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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
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Publisher: Sega, Nintendo (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Wii U
ROM size: 8594.23 MB (EU)
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Wii U
US
2014-11-11 $49.99 BSSE8P
Nintendo Wii U
CA
2014-11-11 $49.99 BSSE8P
Nintendo Wii U
UK
2014-11-21 £39.99 BSSP8P
Nintendo Wii U
EU
2014-11-21 €44.99 BSSP8P
Nintendo Wii U
JP
2014-12-18 ¥7,538 BSSJ8P

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, known as Sonic Toon: Taiko no Hihou (ソニックトゥーン 太古の秘宝) in Japan, is a Sonic the Hedgehog game tied into the Sonic Boom franchise, which also includes the Sonic Boom TV show and the Nintendo 3DS game, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. It was developed externally by Big Red Button and IllFonic for Sega, exclusively for the Wii U.

Significant programming and design problems have led to Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric being classed as one of the worst Sonic games released on record.

Gameplay

Rise of Lyric is an action game which largely consists of four characters, Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose, traversing levels together crossing platforms, fighting enemies (beat-'em-up style), solving puzzles and occasionally turning into on-the-rails segments similar to that of Sonic Dash. In some stages, Sonic and Tails spilt up with Knuckles and Amy so you can have the differences of not playing as all four characters.

History

Sales data

NOTE: The following data comprises of the simultaneous sales of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

Number of copies sold Sega IR Reference Platforms Regions Cumulative sales total Notes
490,000 FY2015 3rd Quarter Results WiiU/3DS US/EU/JP 490,000
130,000 FY2015 Full Year Results " " 620,000 According to Sega and the press, these numbers make both Sonic titles the worst-selling Sonic games in the history of the franchise.

Nintendo eShop chart performance

Platform Nintendo eShop reference Monthly Nintendo eShop chart appearances Weekly eShop chart appearances and rankings Weeks on the eShop (original run / cumulative total)
Wii U Nintendo Everything November 2014 11/26 (#17) 1 / 1

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Japanese ソニックトゥーン 太古の秘宝 Sonic Toon: Ancient Treasure
French Sonic Boom: L'Ascension de Lyric Sonic Boom: Lyric's Ascension
German Sonic Boom: Lyrics Aufstieg Sonic Boom: Lyric's Rise
Spanish Sonic Boom: El Ascenso de Lyric Sonic Boom: The Ascent of Lyric
Italian Sonic Boom: L'Ascesa di Lyric Sonic Boom: The Ascent of Lyric

Production credits

Big Red Button

Founder & Creative Director: Bob Rafei
Co-Founder & Technical Director: Jeff Lander
Lead Writer: John Melchior

PROGRAMMING

Senior Programmers: Carl Henrik-Skarstedt, Jim Geldmacher, Marc dePeo, Mark Pope
Programmers: Cosmo Fumo, Johnathan Nielsen, Kirk Martinez

DESIGN

Lead Designer: Brian McInerny
Principal Designer: Christian Senn
Senior Level Designers: Kirk Tome, Sean Wissler
Senior Designer: Ed Moore
Designers: Ben Strickland, Frank Hernandez III, Jake Miller, Jordan Smith, Kevin Hsu, Mark Vernon, Mike Padoongpatt, Valmore Riera

Additional Story By: Christian Cantamessa

ANIMATION

Lead Animator: Justin Rasch
Senior Animators: Daesup Chang, Haissam Badawi
Animators: Arlington Cruz, David Nam, Shiva Adloori, Todd Ammons, Tuan Nguyen
Additional Animation by: Devon Roderick, Jeffery Wallin

CINEMATICS

Art Manager: Alexander Stein
Cinematic Director: Dori Arazi
Cinematic Layout: Robert Diaz, Steve Munoz, Keren Albala

