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has announced Sonic Boom
, a new branch of the Sonic universe which will be available under the form of a CG animated television series, new video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and a new toy line. The worlds of the TV series and videogame will share a common narrative and a number of location and stylistic similarities reflecting full collaboration between videogame, TV series partners and SEGA from the outset.
Co-produced by SEGA of America and OuiDO! Productions
, the Sonic Boom television series will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season. The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action. Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.
Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series, the Sonic Boom video game will be developed in the U.S by California based Big Red Button Entertainment
(Wii U) and Sanzaru Games
(Nintendo 3DS) in collaboration with Sonic Team
. Featuring traditional elements of Sonic games, such as speed, the videogame will also introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic that will allow the Sonic Boom world to be discovered in totally unique ways.