Even though Sonic Boom didn’t speed its way into the hearts of fans last year, Sega is sticking with the series by announcing Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.
Once again developed by Sanzaru Games, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will feature five playable characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Sticks, and Amy) along with a brand new supervillain (D-Fekt) and the return of Dr. Eggman. In addition to a new bad guy to stomp, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will include special fire and ice powers for each character:
To create an entirely new experience, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will infuse fire and ice elements throughout gameplay, enabling new abilities to play out in special character moves and interactions with environments. The new title also delivers gameplay that enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take their time with deeper exploration and puzzle play.
Besides the single-player portion of the game, Sanzaru plans to add a speed-focused multiplayer minigame, Bot Racing, to Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Players will be able to unlock character-themed Bots to challenge friends as they work their way through the campaign.
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be available exclusively for the 3DS this Fall.