Sonic And Co. Have A New Pal In Sonic Boom – Sticks

By Ishaan . May 29, 2014 . 1:30pm

The Sonic franchise is getting another character in Sonic Boom, an alternate take on the world of Sonic the Hedgehog. As detailed in past reports, Sonic Boom covers a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game, as well as a new TV series.



Sonic Boom is being developed by Big Red Button for Wii U and Sanzaru Games for Nintendo 3DS. The Wii U version is being built using a modified version of Crytek’s CryEngine 3, and will support co-op gameplay.

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  • carlospsp

    I fear this serie

    • Nanaki

      Are you the woman to the left of that thumbnail for the video? If so, you’re expressing your fear perfectly.

  • wererat42

    Anyone remember when Sonic was just… Sonic?

    • As much as I like Sonic 1, I think Tails, Amy and Knuckles really livened up things. It is why I just cannot side with complainers of Sonic’s Friends (not you, just in general reception).

      • Bunzi

        Scapegoats, yo.

        Remember when they knocked off that huge list of Sonic’s friends for 4, and than 4 turned out to be mediocre at best?

    • Wait what

      Yes. I remember that one singular game before they started introducing more characters. I also remember the better games that followed. Having new characters does not make a game bad. It didn’t make Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Colors, or Sonic Generations bad. This isn’t even a main series game, so who knows what will happen with this character.

      • Kaetsu

        It’s what made Sonic Heroes my favourite Sonic game.

      • Shippoyasha

        Cream and Blaze were excellent additions to the roster in my opinion. I even like Big the Cat and I hope he gets a revamped fishing mini game. I just laugh at the continual hate Big the Cat gets.

    • Fidelis

      Sega’s been pandering to your demographic since like 2008, man, there’s no “remember” about it these days.

      • wererat42

        There is no “my demographic”

        The only Sonic game I ever played was the first one, back when I rented a Genesis from the movie rental. After that I got an SNES. Wanted a system to play RPGs and the Genesis just wasn’t it.

        • Fidelis

          I’m talking about the people who have been fondly remembering and asking for Sega to go back to a “Sonic only” approach to games.
          Starting with unleashed in 2008, there hasn’t been a single main-series sonic game with any character playable that ISN’T Sonic. In addition to that, anyone who isn’t within the trio of Sonic, tails, or Eggman has an extremely minimal if not nonexistant role in the stories.

  • DaDivaQueen

    uhhh…dafuq? No thanks.

  • Dylan Shamblin
    • It is like they pulled a Honey the Cat there.

    • Kaetsu

      New Skies of Arcadia in development? She actually reminded me a lot of Ty The Tasmanian Tiger(I’m sure no one knows about him).

    • Not complaining about Skies but this is probably closer…

      Anyone remember Marine?

      • Chow

        I just realized that Marine and Aika are in pretty much identical poses here.

        • Oh shit. They are.

          • J_Joestar

            weird thought but what if you put Tikal and Fina together? they are both from ancient civilizations and have a partnership/association with a liquidy transforming creature.

    • Chow

      Also, Marine the Raccoon:

      • Beat you by like 30 seconds. :/

        • Chow

          Yeah, saw that when I refreshed. Gotta go fast, but I decided to rehost to imgur, and also to watch the video before posting.

          • To be fair I saw an article about it on another site hours ago so I had that primed.

          • Chow

            Me too, but I wasn’t in a position to post. I knew what the image was, but I wanted to make sure the video wouldn’t mess anything up about my post. Amusingly, we apparently used the same resource to find the image.

            (how far can we attempt to one-up each other? lol)

      • FuuuuuuSION! HAAAA

    • J_Joestar

      Aika got reborn as a Badger?!?!

  • Ooh Bee

    This is cringeworthy.

  • Jesse

    And in come the complainers. -_- It’s good to see some new characters for a new series, imo.

    • Kaetsu

      The problem is that Sonic already has way to many characters that are pretty much dead anyway. Why not bring them back? They could have Jet, Big The Cat(I love him, don’t hate), Shadow, Espio, Vector, e.t.c. Need a female character? Blaze, Rogue, Cream, e.t.c. They didn’t need another character.

