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Pack Fronts and North American Release Dates for Sonic Boom Games

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be in stores November 11, 2014 in North America. (European/other dates coming soon.)

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be in stores November 18, 2014 in North America. (European/other dates coming soon.)

 
   
   
 

Behind the Scenes with the Sonic Boom TV Animation

Take a look behind the scenes of the Sonic Boom TV animation!

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Meet Characters in the Sonic Boom Universe

You know about Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sticks. But now it’s time to meet some of the other characters you’ll encounter in the Sonic Boom universe! These characters are non-playable in the Sonic Boom games, and some of them also appear in the Sonic Boom TV animation.

Old Tucker

Old Tucker is a happy go lucky farmer who mistakenly took the easy route to grow his village’s crops. Despite some setbacks, he is still able to spread his funny, southern charm with the villagers. Old Tucker is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Hayward

Hayward, the hopeless farmhand, is a dreamer who constantly wants to go above and beyond to prove himself to others around him. Always looking to be a part of something bigger, something that makes a difference, he is in search for a reason or way to help to just show what he can do. Hayward is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Salty

Salty is the self-proclaimed captain of the ocean. He is overly confident in his domain and does not care to take the opinions of others around him into consideration. His egocentric attitude is apparent, even though his words and actions are not always justified. In Salty’s world, it’s his way or the seaway! Salty is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Pepper

Pepper, a sailor like his brother Salty, was raised by his father to sail the open seas, but was never respected by his brother. When left a nautical compass by their father, Salty took it for himself and they haven’t spoken since. Now Pepper captains his own ship with a keen understanding about the ways of the seas, a poetic sensibility, and occasional battle with Salty on the open waters. Pepper is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Q-N-C

Q-N-C (pronounced “Quincy”) is the main guide through both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Sonic Boom. Created by the evil mastermind Lyric, Q-N-C is an ancient robot whose wires were crossed and can now think for itself. Shedding its evil past, Q-N-C aims to please and help people whenever possible. Q-N-C is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

Hokey and Pokey

Hokey and Pokey have been married for over 175 years and have an everlasting spark between them…until that spark is lit and the bickering begins! Always poking fun at each other and arguing over who knows best, this elderly couple proves there is a soul mate for everyone. Hokey and Pokey are in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Perci

Perci is beautiful yet tough as nails; her street smarts and tough exterior allow her to be ready to protect the town when the time comes. Perci is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Foreman Fred

Foreman Fred is in way over his head and knows it. Promoted too early – and probably without merit – he knows the rules and regulations but just doesn’t know how to apply them. The fact that he’s not the quickest on his feet, only makes matters worse. Foreman Fred is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Doc Ginger

Doc Ginger’s strong southern charm and kindness should never be mistaken for weakness. Even during the most frantic of situations she remains calm, levelheaded and unafraid to provide the team with sweet but stern direction. Doc Ginger is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Cliff

Cliff is the wise and well -educated elder statesman of the village who knows the history of Lyric and his metal army. Respected and trusted, he’s been searching for something for a very long time and will fulfill it anyway he sees fit. Cliff is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Chef Woody

The French master chef has prepared nearly every dish in the world and seen every kitchen. A true perfectionist of his craft, Chef Woody wants no person or thing to come between him and the perfect dish. Graceful and eloquent by nature, hot blooded in the name of cuisine. Chef Woody is in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Fastidious Beaver

Fastidious Beaver is a fussy, uptight beaver with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fastidious Beaver is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

Mayor Fink

Mayor Fink is a typical politician – a fast talker out of both sides of his mouth. Loud and confident, he feels in control no matter what the situation, even if he has no idea what he’s doing. Mayor Fink is in the Sonic Boom animation and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be out this November. The Sonic Boom television series, co-produced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season.

 
   
   
 

SEGA Unleashes Alien: Isolation and Sonic Boom at San Diego Comic Con

From the outer reaches of space to a fantastic ancient land, SEGA fans will get a chance to see the  hottest games of the year at San Diego Comic-Con International. SEGA is pulling out all the stops, giving fans their first chance for hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and a variety of ways to experience these franchises, both onsite and off. Alien: Isolation will be showcased in amazing, spine-tingling fashion at the FUTURE US booth #241 with game demos in a custom-designed, giant-sized Alien egg pod. SEGA is also taking its presence to the next level this year, partnering with NERD HQ to give fans even more chances to have fun with some of the year’s most anticipated titles.

