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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric has received a new update. It’s a sizable download, as it clocks in at roughly 1030MB. We’re not sure what the patch does at present, but we do know that Rise of Lyric has been bumped up to version 1.1.0.

On another note, it looks like this update may only be available in Europe at present. It should be out in North America soon if it hasn’t already arrived by the time you’re reading this.

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Concept art for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric has emerged, showing some… interesting things. Craig Harris and Nicolas P Villarreal – two staffers who worked on the game – recently posted the art to their Facebook accounts.

Here are some of the noteworthy tidbits shown in the art:

– Eggman was a Hillbilly type character
– Lyric was to be an owl
– Sonic in trousers
– Sonic Boom was codenamed Project Apollo
– Chao were planned (called Chaos), looked like baby dragons

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is not a very good game. There are tons of glitches, some of which are game-breaking. The gameplay itself isn’t engaging. You could probably point out a bunch of other issues as well.

What exactly happened with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric? While no one can say for sure, perhaps at least some of the problems stemmed from the departure of employees.

Liam Robertson from research site Unseen64 stated on Twitter yesterday (based on LinkedIn findings) that a number of Big Red Button Entertainment left the studio in July. Additionally, the original producer for Rise of Lyric moved on from the company in September 2013. Other employees who left Big Red Button Entertainment include senior designers and artists, the project manager, production assists, and more.

TSSZ news points out that if the Big Red Button Entertainment staff departures took place in July, then that would be when Rise of Lyric was heading towards the end of development. On the other hand, some say that something happened between builds shown early in the year and the final game that shipped this week.


A huge glitch has been discovered in Sonic Boom. By exploiting it, a great deal of the game can be skipped.

The glitch in question lies in Knuckle’s double jump, which resets after you pause the game. This allows players to skip large portions of the game, including the final boss.

You can get a look at the glitch in action above (skip around to the 13:30 mark).


Sonic Boom is a game that will probably need a patch, if possible. Unfortunately, it appears to be affected by quite a number of bugs.

Take a look at the video above for just one example. If you checked out the videos we posted yesterday (since removed), you may have also seen a glitch that allowed players to easily go beyond the boundaries of the game world into oblivion.

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