Submitted by Valay 171d ago | news

SEGA planning new game around Sonic Boom, first look at new Sonic and Knuckles designs

SEGA’s Sonic press event is taking place as we speak, and one member of the press was kind enough to share a few tidbits from the presentation. (3DS, PS3, PS4, Sonic The Hedgehog, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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-Foxtrot  +   171d ago
What the hell have they done to them...

Why base it around a TV show for kids ages 8 - 11, it means the games are going to feel like that.

God SEGA are clueless when it comes to Sonic these days
NYC_Gamer  +   171d ago
SEGA will finish off what's left of the franchise
-Foxtrot  +   171d ago
How many times though now have they tried to "reinvent" it

Sonic The Hedghog 2006

Sonic and the Secret Ring/Black Knight/Unleashed - All had gimmicks

Sonic 4 Episodes

Sonic Colours/Generations

I mean Jesus Christ

As I've said before I'd rather they reboot it and do it as an origin story with the Freedom Fighters. Have a darker tone for the game, too many Sonic games over the years have gotten cheesy.

They shouldn't of mentioned the age rating for the TV show because now they are basically admitting, yeah it's going to child like. If Mario can appeal to all ages why can't they do the same to Sonic.

Knuckles looks like a tank who is on Steroids and Sonic with his scarf and new hair looks like a pompous douche
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jimbobwahey  +   171d ago
Sonic Generations was the only good Sonic game in a long time, and I have no idea why they don't just make something like that again. Wasn't it also the best selling Sonic game in a really long time as well? Everybody loved it and yet they go right back to making garbage...
-Foxtrot  +   171d ago

Yeah same here, Generations was the best game so far the only thing I didn't like was the Modern Sonic levels. Thats why I wouldn't mind a reboot since they could go back to the young Sonic design.

Colours was alright but the wisps put me off, it was pretty cheesy

It feels like SEGA nearly get it right but they always have that one big thing which ruins it. Look at the gimmicks they added to the Secret Rings, Unleashed and The Black Knight. I mean a Sword....in a Sonic game.....COME ON

Freedom Fighters would be great with better designs

Yi-Long  +   171d ago
The best Sonic-design is still the original 'chubby' Sonic, which we saw in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2.

And that gameplay and level design was also the best.

Sonic 1 and 2 are still absolute classics well worth playing. After that, they just completely lost it somehow. Adding in new moves (like an automatic grab, which took the speed out of the gameplay), and (mostly) lame characters.

It's amazing to me how Sega can't seem to realise that all they have to do is take Sonic 2D games back to that platforming-perfection we saw in Sonic 1 and 2.

And for 3D titles, they should look at the Mario Galaxy games as an example, instead of turning it into some kind of 'rollercoaster' where you've got minimal control over Sonic.
kickerz  +   171d ago
That scarf.. Lol either sonic is a little cold or sonic is now gay
sweetSWAGGER  +   171d ago

YES. A thousand times, YES. Generations made me care about Sonic again, but it also reminded me why people hate the game. Sonic team should look at Mario 3D world in terms of perspective (a marrying of both 2D and 3D), because wildly switching between a 2D and 3D perspective just doesn't really work for Sonic games.

And I guess Sonic wants to be Nathan Drake for some reason.
TomShoe  +   171d ago
BakPAin  +   171d ago
I like Sonic episodes!
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Frodosmugins  +   170d ago
Probably trying to appeal to the new generation of people going gym to get buffed up with Knuckles!

and sonic just looks pansy now with that scarf! pop culture sucks!
Bobby Kotex  +   170d ago
I guess everyone forgot sonic is a kids game, just like mario. I lost interest by the time I hit puberty.
sonic989  +   171d ago
finger crossed ...
i am hoping for the best the best the best ..
dunno why am still nervous
crusf  +   171d ago
You speak without even knowing what the game will look/feel/sound/Play like don't assume something you might end up regretting later.
-Foxtrot  +   171d ago
Even though it's SEGA, the guys who end up releasing a Sonic game which usually has something wrong with it whether it's gameplay, art style or level design.

If they never made a mistake...fair enough but since they have I think people can fairly judge.
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linkenski  +   171d ago
Japanese people trying to target a western audience in a nutshell. They end up trying to please a demographic they don't actually understand.
live2play  +   171d ago
If its worth. Anything its not made by sonic team, its actually ex naughty dog devs
hkgamer  +   170d ago
no wonder i got some kinda crash vibe
Amigaengine  +   171d ago

looks pretty amazing to me
TBONEJF  +   171d ago
Why the heck do the look so damn tall for? Seriously they should of kept their original design. someone should fire the head of the art dept at sega
ChickeyCantor  +   170d ago
It mainly sells to a younger audience. They know EXACTLY what they are doing.
CertifiedGamer  +   170d ago
I don't understand why people are upset. Sonic is aiming for a demographic of children. They aren't aiming for teens or adults. I think they made the right choice by going for kids but the wrong choice by going wii U and 3DS exclusive. Their are parents that would buy this for their kids who own a PS4, or Xbox One had they chosen to make it for multi platform.
GhostTurtle  +   170d ago
Seems to be the case with most Japanese Devs these days.
IanVanCheese  +   171d ago
So they stretched his legs out on a rack and covered him in bandages? I guess that's the key demographics that chime with the kids these days; medieval torture and Egyptian mummies.
Metallox  +   171d ago
Knuckles... what happened to you?! Sonic looks really weird, too. It has something on his face that makes me feel that. And the scarf...
KonsoruMasuta  +   171d ago
What......... what..... what have they done?! Noooooooooo!! They ruined it!!!!!