CONCEPT

Concept Artists: Jason Norton, Travis Ruiz, Yuhki Demers
Visual Development Artists: Armand Serrano, Travis Koller, Hugo Martin, Tyler West, Jake Wyatt, Nicolas Villarreal, Nicholas Weis, Edward Madrid, Sylvain Deboissy

ART

Lead Technical Artist: Eric A. Iwasaki
Senior Technical Artist: Yukari Kaneko
Lead Character Artist: Daniel Ramirez
Character Artist: Onur Cayli
Lead Character Rigging: Dimitri Frazao
Character Rigging: Mark McCall
UI Artist: Andy "Housepurse" Pursehouse

ENVIRONMENT

Lead Environment Artist: Adam Yeager
Senior Environment Artists: John Pearson, Victor Murillo
Environment Artists: Aaron Kim, Mick Jundt, Christian Davis, Niles Tucker, Dannie Carlone, Oscar Ponce, Greg Prior, Robert Diaz, Kanae Fukuda, Ryan VanMeter, Martin Ocejo, Shawnell Priester

SOUND

Audio Director & Lead Sound Designer: Shane Kneip
Audio Implementer: Garner Knutson
Music by: Audissi Studios
Additional Percussion & Music Mixed: Mirko Vogel
External Sound Design: Funky Rustic, LLC.

PRODUCTION

Executive Producer: John Melchior
Senior Producer: Lisa Kapitsas

OPERATIONS

IT: Jeff "GreyTech" Kuhn
VP of Operations: Debbie Rafei
Administrator: Kathy Frank

QUALITY ASSURANCE

QA Manager: AJ Hernandez
Sr. QA Testers: Amanda Rose, Jerry Cortes

SPECIAL THANKS

Aaron Walker, Achim Lang, Andrew Marquis, Andrey Khonich, Andy Teal, Angelica Morse, Aviv Arad, Boris Batkin, Britt's BBQ, Charles Russom, Craig Harris, DAM Recruiting, Dan Arey, Danetracks, Inc., David Stelzer, Dean Rymer, Derek Douglas, Devon Roderick, Eric Williams, Gavin Dodd, Gerald Vera, Glen Kramer, James Coons, Jason Skiles, Jeff Harkavey, Jeffrey Wallin, Jordan Delgado, Judd Simantov, Justin Britch, Justin Leader, Justin Stearns, Keith Heerdt, Machine Head, Mack Sztaba, Marc Jackson, Mathieu Pinard, Matt Whiting, Michael Horwitz, Mike Bear, Mike Stout, Nathan Smith, Pencil Test Studio, Richard C Harris, Robert Flaska, Sanzaru Games, Sascha Hoba, Sher Gelb, Sleep Deprivation, Stephen Riesenberger, Steve Goldstein, The Chatham Group, Todd Weber, Travis Koller, Tyler Breon, VonChurch

PRODUCTION BABIES

Dean Ponce, Ford Joseph Pearson, Hudson Thomas Pearson, Jackson "The Bubs" Riera, Jameson Smith, Josephine "Josie" Yeager, Kaylie Jean Norton, Mila Ponce, Nolan dePeo

...and a VERY special thanks to our families and loved ones for their continued support.

Illfonic

President: Charles Brungardt
Creative Director: Kedhrin Gonzalez
Producer: David Langeliers
Associate Producer: Cindy Garcia
Programming: Daniel Garcia, Nick Faletra
Design: Dennis Dryden, Samuel Wey, Nathan Ferguson, Dave Walsh, Anthony Ramos, James Garcia
Art: Shane Stoneman, Kyle Bromley, Ian Runnels, Cliff Schonewill, Josh Jones
VFX: Matt Hubel
Animation: Dojun Lee, Chris Palen, Greg Yoder
QA: Russel Peterson

SEGA of America

Production

Producer: Stephen Frost
Senior Development Director: Todd Hartwig
Design Director: Chris Porter
Assistant Producer: Matt Ellison
Nintendo 3DS Producer: Omar Woodley

