Sonic's got a scarf now and he's coming back to the 3DS with Sonic Boom

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Sonic's got a scarf now and he's coming back to the 3DS with Sonic Boom
| Sonic Boom

Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega's perennial poster boy, is ready to show off his edgy new image in an upcoming 3DS and Wii U refresh called Sonic Boom.

It's an all-new Sonic, you see.

He's got a new scarf and some new athletic tape wraps around his old wrists and ankles. Sort of like Sonic meets Uncharted with a brief stopover in The Mummy franchise - but we digress. New Sonic game!

Details on Sonic Boom are a bit light at the moment as the information's just coming from Sega now but we know the 3DS version will be developed by Sanzaru – a name you might recognise from its work on Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

Also, it'll put a firm focus on teamwork between Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

Sonic Boom is also hitting the airwaves as a TV show, and Kotaku reports that the games will serve as a prequel to the events in the show.

Sounds interesting? Like Sonic with his new Nathaniel Drake look? Then check out the trailer below (which shows off the Wii U footage, courtesy of Nintendo Life) for an idea of what to expect.

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Matthew Diener
Matthew Diener
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