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Video Game: Sonic Boom
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Sonic Boom is an upcoming entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise based on the Sonic Boom cartoon. It will be released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and carry the subtitles Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal respectively.

Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series, the Sonic Boom video game will deliver a totally different experience to previous Sonic games with collaborative gameplay at its core. Developed in the U.S by California-based Big Red Button Entertainment (Wii U) and Sanzaru Games (Nintendo 3DS) in collaboration with Sonic Team, this is the third title to be released as part of an exclusive deal with Nintendo. Sonic Boom will take advantage of the innovative hardware of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with traditional elements of Sonic games, such as speed, also featured. The video game will also introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic. It will also feature a main hub and missions branching off that.

The first trailer can be seen here. The E3 trailer is here.

Tropes for the cartoon should be placed here.

Something to note is Sega has clarified that Sonic Boom will not reboot the franchise, nor is it taking the place of the mainline canon of Sonic games. There are more than the four playable characters returning and the Chaos Emeralds are absent for the time being. Amy is playable in the Wii U version, while Sticks is playable in the 3DS version.

The games will be released in the US on November 11, 2014.

This game contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: While all we have for the moment is one trailer, Amy is said to be much more capable than she is in the regular series according to the creators. For a split second in the trailer when the heroes fall in a hole, everyone but her fell on their face. She could be badass in the main series as well, but she seems much more so in this series.
  • Alternate Continuity: SEGA has confirmed that the show and the game are the beginning of a "sub-franchise", which are entirely different from the main games.
  • Competitive Balance: Word of God have stated that each character has a distinct style, and gameplay focus.
  • Big Bad: Lyric, who is a member of an ancient, snake-like race and wields Powered Armor, will be the main antagonist of the games.
    • Big Bad Duumvirate: Word of God says that Eggman and Lyric form an uneasy alliance in order to destroy Sonic and his friends and find the Chaos Crystals.
  • Canon Foreigner: Sticks the Jungle Badger will appear in the game along with a whole slew of characters who live in a village that Sonic and his friends are out to protect from Lyric and his robot army.
  • Creator Thumbprint:
  • Do-Anything Robot: Tails' robot, Buddy-Bot, will help him in the stages finding secret passages.
  • Evil Knockoff: Sonic's longtime robot doppleganger, Metal Sonic, returns. In Shattered Crystal, he's a rival Sonic can race.
  • Expanded Universe: For the Sonic Boom cartoon.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Tails falls flat on his face when the gang falls into a chasm, forgetting he can fly.
  • Funny Robot: Q-N-C (Pronounced "Quincy").
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Lyric built his armor himself, as well as Q-N-C.
  • Gameplay Roulette:
    • Rise of Lyric will have at least two gameplay styles in the Wii U version. One is an automated speed-based style somewhat reminiscent of Sonic Unleashed and its ilk. Another is a more traditional platforming style with Beat 'em Up elements.
    • Shattered Crystal will have a hybrid Metroidvania slash Sonic level scheme as a primary, alongside 3D tunnel sequences and Rivals-style races.
  • Hub Level: With levels and missions around it. Word of God even states that the game's structure is similar to Sonic Adventure.
  • Humongous Mecha: Some of the boss fights, including the one with Dr. Eggman and the Tunnel Bot that guards the Tidal Crystal, involve Sonic and his friends battling giant robots.
  • Kill All Humans: Lyric wants to destroy all organic life and replace it with robots, piece by piece.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Lyric is intended to be one, according to Word of God.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    Sonic: It's like these tracks were built for me!
  • Licensed Game: It's based on the Sonic Boom cartoon.
  • Life Meter: A photo of a developer working on Rise of Lyric shows a health bar as part of the HUD.
    • Rise of Lyric uses rings as this, with the severity of the blow (and possibly a sort of defense factor) determining the number of rings dropped per hit.
    • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Shattered Crystal has you dumping all your rings when hit, unless you have a shield handy.
  • MacGuffin: In the game, Sonic and friends travel across the island in search of 9 Chaos Crystals so that they can prevent Lyric from unleashing his army of robots.
  • Market-Based Title: In Japan, the games will be known as Sonic Toon.
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Luminous TRON-esque outfits if pre-ordered from Amazon, and a figure of Sonic with the Ancients' Crystal if pre-ordered from Game Stop.
  • Prequel: To the show.
  • Scenery Porn: The Wii U version runs on Cry Engine 3 (the same engine that powered the Crysis games) and looks gorgeous because of it.
  • Three-Point Landing: In one scene, Amy does this while Sonic and Tails land on their faces and Knuckles lands on his back when they fall down a chasm.
  • Time Travel: It's confirmed that the characters will go to the past.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Sonic and Knuckles as usual. However, what's interesting is that in this particular universe, it's Sonic who acts like the loner who's reluctant to accept help, and Knuckles is more of a Nice Guy.

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