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Seriously need I say more? I'm CREAMING MY PANTS for this even more so.





Why wouldn't any Sonic fan be pumped up for this? They planned this out masterfully, and it's time they took the risk and explored new ideas that sound practical for gamers and people who love the art of it all (whether it be the story, concept artwork, music or animated show).


Also... FOCKIN' HELL DO I WANT TO WATCH AND PLAY SONIC BOOM RIGHT NOW. XXXXD (I've screen copied the following images for reference)


Behind the Scenes 00d by darkspeeds

Damn you look sexy Sonic!! (Stay that way and don't change man!)


Behind the Scenes 00e by darkspeeds

I'm going to get all emotional again, I LOVE concept art of the Sonic series and this facial expression character sheet in particular hits home for me (a reminder that the Tails expression sheet from Sonic Jam on the SEGA SATURN was the thing that got me into drawing for the first time!)


Behind the Scenes 00a by darkspeeds

The guy in charge of the video game. Bad-ass!


Behind the Scenes 00b by darkspeeds

The guy in charge of the TV series. Kick-ass!


Behind the Scenes 00c by darkspeeds

And this guy... Hey! I had lunch with him a few weeks ago when I caught up with Aaron Webber from SEGA! Top bloke along with the rest of the crew working closely in Brand/Marketing/PR department. Btw, SEGA of America is only a 20 minute bus ride from where I live! lol XD


Behind the Scenes 01 by darkspeeds

OH. MY. GOD. HOLEEEE....


Behind the Scenes 02 by darkspeeds

... SHIT! I mean LOOK at them!! I want to jump right in there RIGHT NOW!!! GARRGH!


Behind the Scenes 03 by darkspeeds

Are you serious?? I WANT TO PLAY AS SONIC AND TAILS!!


Behind the Scenes 06 by darkspeeds

Hey no wait, now I want to play as TAILS AND KNUCKLES!!!


Behind the Scenes 07 by darkspeeds

No no no! SONIC AND KNUCKLES!!! ARRRGGH MY HEAD'S GONNA BLOW!!! (For some weird reason this reminds me of World of Illusion - that forest level during the day time... Seriously click here to see that image below the description, it's almost the same! I remember playing the game with my brother when we were kids! XXD)


Behind the Scenes 04 by darkspeeds

This just keeps getting BETTER and BETTER!!! (And you realise that Knuckles is wearing a unique attire here?)


Behind the Scenes 05 by darkspeeds

Can I say 'oh my god' again...? (There's just SO MUCH storytelling based on these standalone images/concept artwork!! I love it! Just look at the details. LOOK! X3)


Behind the Scenes 09 by darkspeeds

Okay just give me the game now... Please!


Behind the Scenes 10 by darkspeeds

Like pretty please...?


Behind the Scenes 11 by darkspeeds

Ah well at least we get a sneak peak! :D


Behind the Scenes 08 by darkspeeds

Dr. Eggman, as intimidating as ever!


Behind the Scenes 13b by darkspeeds

Behind the Scenes 14b by darkspeeds

And finally we get to see the voice acting crew for SONIC BOOM having an awesome time doing live recordings together in the same booth. Super!


Share your thoughts everyone! I've always looked forward to changes to the Sonic series and this is one to look out for, I'll take the front seat please! 8-)

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Jetxwaveluva Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Knuckles: Whoah! I sound like a fortune cookie! ^_^ *Nom!* Aw, but I don't taste like one. :C ME: *squeals in adorableness*
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CrimDa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Sigh. I remember applying to this company not too long ago. I wish I had the kind of connections you do to sit down with these guys at any point. Would be awesome. 
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FirewaterwarriorKats Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*Fangirl scream* God, now I wish I can get the game now!!!!!!!!
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That concept art and expressions of the characters, though.
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Light-Dusk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ya know, I just realized my biggest question about this is whether or not they will introduce the Chaos Emeralds into this series.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Light-Dusk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Not sure how to feel about that...
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Guardian-of-Legends Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, they already confirmed that the emeralds would not be in the show: www.sonicstadium.org/2014/02/n…
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cresentsky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I have a feeling that this will be a pretty good series along with the game.I'm already used to every character's design but Knuckles's will take some time getting used to but that's just me. :D
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bubbleshoot101 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I've been more excited for a TV series in my life. Everything just looks so GREAT !

