii U version and the 3DS version of the game. First let’s start off with the Wii U version of the game
And finally, the 3DS version:
It looks as thought the Wii U version aims to be a 3D enviroment game, while the 3DS version seems to be a sidescroller, maybe playing as a 2.5 style game such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. What do you think of the game? Are you planning on getting the Wii U or the 3DS version? Let us know in the comment section.
*UPDATE* Both game’s will release November 2014