Why does Knuckles look like he is taking roids?
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VENOMACR1227  +   171d ago
Because thats the modern cool. I agree, looks stupid. They should just make a 3D Sonic game based on the old school games. Unfortunately, Sega and the Sonic franchise are dying.
Snookies12  +   171d ago
Lol, he's got a serious case of baby face on that gorilla body too... His legs should be breaking under the pressure of his torso.
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SpideySpeakz  +   170d ago
I don't care how it looks. All I care about is the gameplay, and its looking good.
Rockefellow  +   171d ago
They give Sonic a scarf... Scruff his hair up to make it look like he has mange... Stretch Knuckles out to 8 feet tall... My Lord. I realize they're going with the look of the new syndicated cartoon, but it feels like with every step forward in the Sonic world, someone slips and falls down a flight of stairs in order to reboot or freshen up the franchise. There were plenty of great aspects to a lot of the recent Sonic games; why not focus on improving upon what fans have enjoyed instead of scrapping everything accomplished once a year?
nick309  +   171d ago
kB0  +   171d ago
Knuckles looks like he's on roids:P I prefer the old knuckles but the new sonic looks pretty cool:P
Monkeycan8  +   171d ago
he's all grown up *wipes tear from eye*
Chrono  +   171d ago
PeteyMcPickle  +   171d ago
Oh no... Please god no! What have you done to them!?
lilbroRx  +   170d ago
Its a based on a children's cartoon.

People read nothing before replying these days.
PeteyMcPickle  +   170d ago
You assume too much. I read it, it's based off of Sonic Boom the upcoming CG animated series. This in no way means I can't hate the character design.

Sonic's arms are blue for Christ sake!
blackbirdi  +   171d ago
they sux
Joegrine20  +   171d ago
Knuckles skipping legs day once again
youndamie  +   171d ago
I think they got sonic perfect ok in the tv show Sonic X. The last good sonic game I played was Sonic Heroes on gamecube.
maniacmayhem  +   171d ago
Geez, why is Knuckles flexing so hard?

I don't mind the other designs but Knuckles looks....uncomfortable..
segamon  +   171d ago
this is not the Knuckles we all know and love, wtf SEGA?!
Plasticgearsolid  +   171d ago
Sonic would look good if his legs and arms were way shorter.

As for knuckles wtf. My guess is their new game is skylanders-esque
Geobros  +   171d ago
Its not so bad finally, looks interesting...
tigertron  +   171d ago
Sega...what have you done?!
DrRobotnik  +   171d ago
Sega what are you doing!?...NO Sega!..STAHP!!!
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linkenski  +   171d ago
OMFG Knuckles doesn't even look brawn... he's just a fat derp now. Sonic looks like he took inspiration from Jak from Jak & Daxter... something I should add doesn't make Sonic more original so I don't understand why they're doing this.

Tails and Amy look charismatic though and that's not too bad actually.
mydyingparadiselost  +   171d ago
Eh, the designs aren't awful. I'm more concerned about how a new game will play than the aesthetics of a blue running hedgehog and company.
listenkids  +   171d ago
Sonic is for kids, understand that, it'd be shit in your eyes no matter what they do to it.
Concertoine  +   171d ago
No, everything was fine before. Sonic was on his way back with colors and gens and now they started from square 1. They fixed what wasnt broken.
SpiralTear  +   171d ago

I'm gonna wait until the setting and story fundamentals are explained. For now, though, consider me under "cautious."
from the beach  +   171d ago
Not a fan, to say the least, but if the youngsters like it then so be it.
Nuk  +   171d ago
Looks like they're suffering from some kind of condition.
JackieCruise69  +   171d ago
The only design that really bothers me is Knuckles. The others are decent..
Knuckles looks like he's on major roids but forgot to work out his legs while he was at it.

I dunno. Not gonna judge until I get more info, I'm kinda mixed atm. >.>
stragomccloud  +   171d ago
Okay... so I'm cool with the new Sonic.... but what the heck happened to Knuckles?!
scissor_runner  +   171d ago
Wow I thought that looked fun, think I'll get the other sonic just to see where they may be going. Hmmmm there is a new kid cartoon, guess I'll see what the kids are into. This looks fun though.
Galaxy= the last sonic
Mario 3d world= this new sonic

I'm liking the art so far.

You guys are the reason nintendo sticks to their guns. There are like 12 different sonics out there. Sonic 1 and 2 where boring yet had great music. You just can't please you guys unless I guess you are making these games lol. The designs are fine. His name is knuckles he should be big and bad. Sega is trying there best to please you guys. The feed back works better when it makes sense. Fans almost always kill the things they love.

I think I'll be giving this one a try though looks fun.
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princejb134  +   171d ago
Lol at knuckles
He looks like he's been working out... A lot
Kte  +   171d ago
You kids are retarted its like Sonic Heroes reborn. And I for one think the new Knuckles looks great.
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