Despite Sonic Boom being the worst selling Sonic the Hedgehog game in history, Sega's not giving up on the speedy blue guy. There's a new 3DS game coming "later this year".
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is riffing on the Cartoon Network show that's running right now, and centres around a new gameplay mechanic rooted in -- you guessed it -- fire and ice.
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.
New to the title is the introduction of Bot Racing, a supplemental game tied to the single player story with multiplayer gameplay. The new Bot Racing feature is an extension of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice that is purely about racing and speed, where a user will unlock character themed Bots to challenge friends on fast courses or tracks.
As with most Sonic games, you're not only playing as the blue guy. Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks are also along for the ride too.