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Sonic Boom Announced: New Game, Toys and TV Show

Sega has announced Sonic Boom, a new take into the Sonic universe that will come in the shape of a brand new game, the lineup of toys and its very own CG animated television series.

According to the announcement the new title, set to land on the Wii U and 3DS, will introduce redesigned versions of Sonic and his popular companions that are “inspired by their abilities and unique personalities.”

Big Red Button Entertainment is working on the game. The studio is headed by ex-Naughty Dog veterans Bob Rafei and Dan Arey.

As for the TV series, it will debut on Cartoon Network later this year and will consist of a mighty 52 episodes, with each spanning for 11 minutes.

Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA chief content officer for Sonic, said “SEGA is constantly looking to feed the appetite of Sonic fans, new and existing alike. The various pieces of the Sonic Boom project, such as its unique look, mix of comedy, and action and its focus on the whole ensemble with Sonic as the star, offer another exciting part of that universe for people to explore and enjoy. It will be at once familiar but also new.”

Sega has promised to reveal more details about the new Sonic in the days to come.