Sega Reveals Sticks, a New Character in Sonic Boom

Sega has revealed a new addition to the cast of the upcoming Sonic initiative Sonic Boom.

Joining the redesigned Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose is Sticks the jungle badger. Sticks will play a significant role in the upcoming Sonic Boom games for Wii U and 3DS as well as the corresponding TV Show debuting on Cartoon Network later this year.

Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand, SEGA of America, says “[Sticks] 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 describes Sticks as paranoid, but primal, having lived away from people most of her life. She fights with a handmade boomerang and becomes surprisingly close to Sonic’s friend Amy, willing to do extreme things in order to protect her.

Sticks will be voiced by voice actress Nika Futterman, known for roles such as Nix from the Infamous series.

Sega Reveals Sticks, a New Character in Sonic Boom

The Sonic Boom initiative was announced earlier this year. Sonic Boom is a new sub-series in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that will span Wii U and 3DS games, toys and a television show.