Beyond release dates, it’s been a while since we have had chance to learn any more about Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.
Sharing more about the game’s plot, we learn that Dr. Eggman has discovered the powerful Ragnium element that he can use as fuel to make his robots faster than Sonic. But, when D-Fekt malfunctions, it gains uncontrollable power that results in the islands being turned into fire and ice.
The super villain, Dr. Eggman, discovers a powerful Ragnium element in Ragna Rock island which can fuel his robots and make them faster than Sonic. He then commands his mining robots to search the mythical island. D-Fekt, as one of them malfunctions and is now able to magnetise everything except Ragnium. With this capability, D-Fekt gains more power and messes up the environment of other islands creating fire and ice! Dr. Eggman makes him one of Island Defenders and now ready to face Team Sonic!
Beyond that we have more information about gameplay, which sees Amy Rose return as a playable character having been kidnapped in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Players will be required to mix abilities to tackle obstacles, while “four huge bosses” have been designed to appear across both screens.
Together with our main protagonist, his friends return in their revamped version with their powers still fully intact. Adding to the lineup of playable characters is their friend, Amy Rose. Stop villains, retrieve islands, and bring back the balance in the environment using Sonic’s speed, Tail’s flight, Knuckles’ strength, Sticks’ boomerang, and Amy’s hammer! Mix their unique abilities with the power of fire and ice to pass through obstacles, solve puzzles, and freeze enemies!
Battle with four huge bosses which occupy both 3DS screens! Test your character’s speed and compete in an all-new Bot Racing game with 2 players local play. Play six exploration-based levels and bonus stages such as halfpipe run like the Special Stage from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, calmer underwater stage where a player pilots the Sea Fox and look for collectibles, and third stage which the player pilots a hovercraft and dodges icebergs.
The game was announced at E3 2015, but soon suffered a delay when SEGA made the decision “to make sure the game has the time and polish needed.”
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in North America on September 27th, across Europe on September 30th, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 1st.