New Sonic Boom Title Continues the Franchise on 3DS

Sonic the Hedgehog. There’s not a lot we can say about the little guy. It’s been years since we enjoyed any of his games that have come out on consoles but hey, maybe this new one will break the curse. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice looks to keep the series alive by bringing new elemental functions to the game.

Sonic and friends will still race around, as is the norm for these games, but they’ll also solve puzzles, visit new and familiar locations and battle against a new enemy. There is also a mini multiplayer game called Bot Racing to give players a bit of a break from racing to…race some more! The fire and ice elements will add new abilities to the game. For example, Sonic using fire could make this game so hot it sells billions of copies or using ice powers, the entire franchise will become cryogenically frozen for thousands of years and once all memories of Sonic the Hedgehog have been erased from Earth, Fire & Ice will become the best game in their present time. So, perhaps it’s a win-win situation for Sega.

In addition to Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice being announced, this summer marks the arrival of Sonic Central which is an entire news app dedicated to Sonic and all related content. You can check out fan art, wallpapers, videos and character information on the app. It’s available for Android and iOS devices.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be available during the 2015 holiday season. We’ll fill you in on all the latest updates and whether or not you’ll need to pick up the game with a pair of oven mitts or just shove it in the back of a freezer. Watch the trailer for the 3DS exclusive below.