Mar 17th, 2014

Over the weekend a fan site got hold of some concept art for Sonic Boom and posted it online. The first piece released is the new character design for Dr. Eggman, which you can see above. Eggman now sports a slimmer body with a very military-looking uniform. Of course the crazy mustache and goggles remain and Eggman now has some sort of PipBoy looking device on his arm.

As much as I wasn’t a fan of the designs revealed for the main characters, this new Dr. Eggman design is actually appealing. In previous games Eggman was little more than a bumbling, round mad scientist. It looks like Sonic Boom will finally put some characterization to Sonic’s nemesis. This new character design screams Dr. Robotnik more than Eggman any day, though.

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  • Ony

    I hope Sonic Boom will break the curse on Sonic games.

    And maybe Sonic Team in Japan will move their ass to make what peoples really wants… like… Sonic adventure 3 that EVERYBODY IN THE UNIVERSE wants ?

    • Mario

      Or maybe the first Mario and Sonic crossover that ISN’T ABOT THE OLIMPYC GAMES!?

  • brian

    Well this I could have guessed. Larger torso, tiny legs. Just like the rest of the characters in Sonic Boom.

    • NyallJodhan

      Rumour has it they all skip leg day at the gym. I think they need a new instructor.

  • BIG Franky

    I think he looks great! but now that he isn’t shaped like an egg I wish they’d change his name back to Dr. Robotnik!
    to be honest…. the more I see the Sonic Boom characters, the more they’ve grown on me. even knuckles…

    • Totally agree with you there. Robotnik was an all around better name for the crazy Russian-looking dude.


        Eggman’s new build makes him look like he’s one of those dudes that compete in those Strong Man Competitions

        • Hobo

          They should rename him Doctor Sexy Beast, and give him a French accent to go with him!

    • Roadkill409

      Agreed. Robotnik is a much better name. I can’t figure out why the name Eggman bothers me, but I prefer Robotnik.

    • Will W

      I agree with you about Doctor Robotnik, but the style of characters just seems to be trying to look like all the other ‘modern 3D’ characters, with angles and such.

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Bit Colin Baker…


    I like the redesign…I just don’t like the color.
    I know it so you can identify Eggman but still he could have different colors other than red,black and yellow

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Red Baron Eggman

  • Henry Hotspur

    I like his new shape a lot more. Still seems to sport ultra-thin legs, but now his upper body is not egg-shaped, just looks jacked.

    • Logan Wayman

      Actually, if you look at his torso, it looks like an upside-down egg.

  • tom

    Is this game a WII U exclusive also?

    • J_Joestar

      Nintendo Exclusive, there is supposed to be a 3DS version as well

      • tom

        Thanks! Does it have a release date yet?

  • David Trail

    I wish he was a bit fatter. Like the older ones but he looks cool. I think this is the look that they are going for.

  • Suraj Alexander

    help nintendo out by joining the movement.

  • Zach Cruz

    I don’t like the Jailbody looks of these characters…

  • Blue Hernandez

    Funny because he hasn’t been called Dr. Robotnik since Sonic Adventure. He will always be Dr. Robotnik.

    • J_Joestar

      well i think both Eggman and Robotnik are considered canon names for him now anyways, just one is a nickname and the other a family name.
      Like what Peach did with Toadstool.

      • Blue Hernandez

        Aahhh I had some suspicions about that, but they still never refer to him as Robotnik anymore 🙁

  • Earthworm Jim

    Pulled right out of Despicable Me!!! lol I kid, I kid

  • Shaise

    Will he finally be a villain again?

  • ThatDamnDamon

    Wait, Dr. Robotnik lost weight? Congradulations!