      • In the case of Sticks, it is true they could have used Cream as Amy’s friend instead.

        Unless there’s significant reasons Sticks fits into the story of course.

        • Kaetsu

          She seems to be living in the jungle of this new place Sonic and friends stumbled upon. So yes she does fit into the story.

      • If she’s lucky, she’ll be liked and can join in the Olympics and such, and that’d be cool to have another female character there~.

  • epy

    I don’t get the hate. She looks fine.

    • Kaetsu

      She looks great! That’s not the problem.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Let’s just say that Sega always kicks a new character back to the trash when their time is over, unlike how Nintendo will always remember past characters and bring them back from obscurity…Daisy and Birdo were the first ones.

      • Fidelis

        It’s not a bad thing to retire a character once he or she has served their purpose rather than suffer from an over-saturated cast. And even if it did, it doesn’t have a bearing on how good or bad of a character Sticks’ll be in regards to Sonic Boom

    • Samsara09

      haters gonna hate.How are they gonna live without hating everything?

      • Guest

        Well they don’t have to like it and they have every right to show their dislike.hate no matter how harsh it may be. When will people understand that?

    • Shippoyasha

      She looks cute and I love the tribal look.

      Loved Tikal in Sonic Adventure and Archie comics as well.

    • DragKudo

      I think the hate is because she looks like a previous sonic character that could have been used. And they’re probably afraid to get attached to her because we know they won’t ever use her again unless sonic boom becomes its own series or she gets her own game.

  • Serge

    People complaining about this being cringe and goofy missed the point of a talking blue hedgehog running around the world.

    • DragKudo

      I don’t get how an annoying voice can compare to a talking hedgehog.

      • Blaz

        I don’t care what the copious amounts of Sonic Fandom’s say about him, because we already know they consider it a tragedy. What I’m more worried about is the relationships this character brings, what substance comes from her being in the group, how she is portrayed and what stereotypes are used or not used towards her being a “Wild One”. Because that’s what makes a character a character, their voice means nothing so long as the personality and character types resound well. But please, Sonic Fan’s do keep saying how this is the scourge of the Sonic Universe… for the 19th or 20th thousand time.

        • DragKudo

          I never said her voice was bad, its annoying but not bad. I like her voice actor she did Pandora’s voice in Kid Icarus. So take your shit somewhere else please.

          A voice means something to me if the voices is bad then i will dislike that character unless i warm up to them through their actions. For example I didn’t like Anges’s voice (even though I love Erin’s voice) but later in the game it grew on me because of what she did later on in the game. It was still annoying the crap out of me but it was okay.

          I was waiting for someone to say this to me.

          • Blaz

            If a voice means so much to you, I advise you. Start listening to the Japanese Dubs and English Subs. Japanese companies tend to keep their voice actors for many more years than most other voice actors. They are consistent and try to make the voices fit somewhat with the characters perfectly, priding themselves on said quality. Otherwise, everyone else, focus on the other traits that make more sense, considering voices in America change just from the smallest thing.

          • DragKudo

            i do listen to Japanese dubs but they can suck too. have you seen Himawarii? Again i’m not saying her voice is bad its just annoying. Like Anges crybaby voice, Vanilles fake happy voice, they are good voices just annoying.

            I never said I only focus on their voices. But their voice is what makes me like or dislike them until i can see hwat they do and or what they stand for. I play a lot of RPGs you will hear more talking than fighting, when you meet a character their voice and appearance is the first thing you will get from their character.

            I like sticks though, it seems like there is going to be a dark plot twist involving her, but her voice is still annoying
            I also like to apologize for being rude.

          • Blaz

            No, I knew you weren’t. You didn’t give off the vibe of “I don’t like it because it’s not the Holy Sonic Trinity (Sonic 1, 2, and 3 w/ Knuckles).”. Voices don’t mean much these days, usually hit or miss, and if you come to a game for the voices, you’ll be disappointed, hugely. That’s why focusing on the traits that take precedence in the characters designs are your best bets. Sonic’s voice got deeper and more “manry” over 2 years even though he hasn’t aged from 16, now he’s 17. I call it a growths spurt.

