Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric seeks to challenge you in its extreme difficulty move

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is close to its November 18th release date, with this title coming to the Wii U, as a 2D style game from the ‘Boom’ installment also coming to the 3DS. Some of these guys had a time to play various to play various Nintendo titles, which of course, included the Wii U Sonic title.

To see the portion of the video featuring the game, it’s the first title covered, and here’s the video where you can watch it. Has the latest Sonic installment conviced you to purchase it? Or is it not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comment section below.

More Sonic Boom details revealed in a interview with Fortune Magazine

Sonic Boom is set to release exclusively for Nintendo consoles this year. With the November release date hinging closer as you read this article.

News magazine Fortune Magazine recently had the opportunity to interview some key members from the development team for Sonic Boom.

“Sonic Boom was created to harness the power of the brand across its many pillars, so that the franchise can continue to grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Marcella Churchill, senior director of marketing for Sega of America. “In a first for the Sonic the Hedgehog brand, the CG-animated TV series, video games and toy line will all operate in harmony with one another with storylines and play patterns replicated throughout.”

Sonic Boom not only plans to release in the form of videogames, but also as it’s own TV show and toy line. Will these factors help market the game? You bet. Not only for the videogames, but also for the TV show.

In example, a kid might be watching the TV show Sonic Boom and hoped their was a videogame to accompany it. Problem solved. Or vice versa, the Sonic Boom series will advertise itself with it’s many ways of usable/playable products.

“About half of Sonic’s lifetime sales have been in the U.S., approximately 35% in Europe and only 15% originate from the rest of the world, including Japan,” said Warman. “It is quite unique that a character developed in Japan gains more popularity outside its country of birth. Although the franchise has been even more popular in the past, it still ranks No. 20 in the Western world when it comes to franchises played in the last six months.”

Because Sonic has been one of the world’s biggest selling gaming icons for more than twenty years, the brand has a broad fan base ranging from today’s kids who are being brought into Sonic’s world for the first time to teens and young adults who remember growing up with Sonic,” said Willie Wilkov, chief marketing officer at Tomy. “Our core toy line is focused on kids ages 6-12, however as with all things Sonic, we anticipate it will appeal to fans well beyond the pre-teen years.”

Since 1991, the Sonic series has sold an astonishing number of more that 140 million games actors all platforms.

Hopefully Sonic Boom performs well and is a commercial success to continue being on Nintendo platforms for future releases.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be playable at E3 this year

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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


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - E3 Screenshots


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - E3 Concept Art



And finally, the 3DS version:


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - E3 Screens


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - E3 Screens

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

New Sonic Boom character leaked [RUMOR]



It has surfaced onto the web that a new possible character for Sonic Boom, the Wii U and 3DS exclusive, has had a possible new character leaked. Reported by GoNintendo, the character is unidentified, but has a picture of her to show the looks of the potential newcomer. Take a look below:



The character is in between Sonic and Knuckles tremendous long legs. What do you think… Could this possibly a new character  Or is this just a really well done photoshop? Leave a comment below on what you think.