And I've heard rumors that Shadow might be put into the show, but I'm not solid on it.
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BeautifulEternalSun Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I want to play them all, but most of all, I call Amy! My sis can play Sonic all she wants, Amy is mine. 
I've been DYING to see her in the games and more more prominent...more important. And now she is going to be exactly how she should be: straight in the action, backing up her friends, and being as deadly as ever. Woo!

And the series seems like it will be a huge laugh box. Which is epic-to-boot! I love it when companies combine Action with Comedy and Drama. Makes it feel more real, but also gives it more character. <33

So eager, and a Sonic game that story is important is a dream come true (not that the past ones didn't have a story, but it feels like they were focusing more on that than just having speed stages). Which is amazing~ I love true story lines, especially when combined with fast paced, action packed stages. All are important, and Sonic is only stronger with his friends around. Which I've always found it to be so true with him. As skilled as he is, he always seemed stronger the more of his friends he had to back him up. Not just Tails, but Amy and Knuckles as well. They are such close friends, been together for a while, and I just love seeing them all together, working as a team. (I still always wonder when Knuckles is in the story line, about the Master Emerald. But since this is an AU story line, perhaps he's not a guardian and just a Treasure Hunter).

So excited for this to be released. Kinda hard to wait for the release day. T-T
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sonicfan1984 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You basically sumed up how I feel about Sonic Boom at the moment. So looking forward to watching the show and playing the game. 
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BeautifulEternalSun Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to see a good number of people excited over the game/series. I was worried there will be more skeptics around about it, declaring that it would be the game that would destroy Sonic the Hedgehog, or some other nonsense like it has been in the last few games.

I'm so excited to see the show. There hasn't been a good Sonic show in a while. So eager to even see at least cameos of the other Sonic characters. You know how cool it would be if Sonic Boom does well enough that it makes it own little story line alongside that of the main one? That would be sweet!
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sonicfan1984 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Actually it's very split and mixed opinions on it. There's people who is excited for it and there's people who absolouty hates it. But I know in the last 3 or 4 years the fanbase wants SEGA to take risks and to try new or interesting things again. So those people finally got their wish and if they still don't like it then too bad. 

I really seriously hope this new sub-series of Sonic does well. If it becomes a success then hopefully Sonic Team can cooperate elements or things that made Sonic Boom so fun into their main series.


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BeautifulEternalSun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know it's split, but at least from the first announcement compared to know, it's a lot better. Well, the fanbase has been split on what they want. Some wants SEGA to take risks and do something new...others wants them to do things more like Sonic 2 or any of the old popular Sonic games. Personally, I would like a mixture of things. I love the two player functionality of Sonic 2 for the story mode, but also enjoy fast paced, action packed story line much like in the Adventure series. Though, I love the multiplayer competitive aspect they had in Adventure 2. As well as the Chao Garden. I think many would be happy if they meshed all of that stuff together 83

Though, I do agree. A side of the fanbase did get what they wanted, something with risks. Which is awesome!

Oh yeah! That would be awesome. I hope it will do well, it would be great!
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sonicfan1984 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
*absolutely
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
It is looking rather good.  but I still dont know if I would get a Wii, just for that one game :(
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Freakova Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist
DAAAANG~! [snaps fingers like some sort of gangsta] :giggle:
Man, that concept art is amazing. Seriously, they just look so vibrant and full of life. :heart:
Also. Uh. I was totally suprised to hear they got someone else in for Tails' voice. :ohnoes: Like, the new one and one in Boom sound very similar. Like wow. None the less, I'm so pleased Mike Pollock is doing Eggman. :dance: He IS the Eggman...! XD
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CHICAGO-PD-STARS Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
The show looks pretty damn cool......so far. I'm still cautious about it in light of the back to back Sonic Underground and Sonic X cartoon disappointments. No Xbox for the game sucks, so no doing there for me. I'm not buying a Wii.

Right now, I am so damn chaffed over the Archie reboot that I just can't perk up for this "Summer of Sonic." I'm sorry I'm not as hyped as you and others. I really do hope this thing re-energizes the fandom base again.      
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sonicfan1984 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I enjoyed Sonic X (Japanese and French versions only). Heck I like every Sonic cartoon except for Sonic Underground. The show is too weird for me.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish they would give us a release date so I could mark my calendar.
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CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww man! Some super great stuff here! I'm super excited! IT'S NEEDS TO AIR NOW!xD haha
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Fly-Sky-High Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Already posted my thoughts on tumblr but to sum it up: I'm so hyped!! *w* I'm not gonna be left empty handed this time, since I have no consoles what so ever I can't play Sonic games BUT I will be able to enjoy the show~!
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Blader3000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I always love the parts of Behind the Scenes voice-over.
It amazing to see that those voices are made by these people and how they put their emotions into it. :D
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Arkus0 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be awesome!

