Sega announced today that the latest re-imagining of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Sonic Boom, will be coming to the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in November.
Scheduled for release on November 11 is Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, which is a Nintendo 3DS title developed by Sanzaru Games, the team behind Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time. The following week will see the release of the Nintendo Wii U-exclusive Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. This effort marks the first release for developer Big Red Button Entertainment, a team that was founded by two ex-Naughty Dog employees in 2008.
Although both Sonic Boom titles will feature their own separate storylines, they will both tie into the forthcoming animated series based around the supersonic hedgehog, which is currently set to debut on the Cartoon Network later this year and is being crafted by the team at OuiDo! Entertainment.
While I remain skeptical of any upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog titles, I’m at least interested to see how the two Sonic Boom games turns out. Early impressions have ranged from mediocre to favorable, which is not exactly great, but it’s a step up from the toxic word of mouth that followed some of the other more recent titles in the franchise.
We will continue to have more information on Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in the lead-up to their November release dates, so stay tuned.