Sonic Races to 3DS This Holiday

The publisher and developer Sega has announced a new game in the popular Sonic Boom franchise. Titled Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice,  the game will release for the Nintendo 3DS system. Developed by Sanzaru Games, known for their work on the previous Sonic Boom game on 3DS as well as Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Fire & Ice will feature new gameplay elements involving the use of (natch) fire and ice based abilities. The game will take players to familiar locations as well as new ones while they fight a new villain, D-Fekt. A new addition to the franchise will be a mini game, Bot Racing. The new activity has been labeled as an extension of the core experience that is, “purely about racing and speed, where [the player] will unlock character themed Bots to challenge friends on fast courses or tracks.”


The game itself will be an 2D platformer and features a new playable character,the hammer wielding Amy. Players will be able to traverse levels using their new fire abilities by moving through ice blocks, and run over obstacles using ice powers. This time around the game is designed to allow you move through level as quickly as possible or take your time exploring. Don’t think it’ll be leisure walk through the park however as some of the games bosses will fill both screens with their enormous size. Look forward to speeding your way through this one, holiday 2015!

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