I'm really curious about the episodes they were recording for; Alternate dimension Knuckles? Cream filling? Fortune cookie? What is going on?
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sonicfan1984 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
It's so awesome to see the Sonic voice actors at work for the first time. :D
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TheTodStar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop: ...I can't close my mouth, due to the awesomeness I just witnessed! :wow:

The game looks friggin' amazing, and I'm definitely getting a Sonic Adventure/Heroes vibe from what I saw and heard. And I'm liking it! :D

And as a fan of comedy (like The Simpsons), I'm very excited for the show! It was great to see the cast recording their lines for the show, aswell. I wonder if they'll be recording their lines together for the game, too...
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I saw this! I thought it was awesome and said "GAH DON'T MAKE ME GET ALL EXCITED NOW" lol
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6t76t Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited after watching it. However, my brother refuse to watch it only because no info on the other characters. One question still remains....


...:iconepicstareplz: IS SKRILLEX GOING TO INVOLVE IN THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT FOR THE GAME!?!?
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delvallejoel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My god! Yes!! Ireally want to watch this and I'm sooo~ wanted to get the WiiU for this game!!! :happybounce: I am a dummy! 
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HgCAW26 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   General Artist
I look very forward to the Sonic Boom series for both the games and the animation series!!!

Whilst looking at the concept backgrounds, I swear to god that one of them has reminded me of Babylon Gardens oddly enough.
Examining the background concepts, I have taken notice of the usage of the atmospheric perspective and color theory for the most part
(E.g. using violets and yellows as complements to utilize atmospheric perspective for the sunrise and destruction concept background;
the blue-greens/teals with hints of red at the laboratory background).

And WOW you're that close to Sega of America (to which I sometimes pass along the I-80 E / Route 101 N freeway near the new Bay Bridge) from your apartment in San Francisco,
and speaking of San Francisco, I was viewing your pictures via facebook of Pier 39, to which I have been to that section during December 2013.

I will try to watch the 'Behind the Scenes' video when I get the chance.

And I will admit, the Sonic redesign has been a success in which we all can still recognize the iconic Sonic, yet see the obvious (and recognizable features) changes at first glance with simple and aesthetic appeal. I totally agree that Sonic is SEXY to look at (by Sonic's blue arms and charming facial expressions) and that the design should not change.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! Nice! Someone who agrees with me that Sonic looks downright sexy! :D

Yeah man it's great when you are able to analyse the concept artwork from the artist's POV (i.e. understanding atmospheric perspective, color theory, and composition), because we can enjoy it even more so when art is that is done right.
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Tailikku1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've already recorded a voice clip from this vid, which is Travis as Knuckles commenting about sounding like a fortune cookie
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JaidynReiman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't mind some changes. I think some of these changes are a bit TOO much, and personally, I'd have prefered having this game WITHOUT the redesigned characters and new canon. But meh, just my opinion. I LOVE this as a spinoff, and I'd love incorporating some elements into the main games, but others I could do without.
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Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh jeez, we really are going to finally get a sonic adventure-like game with this!

TOO MUCH AWESOMENESS TO CONTAIN,
MUST DRAW MORE SONIC BOOM STUFF TO RELIEF EXCITEMENT! :excited: revamp... again.
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AvlynnTheFox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just really want to know the release date! I need to save up for a 3DS now!!!!!
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comic321 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Darkspeeds? Can we be Sonic Boom bros? xD
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sonic Boom bros! I like this! :D
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comic321 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is that a yes? xD
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DragonBlitzStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Artist
0_0 man i got to see this!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah!
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RoflysWorkshop Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
-insert head implosion here-
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ARRRRRGGHHH! THIS IS TOO COOOOOL!! *BOOOM!*
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glitcher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're getting a liiiiiiittle too excited over this. O_o
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Peh, with every right to do so. :D

This is when I can get inspired the most in terms of creativity. Sadly I have to focus on school as a priority for now (only till June though, I'll be back home in Australia by then! XD)
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xXZankXx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Did you hear Shadow might make an apperance!?!!??
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Link please!
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xXZankXx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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CerotechOmega Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
They said that other characters will "definitely" be appearing, but no names were ever mentioned. I'd say to wait until Sega actually confirms it.
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Cool to see Mike at work since I've gotten to know him on FB lately. Kinda strange that Tails has a new VA though. o.o
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