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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U will be the first title on the console to utilise CryEngine. Sonic Boom will focus on the team uniting to fight Lyric, a giant snake-like creature from an ancient race.
Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series, Sonic Boom delivers a new Sonic experiences with collaborative gameplay at its core. Sonic and friends -- Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks -- will work together as they face their most powerful enemy yet: Lyric, a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. Together, they must prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric delivers a completely new action-adventure gameplay experience for Sonic fans. The detailed levels and emphasis on each character's unique abilities give players more choice in exploration as they work as a team to stop the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric, before he can power up his army. Players will be challenged by over-the-top speed runs, but the heart of the game is focused on intense combat and brand-new abilities including the Enerbeam. This energy-charged cord can be used by characters to navigate the world like never before. Swing or zip-line across gaps, grab and throw enemies, take away their shields in combat, and explore alternate paths filled with lush environments and landscapes.