SEGA will invade Nerd HQ from July 24-27 at Petco Park, just steps away from the Convention Center. Presented by The Nerd Machine, this popular fan-focused event provides guests an additional destination to interact with brand-new titles as well as hands-on opportunities with never-before-seen games. Nerd HQ will be the official home for SEGA throughout the show, spotlighting its games and hosting panels discussing the new titles.

Alien Isolation Egg

Following overwhelming excitement from its debut at E3, the newest title of the Alien franchise, Alien: Isolation, will come to life and showcase the true meaning of fear with an immersive gaming experience. A replica version of the iconic egg from the Alien series will be onsite at the FUTURE booth, immersing gamers into a solitary gaming pod for a unique, chilling, fear-inducing event. Enter if you dare! Alien: Isolation is available worldwide on October 7, 2014 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Sonic Boom - Sticks Reveal

When it comes to the fastest bipedal blue star in the world, SEGA has a big year ahead. To set the stage, SEGA will introduce playable versions at Comic Con.  The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

Announced earlier this year, Sonic Boom is a brand-new extension to the Sonic Universe that will introduce new video games, the first-ever CG-animated television series debuting on Cartoon Network in the 2014/2015 season, and a robust merchandise program anchored by master toy partner TOMY.

 
   
   
 

SEGA at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

SEGA is headed to San Diego for Comic-Con from July 24th to July 27th!

Just like previous years, we will have our entire 2014 lineup available available to anyone to play! This year, we’ve partnered with NerdHQ, located inside Petco Park. No Comic-Con badge is required, so come and check everything out!

Presented by The Nerd Machine, NerdHQ is a popular fan-focused event that provides guests an additional destination to interact with brand-new titles. Nerd HQ will be the official home for SEGA throughout the show, spotlighting its games and hosting panels discussing the new titles. For more information on NerdHQ, head to their website for detailed FAQ and announcements.

Where is SEGA & NerdHQ?

Inside that giant Baseball Stadium! Seriously, the Petco Park stadium is located at 100 Park Blvd right across the street from the San Diego Convention center and right in the middle of downtown.

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Click here for step by step directions.

Play Alien: Isolation!

Alien: Isolation

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Back to the core essence of Ridley Scott’s haunted house in space – you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, under-powered and under-prepared, fighting overwhelming odds simply to survive. With the station in lockdown and a vicious creature on the loose, getting around requires cunning tactics and stealth… and a great deal of courage. The Alien is here, in the shadows, in the vents and the walkways and the slightest noise will bring unwanted attention your way, and fast. Developed by Creative Assembly, out Oct 7, 2014, on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XboxOne, and Xbox360.

Play Sonic Boom on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS!

Sonic Boom

Check out playable versions of Sonic Boom, exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

Play two unique and epic adventures on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS as Sonic and friends – Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks – 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. Switch between multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as you explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land… all in an effort 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. Each game features its own individual story and gameplay features, so be sure to experience both!

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Developed by Big Red Button for Wii U. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Developed by Sanzaru Games for Nintendo 3DS.

Play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Announcement

Also represented on SEGA’s 2014 booth is the world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., returning in an all-new rhythm video game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and twenty brand new songs to the Project DVIA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, over 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems.

See you at the show …

We hope you can make it out to the show to see our games and have fun with us at NerdHQ. See you in San Diego!

 
   
   
 

SEGA E3 2014 – Watch Demos from the Show Floor

SEGA@E3 2014

Check out walkthroughs from the E3 2014 show featuring Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom, and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd.

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

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Alien: Isolation

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SEGA E3 2014 Booth Tour – Sonic Boom

SEGA@E3 2014

Today we’re walking through the SEGA booth and updating all day with new photos from the E3 2014 show floor. This year has been really exciting for Sonic Boom, which has been packed all show long. We have two demos featuring the 3DS and Wii-U versions of the game, as well as our licensed toys from TOMY, and a sneak peak into the animated TV series. Lots of really exciting stuff to show off, so let’s get right into it with the photos.

Be sure to check out all our updates on flickr from all our E3 2014 coverage!

Sonic Boom at E3 2014

Sonic Boom at E3 2014

Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom at E3 2014

Sonic Boom at E3 2014

Sonic Boom at E3 2014

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Sonic Boom E3 Trailers

Happy E3! Here are new trailers for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for 3DS. Both will be in stores November 2014.

