New Sonic Character “Sticks” Unveiled

Take a deep breath, Sonic fans. This is happening, whether you like it or not, so listen to the news and watch the video before freaking out, m’kay? Turns out that Sega has decided they need to add yet another friend for Sonic, and this newest jungle badger friend named Sticks will be a “core ensemble” character in Sonic Boom.

Sonic Boom, as a reminder, encompasses a TV show, licensed merchandise, and the Wii U and 3DS games. The Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, has said that “Sticks is 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.”

Her special skill is the use of a boomerang, which will come in handy with puzzles and combat, especially for team-based games.

Still not sure about this? Here’s what the Sega blog has to say about Sticks’ arrival to the crew:

“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.”

Good or bad, she’ll be voiced by voice actor Nika Futterman. Watch the video below, and see Sticks come to life!

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