We got some clarification on that mystery Sonic Boom character that was leaked a week or so ago. Today, SEGA revealed Sticks, a “jungle badger who has spent most of her life living alone in the wilderness.”
Sticks will play a prominent role in both the Sonic Boom TV series and the video game.
“Sticks is a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise,” said Hiroyuki Miyazaki, the chief content officer for the Sonic Brand at SEGA of America. “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.”
SEGA explains that Sticks is the most “primal” character in the Sonic Universe. “Sticks is wilder than the other members of Sonic’s team with unparalleled animal instincts and extremely sharp survival skills,” read the SEGA Blog post. “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.
“Sticks has a good heart and a genuine desire to get closer to her new friends, particularly Amy, who helps Sticks adapt to civilization,” the post continued. “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.”
[Via SEGA Blog]