May 30th, 2014

Yesterday Sega posted on their official blog an update about Sonic Boom, introducing a new character to the game. Sticks is a jungle badger who has spent most of her life living alone in the wilderness. She’ll be joining the core franchise characters Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy on their adventures. Her character design is reminiscent of Tarzan, which makes sense given her backstory. According to the blog post, Sticks is the most primal character in the Sonic universe, using her animal instincts and sharp survival skills to her benefit.

Her wildness means that her social skills need plenty of work and she’s not the most trusting individual. Full of outrageous suspicions, Sticks’ instincts often prove to be accurate. While the concepts of sharing, compassion and friendship are foreign to her, Sticks has a good heart and a genuine desire to get closer to her new friends, particularly Amy, who helps Sticks adapt to civilization. Sticks and Amy quickly become best friends, with Sticks willing to go to extremes to protect her new pal, a quality that will play out through new Sonic Boom content. Her eccentric character adds an endless amount of humor and surprise to the Sonic team.

What do you think of the new character design? Are you excited for Sonic Boom? We expect to see more of the game at this year’s E3.

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  • HSN1

    I doubt she will only appear for a limited amount of time in the story mode.
    She looks like the kind of character who prefers to Stick around. *shot*

    • That guy who hates Spike

      She definitely has the potential for character development that SEGA probably wanted. After all, what’s a good cartoon without any sort of character development?

  • Keronos

    hmm…sonic…SEGA…Sticks..uses boomerang, is orange with twin pigtails… Aika from Skies of Arcadia??

    • Shota


  • condor87z

    Sonic Boom…Sticks…Boomstick?

    • condor87z

      Not sure why it says guest. Since that was my post.

      • Matthew Stapleton

        Isn’t technology wonderful like that lol.

  • Mario

    Wait. Is she playable?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Yep She’s Playable Mario. I saw a Screenshot from her In-Game. only it’s the 3DS Version. Wii U I Don’t Know.

      • Mario

        Aww! 🙁

        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

          but I sure she will be in Wii U

  • PS4Rocks

    @overlordror:disqus Thought this would fit for Mario cart 8

  • ZeldaFan83

    Wii U Daily always seems to be lat on their news posting. I read this a few days ago on other gaming sites.

    • Blue Hernandez

      Maybe if Peach’s bewbs were bigger.

      • J_Joestar

        But Amy’s Boom design isn’t exactly stacked.
        Maybe if they end up having a SB Rouge then the artist can add a Daisy based off her.

        • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

          SHE’S 12! What 12 year old has big boobs anyway. What is wrong with you people? Checking for Sonic characters is creepy and wrong.

          • She’s, 13, now. And if Sonic’s age can be considered 21, then Amy is also about 18, 19 now. So you see, never mind. This is a stupid conversation.
            Also, you don’t know that many 12 year olds, do you?

          • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

            Being as a grown man I try not to look at under age girls like that because I think that’s creepy
            I have 3 nieces in those age groups and younger and I wouldn’t want some 20 something+ perv looking at them like that.
            Also it’s a kids show/game.People need to leave your fetishes at the door. They’re plenty of other games that have big breasted women in them.
            This whole topic is juvenile so I just see myself out

          • Just to, clear things up, I am not a grown man. Still, though, I also try not to look at girls like that.
            And yeah, why they decide to go for the humanoid animal creature, rather than actual humans, is beyond me.

      • Well… Her name is Peach… Add an S, and…

    • Matthew Stapleton

      That….actually looks really cool!

        • fireheartis1

          Haha and Tom Baker’s Doctor did it first. Plus I’m down for a good Doctor Who videogame that comes State side this time.

          • Eternity Clock was decent, and the Adventure Games would be nice for free.

          • HorizonChaser

            There was that Evacuation Earth thing for DS & Wii. Wish they crossed the Pond. 😉

          • Trust me, that one was a very bad game.

        • Jackassassin

          It was said that some guys who worked on Uncharted are working on Sonic Boom. Sounds like they’ve got a thing for scarves.

    • majora :D

      Luigi totally looks like Smooth McGroove

    • That guy who hates Spike

      Why is toad so angry?

  • ETMew2348

    great MORE new sonic characters anyone remember when it was just sonic?

    • Mario

      Mario: Remember when it was just me, Donkey Kong and Pauline?

      • ETMew2348

        meh that was for the best imagine Mario Kart with just 3 racers.sadly every new sonic character just keeps getting worst.

      • Guest


    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Link: Remember when it was just me, Ganon and Zelda?

  • Sdudyoy

    I already hate this character.

  • C4

    It’s okay. A cute chipmunk, or whatever. I don’t get the hate at all oO

    What I really want is those Chao creatures though

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Totally agree with you

  • J_Joestar
    • Mario

      Funny thing, she does ressemble a bit to Marine the Raccoon.

    • Shota

      yes joseph. anyways how is jotaro doing?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Who’s that lady? and I don’t mean Sticks and Marine

      • J_Joestar

        Aika from Skies of Arcadia.

        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

          Never Heard of it. When was her Last Game?

          • J_Joestar

            SoA came out for the Dreamcast at around 2000 and it was ported to the Gamecube in 02 i think.

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog


  • gtosheex

    This didn’t make me want this game anymore than i did before…

  • JeanPaul

    sounds like it’s going to have a deep storyline.

  • watchin

    that voice… is just fucking awful

    • discuss

      Indeed! What the hell where they thinking selecting that crappy voice!?

      • watchin

        you gotta have a crappy voice with a crappy game/series

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      just wait until the Game is Finished Okay. I have the Same Problem with Roger as Sonic until Colors was out.

  • J.r. Storms

    why are they adding new characters when they have older ones that they ditched to make more room for sonic?

    • C4

      I don’t see an issue. I suppose Sticks is a character native to the world – or at least a part of it that’s playable (the uh sticks? 😛 ) – in Sonic Boom.

  • Vorpal Blade

    I am looking forward to this game.