Plenty of new information about Sonic Boom was released by Sega yesterday, including the fact that the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS versions will be entirely separate games connected by the same lore. Aside from that, we discovered that Sticks is a playable character in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
Perhaps the biggest piece of news is that the Wii U game’s full title is Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and that it will be the first game on Wii U to utilize Crytek’s CryEngine, an engine that EA previously said underperformed on the Wii U due to its hardware limitations. (We know that’s a lie, EA.)
Nintendo announced today that the Wii U game will be releasing in November, with both titles being playable at this year’s E3. Expect to see plenty of previews and hands-on footage of the title there.
- You can pre-order the Inkling amiibo from Walmart
- Wii U & 3DS game maintenance happening April 20
- Nintendo reacquires NES controller design trademark
- Red Goddess is delayed on Wii U
TAGS: Nintendo, SEGA, Sonic Boom