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SEGA has introduced a bunch of new characters that will be featured in the Sonic Boom games and television show. You can find art above and profiles below.

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, 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 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.

SEGA’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014 lineup is in. Sonic Boom will be playable, in addition to Alien: Isolation and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd.

All of these titles will be on display at Petco Park – located at 100 Park Blvd right across the street from the San Diego Convention center. You won’t need a Comic-Con badge in order to experience SEGA’s lineup.


At this  year’s E3, Sanzaru Games’ Matt Kraemer caught up with the folks over at NWR about Sonic Boom. Check out what he had to say below

Sonic Boom won’t have any microtransations, according to SEGA of America’s senior director of marketing Marcella Churchill.

DLC is another story. Additional content isn’t confirmed, though it hasn’t been ruled out either.

Churchill only said the following regarding DLC: “There is currently no news on DLC for the game.”


A few months ago, SEGA said that Sonic Boom wouldn’t be coming to Japan. Those plans have since changed.

The latest Famitsu leaks reveal that Sonic Boom is indeed heading to Japan… as “Sonic Toon”. Both versions – Wii U and 3DS – will be available sometime this winter.

Sonic Boom is more than a game. In addition to the Wii U and 3DS titles, SEGA is also planning a TV show and even a line of toys.

Big Red Button CEO Bob Rafei recently explained to Siliconera how the games tie into the TV show. He told the site:

“The whole point of the Sonic Boom approach is to have a consistent brand and a consistent approach for the transmedia play. The transmedia play is the toy series, the games 3DS and Wii U, and the TV shows. From a character approach, from a writing approach they are the same characters living in the same universe. This world that has a backstory with the ancients and the main villain which we will introduce at E3, that is where the TV show also lives in. In terms of how they relate to each other, the villain starts to process and introduces the TV show.”

“The TV show is a situational comedy. They have a different format for the medium. They have, I think it is, 52 different eleven minute episodes where the world has to reset because when it’s played in syndication you don’t know which order they will be played in.”

“[Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric] is a classic adventure storyline which has a beginning where something is the inciting incident that sets them on their adventure and they progressively go through the world and the stakes are raised until they defeat the villain at the end. That kind of format is very difficult to tell in an eleven minute episode especially when the priorities are the humor. For us, it was gameplay, character mechanics, and then narrative. For them it was narrative as primary, the jokes as primary and secondary is action.”


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