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SEGA Offers Exciting Slate of Video Games at E3 2014

SEGA@E3 2014

SEGA is pleased to present the latest in immersive and interactive entertainment at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 10-12, 2014. Highly anticipated titles Alien: Isolation and two new titles under the Sonic Boom umbrella will join the next game featuring virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku in the South Hall, booth #1637.

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Back to the core essence of Ridley Scott’s haunted house in space – you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, under-powered and under-prepared, fighting overwhelming odds simply to survive. With the station in lockdown and a vicious creature on the loose, getting around requires cunning tactics and stealth… and a great deal of courage. The Alien is here, in the shadows, in the vents and the walkways and the slightest noise will bring unwanted attention your way, and fast. With a small band of looters scavenging for supplies, that noise may be hard to avoid. SEGA and Creative Assembly will also be presenting an exciting new game mode, playable for the first time on the show floor. (Developed by Creative Assembly, out Oct 7, 2014, on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XboxOne and Xbox360).

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom
SEGA will unleash an all-new Sonic the Hedgehog at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles with the debut of playable versions of two new titles exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The new games Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

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. (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Developed by Big Red Button for Wii U. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Developed by Sanzaru for 3DS).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Announcement

Also represented on SEGA’s 2014 booth is the world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., returning in an all-new rhythm video game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and twenty brand new songs to the Project DVIA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, over 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. (Developed by SEGA Japan, out fall 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Network).

 
   
   
 

Introducing Sticks to the Sonic Boom Franchise

Sonic Boom - Sticks Reveal

In advance of the highly-anticipated launch of Sonic Boom, the newest branch of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe announced earlier this year, SEGA is pleased to unveil Sticks, a brand-new character that will play an integral role across all Sonic Boom platforms. Sticks, a jungle badger who has spent most of her life living alone in the wilderness, will appear in the Sonic Boom TV series, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS video games, and merchandise, forming a common thread across all iterations of the new Sonic Boom world.  Sticks joins Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy to form the core ensemble featured throughout the Sonic Boom franchise.

“Sticks is a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise,” said Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand, SEGA of America.  “She brings a quirky personality and perspective to the team dynamic, and we look forward to sharing this energetic and funny new character with the world.”

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Sticks is new to Sonic’s circle of friends– actually new to friends in general– and as the most primal character in the Sonic universe, she is a force of nature in every way.  Sticks is wilder than the other members of Sonic’s team with unparalleled animal instincts and extremely sharp survival skills.  She’s a fearsome combatant and a tenacious hunter who’s armed with handmade weapons at all times, most notably a handmade boomerang that she keeps in tow.

Her wildness means that her social skills need plenty of work and she’s not the most trusting individual. Full of outrageous suspicions, Sticks’ instincts often prove to be accurate. While the concepts of sharing, compassion and friendship are foreign to her, Sticks has a good heart and a genuine desire to get closer to her new friends, particularly Amy, who helps Sticks adapt to civilization. Sticks and Amy quickly become best friends, with Sticks willing to go to extremes to protect her new pal, a quality that will play out through new Sonic Boom content. Her eccentric character adds an endless amount of humor and surprise to the Sonic team.

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The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season.  Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.

Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series the Sonic Boom video games 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 videogame will also introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic that will allow the Sonic Boom world to be discovered in totally unique ways.

Sonic Boom will be supported by a robust global licensing and merchandising program, anchored by master toy partner TOMY. TOMY’s line will showcase the new character looks, stressing interaction between core characters, and will feature new play patterns based on both the new games and TV series.  TOMY will develop a comprehensive toy range across a broad number of categories including plush, action figures, RC, role play, vehicles and novelty. Sonic fans can expect a high-quality, collectible toy line fueled by TOMY innovation and energized with speed, lights, sounds, motion-activation and action-performance.

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles Sonic has become a true global phenomenon with over 140 million videogames sold or downloaded worldwide across consoles, PC’s, mobile phones and tablets. SEGA’s iconic blue blur has also gone on to enjoy incredible success in many licensed areas, such as toys, apparel, comics and animation.

Executive producers on the Sonic Boom TV series are Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir and Jane McGregor on behalf of SEGA, and Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog from OuiDO!.  Bill Freiberger is Co-Executive Producer.  Other partners involved in the TV series include Lagardère Entertainment Rights for distribution for TV and Video and Lagardère Active TV Licensing & New Business for licensing and merchandise in France.

 
   
   
 


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