At the Tokyo Game Show 2016 (TGS2016), SEGA presented a live gameplay of the upcoming 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure game, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice. This is the third video game based on the Sonic Boom TV series, and a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. In Japan, the game is branded as Sonic Toon: Fire and Ice.
Sonic Boon: Fire and Ice story begins when an extreme weather crisis is causing confusion to the world. Together, Sonic and Amy visits the island of Ragna Rock to investigate. While at the island, the two gets caught in an energy burst from a fissure which is actually the cause of the weather crisis. Sonic and Amy acquires the mysterious power of Fire & Ice from this energy burst. However, at the same time a giant shadow sneaks up to the two, then the adventure to save the world starts there for Team Sonic.
On stage at TGS 2016 is Director Harumasa Nakajima does the live gameplay .
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Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice is a one or two player side-scrolling platform game for Nintendo 3DS focusing in speed and optional exploration. Over the course of the game players gets to control by switching characters among Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Sticks, and Amy.
A unique to this game version in this game is the addition of Fire and Ice Mode, which apply both to the level environments and character abilities. For example, Sonic can infuse himself with fire to break ice blocks or surround himself with ice in order to freeze water, alternating between the two at will.
The game includes six bosses, including the final boss, which only Sonic is playable with, though he will be able to team up with other characters during the fights, both of the 3DS’s screens will be utilized in some way. In addition, the game will also include three types of bonus stages.
Check out the video for the whole gameplay session by Nakajima.
Sonic Boom Fire and Ice will be released on September 27 (US) and on October 27 (Japan) More information visit http://sonic.sega.jp/SonicToon/FireIce/.
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