BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- SEGA®'s returned to speed with Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is now available for purchase in North America exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems for $39.99 in the United States and CDN$49.99 in Canada. Based off of the cast of characters from the hit animated TV series Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice follows Sonic and his friends as they investigate some mysterious and dangerous fissures that are erupting around their home island. The evil Dr. Eggman is back at it again! Supercharging his latest bot-creations who discovered a new element called Ragnium, he returns to defeat his eternal rival Sonic once and for all along with his latest recruit, D-Fekt. Players will be tasked with mastering the elements of fire and ice, run through lush environments and stopping Dr. Eggman's latest plan to defeat Sonic for once and for all!
Developed by Sanzaru and published by SEGA, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice takes Sonic back to his roots, giving players the classic platform gaming experience and feeling of speed. Additionally, it features a seamless character swap between Sonic and friends -- Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks. Unlike previous iterations, players can play the adventure platform game straight through, or can take pauses from the adventure to take on the mini-challenges and explore the other aspects of the game like the local multi-player bot races! Exclusive to North America is the launch edition of the game, which includes three episodes of the animated series on DVD for the first time.
"We've spent the 25th anniversary year of Sonic developing games that give fans of all ages the best Sonic experience for them," said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer of Sonic Pillar and SVP of SEGA of America. "With the release of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, we proudly give fans of the Sonic Boom TV series the ability to play along with their favorite characters in a fast paced adventure platformer game."
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is based off the hit animated series, Sonic Boom. Announced for a second season, the cartoon is currently airing in over 100 countries. In the United States, the series is also streaming on Hulu. For more information on where to watch the cartoon, fans should check their local cable provider.
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About SEGA of America
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com
About Sanzaru Games:
Sanzaru Games is a California based independent videogame developer founded in 2007. The studio has created many award winning games on platforms such as the Oculus Rift, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, 3DS, iOS and Android platforms for a variety of publishers including Oculus, Disney, Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts and Nintendo.
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