New Sonic Boom Character Revealed
Meet Sticks, a wild jungle badger and the newest addition to Sonic Boom. Sticks will join the core ensemble of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy in the new branch of the Sonic franchise which includes a TV series, Wii U and 3DS game and a new toy range. Sticks is armed with a boomerang and is close friends with Amy.
Hiroyuku Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand describes Sticks as “a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She brings a quirky personality and perspective to the team dynamic, and we look forward to sharing this energetic and funny new character with the world.”
The official Sega blog also released a full description of the character:
Sticks is new to Sonic’s circle of friends – actually new to friends in general – and as the most primal character in the Sonic universe, she is a force of nature in every way. Sticks is wilder than the other members of Sonic’s team with unparalleled animal instincts and extremely sharp survival skills. She’s a fearsome combatant and a tenacious hunter who’s armed with handmade weapons at all times, most notably a handmade boomerang that she keeps in tow.
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.
The 3DS/Wii U game will act as a prequel to the TV series which will air on Cartoon Network in the US and CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014-2015 season.
Check out the video below for a behind the scenes look at the creation of Sticks.