In a move that will probably spark some lively debate across the internet, SEGA has revealed the new direction for Sonic The Hedgehog here in the West: entitled Sonic Boom. This new franchise will apparently spawn a CGI television show, toys, Wii U/3DS games and probably a whole mess of badly-drawn hentai and mis-spelled fan fiction, if we're totally honest.
We... will take some convincing, since this seems to be a fairly transparent attempt to conform to Western clichés. After all, nothing says "totally radical shenanigans" like dubstep, pointless bandages, dodgy pashminas and... WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO KNUCKLES?! Damn, he's been pumping some serious iron, and looks... just... okay, his design is moderately awesome.
Enjoy these new trailers and do let us know what you make of them. So long as Sonic Boom spawns a decent game, we really won't sweat the small stuff - and remember that the Japanese studios will continue creating games based on the traditional designs.