Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is delayed to 2016. Here's the press release:

SEGA Blog said:
Hello, everyone!

Alright, classy people - today we've got some news for you. Some of you might initially see it as a negative, but I'm here to tell you why it's a good thing.

The team at SEGA has decided to delay the release date of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which we announced for Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. In order to make sure the game has the time and polish needed, we're moving it out into 2016. No exact window from us, just yet - it'll be ready when it's ready! In the grand scheme of things, while the downside is that you won't be playing the game this year, the upside is that what you'll play next year, and what fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game, will be a stronger, more enjoyable experience.

We think that's important, not just for this one game, but for all future Sonic titles.

Questions? Comments? Favorite desserts? We welcome them all in the comments, and we'll have more news on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as we move towards next year!

- Aaron

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Gameplay details have surfaced from a listing from Play-Asia.

Play-Asia said:
    Sonic the Hedgehog returns with his latest side-scrolling action-adventure game in Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice! Also known in Japan as Sonic Toon: Fire & Ice, this exclusive Nintendo 3DS game is the third spin-off video game on Sonic Boom TV series and a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Join Team Sonic, save the Sonic Boom universe, and get ready to explore an all-new quest using characters' unique powers combined with fire and ice elements!

    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 magnetize 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!

    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.

    Play with fire, race with ice, and vanish evil... team Sonic unite!
 
A Sonic game that has been delayed numerous times always turns out to be a flop. Oh well, I still have my Genesis. :3
 
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