          • DragKudo

            Lol sonic 2 and 3 are the only ones of the classics I’ve played. Sonic Adventure 2 is my favorite.

            I know when i go into a game i don’t get my hopes on the voices unless i know who is voice acting before playing. I usually go in thinking it will be ok but i end up getting surprised.

          • CureMarine

            That’s because her voice is MEANT to be annoying. It’s SUPPOSED to sound like that. Not what it sounds like dubbed.

          • DragKudo

            SIGH……..I got the feeling she was supposed to be weird but that would lead to some annoyance. I don’t believe for one second they made her to be annoying, unless they want fans to dislike her and have a reason to get rid of her after the game is over.

    • Jeffrey Thrash

      I personally find it kind of funny that people are taking the Sonic Boom cartoon way too seriously. I could go and remind them that this is a separate branch of the Sonic franchise and the target demographic is 6- to 11-year-old children, or I can sit back and enjoy the madness like everyone else. That said, it inspires a little bit of confidence that SEGA isn’t trying to hedge their bets with a “pure” Sonic game this year. They seem to be going all-in with this.

  • Ixbran

    I think shes adorable, i love spaztic silly characters like this. I’ve a feeling she might become one of my favorite characters in this new series.

    X 3

  • “Sonic And Co. Have A New Pal”

    sega i thought we were past this

    • Ethan_Twain

      Never. Never ever.

      For what it’s worth, I don’t think that adding new Sonic characters is necessarily a bad thing. It’s been done so often now that it’s just a very low risk venture. If the game is good and finds an audience then Sticks can join the regulars like Cream or Blaze. If the game is bad or the TV show doesn’t do well then Sticks can hang out with the jungle friend from Sonic Rush Adventure or that Alligator dude.

      • By Alligator you mean Vector. I miss the Chaotix, it was a shame they never explored further mysteries cause people hate nearly everybody. =/

        • Ethan_Twain

          Yeah, SEGA only gets one new Sonic character to stick per console cycle it seems. Blaze did okay last gen. Came in Sonic Rush, moved over into other games pretty quickly. Other characters like werehog Sonic, green hoverboard dude, and Sonic Rush Adventure jungle friend didn’t stick around.

          • Aisha Lee

            well werehog sonic was more of a transformation then a new character and with the way the story end I can see why he’s not coming, Jet (green hoverboard dude) is more of a spin-off character then mostly gets shown in the Riders series. Can’t really argue Marine though. She does get mention from time to time.

        • Fidelis

          The Chaotix have been used a decent amount. They’ve been in all the games since heroes (sans 06 , lost world, and unleashed) that don’t solely focus on sonic and tails.
          They were in generations, Vector’s been in all the Olympic games and free riders. They’re pretty much mainstays now.

          • Mc-kun

            How about Heavy and bomb? We haven’t seen them since the Chaotix game. The only person who’s been in a ton of games has been Vector himself.

    • Aisha Lee

      I don’t see how adding a new character is a bad thing. In fact some of the best Sonic games had new characters in them (with the exception of 06.)

  • Samsara09

    Hi there Sticks,you seem cool.Oh,you say you will probably be hitting a life long vacation after this game?you don’t say,my dear!

    what?you won’t be alone?Ah yes,Sonic had many “new friends” that were put in the fridge too.Fancy,you won’t be alone.

  • Makoto Yuki

    That hair… that costume… that voice. This game is just getting weirder…

  • MrJechgo

    Oh hey, hi Marine XD

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Still prefer Marine ‘-‘

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      its marine with memory lost

      • DragKudo

        That could work. She does seem crazy.

  • Herok♞

    The new character seems fun, even if the voice will take some getting used to.

  • You know who the voice actor reminds me of…?

    That one popular Viner, I think her name’s Brittany Furlan?

  • Spirit Macardi

    Nothing wrong with a new character, but I would have liked to see more familiar faces before bringing in new ones.

