"At this week’s GameStop Expo, I got the chance to pick up and play the new 3D Sonic the Hedgehog adventure game, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. This is a bit of a different take on the blue blur. The game has a heavier focus on brawling, melee combat and 3D adventure exploration. The demo play was more comparable to the Jak & Daxter series than previous iterations of the Sonic franchise. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a prequel to the upcoming, new animated series Sonic Boom, which will air on Cartoon Network later this year."