    Heck, bring back Orbot and Cubot as Eggman’s lackeys. I LOVE those two!

    • Hinataharem

      They’ve been in like, every game since they first appeared.

      • Spirit Macardi

        They weren’t in Generations. And so far no sign of them in here, which is a shame since they’re basically canon versions of Scratch and Grounder x3

        • Hinataharem

          Don’t get me wrong, I love them too. But I would not be upset if they didn’t appear here, since this is an alternate universe.

        • Fidelis

          Orbot and Cubot were confirmed long ago

  • shouldve been cree summer ;n;

    • Oh. I want that so bad now.

      Better yet, why don’t they just add another female character and make her a badass, and have Cree Summer play her~?

      • I would be ALL for it! Might be an unpopular opinion, but i cant get enough of her voice acting!

        • I can’t either!

          I remember quite a few people were hype over voicing Medusa in KI:U, so I think she could easily justify another character being added even~.

  • So Sticks…in Sonic Boom…heh. I get it. Boom. Sticks. Unfortunately for her SHE’S NOT WELCOME! Stop it with these unnecessary characters when you already have 20,000 to choose from, Sega! Jeez! -_-

    • Aisha Lee

      I think your thinking of the sonic comics in terms of character numbers. game wise there have been about 30 characters in the series.

      • No, I was just over exaggerating for emphasis. I’m aware there are only around 20-30 characters in the game universe.

        • Aisha Lee

          sarcasm. still trying to work that one out.

  • Hinataharem

    Boom Sticks

  • Cephrien

    “Hey, let’s just go all the way with this and give her a really annoying voice too.”

  • So she’s their Pinkie Pie? I can get behind that~!

  • TheManWithPants


  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    she sounds like an old insane smoker

    I bet in the end, she really its marine that got lost after the events in Sonic rush two and got brain damage

  • Strain42

    I know this puts me in the minority, but I welcome new Sonic characters. Odds become good that eventually they’ll make more that I like. Fun characters that can go in Strain42’s Sonic Shelf of Achievement alongside Espio the Chameleon and…um…uh…Big the Cat?

    Speaking of, what is Sticks? I’m used to characters being introduced as “Name” the “Animal”

    Well until I see something that says otherwise, she’s Sticks the Bandicoot as far as I’m concerned.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, MUSHROOM!

  • Hector Velar

    I just can’t take my eyes off Knuckles… steroids=bad

  • Tenabrus

    I welcome new characters, she seems ok.

    The voice however I gotta say I’m not feeling it.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Not enough bandage wrap

  • Call me crazy, but I actually really like Sticks.

    Also I bet so much that people are gonna ship Sticks and Amy like crazy.

  • hickorypan

    Why’s everyone whining about her voice? I get the impression that she’s supposed to be a little annoying… you know, like Sonic or Amy or Shadow, or any of the millions of other cringeworthy characters in this series?

    I think her design and personality are great. I especially like how she doesn’t look at all like a jungle badger, just like how the other guys don’t — that’s something which most Sonic fans don’t seem to grasp well, and I’m glad the developers of Sonic Boom understand.

    • Guest

      Opinions maybe. They don’t have to like her voice.

  • DragKudo

    Please tell me i’m not the only who thinks Cindy Robinson is cute.

  • AugustAPC

    The best Sonic characters are the ones that aren’t built around a personality derived from voice acting. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all showed their personalities vividly, before they had voices.
    Now we get annoying ass characters like Big, Chip and Sticks who sounds like Robert De Niro on helium.
    I dunno man, I wish Sonic games would just shut the fuck up and go back to making characters that are cool based on their gameplay.

  • dotdotdot

    At least she’s proportional…

  • Prototype_

    Sounds like a great addition to the crew, I also really like how they keep showing us the behind the scenes stuff with this game it’s cool to see that stuff.

  • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

    I’m kinda opposed to this… mostly because it’d be ice to have a Sonic adventure with just the core 4 characters.

  • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

    *sigh* I’m not trying to say we shouldn’t have new characters, but I was really enjoying the idea of just Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Tails.

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