Corporate Management

CFO, President, COO: John Cheng
EVP, Publishing & Strategic Planning: Yusuke Suai
Director of Corporate Planning: Kenya Numata
Business Planning Analyst: Chihiro Tanaka

Sonic Pillar

Chief Content Officer: Hiroyuki Miyazaki
Dev Director, International: Patrick Riley
Director, Biz Dev & Content: Yumiko Nishi

Marketing

Senior Director of Marketing: Marcella Churchill
Group Marketing Manager: Judy Gilbertson
Senior Marketing Manager: Derrek Peel
Associate Marketing Manager: Aaron Webber
Senior Public Relations Manager: Thu Nguyen

Creative Services

Director of Marketing Services: Jen Groeling
Senior Media and Events Manager: Teri Higgins
1st Party Coordinator: Andrew Wong
Senior Graphic Designer: Marco Garcia
Senior Video Production Manager: Carl Smolka
Video Editor: Arthur Swidzinski
Web Manager: Michael Dobbins

Sales

VP of Sales: Keith Gerhardt
Regional Sales Directors: Jeremiah Wehler, Frank Chiechi, Michael Kacz
Sales Ops Account Manager: Linda Lei

Development Services

Development Operations Manager: Stephen Akana
Mastering Supervisor: Rey Buzon

Localization

Senior Producer: Ken Ogasawara

Licensing

Director of Licensing: Rene Flores
Retail Licensing Manager: Stacy Arnold-Strider
Licensed Product Development Manager: Tyler Ham
Licensing Coordinator: Anthony Gaccione

Customer Support

Customer Support Supervisor: Jeff Hawkins
Customer Service Reps: Evan Dombrowski, Nicolas Brenni

Community

Senior Community Manager: Kellie Parker
Community Manager: Julian Mehlfeld

Legal

Director of Legal: Jerusha Herman
Associate Legal Counsels: Ziv Shmargad, Autumn Laughton
Contracts Administrator: Edison Haywood

Human Resources

HR Director: Michelle Whitmore
Manager of HR: Jenny Aftreth

IT

IT Director: Jake Salgado
Network Manager: George Bueno
IT Helpdesk Manager: Rica Balagot

Finance

Senior Director, Accounting: Steven Choy
Payroll Manager: Fedora Armbrust
Senior Finance Manager: Jasen Chin
G/L Accountant: Emily Chow
Tax Director: Michael W. Dong
A/P A/R Manager: Rukshana Suazo
Sr. Credit Collections/Deductions Specialist: Cynthia Nombrado

Operations

Executive Assistant: Maki Goda
Administrative Assistant: Naoe Takahashi
Inventory and Materials Coordinator: Andy Navarro

Facilities

Senior Facilities Coordinator: Joe Luna
Facilities Support & Mailroom Master: Shane Peterson

Development Partners

Nintendo 3DS development by SANZARU Games
IllFonic and the IllFonic logo are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of IllFonic, LLC throughout the world.
This software product includes Autodesk® Scaleform® software, 🄫 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Portions of this software are included under license 🄫 2004-2014 Crytek GmbH. All rights reserved.
Development tools and related technology provided under license from CRI Middleware, Inc. 🄫 2014 CRI Middleware, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Japanese translations provided by: Inbound
Additional Material and Dialogue: Evan Bailey, Bill Freiberger, Alan Denton, Greg Hahn
VO Direction: Jack Fletcher
English Character Voices: Roger Craig Smith, Travis Willingham, Mike Pollock, Erin Fitzgerald, Patrick Seitz, Colleen Villard, Cindy Robinson, Nika Futterman, Kirk Thornton, Ben Diskin
English Voice Production: Studiopolis Inc.
Casting Directors: Jack Fletcher, Joe Moeller, Jamie Simone
Recording Engineers: Eric Lewis CAS, Dave Walsh, Ryan Johnson
Dialogue Editors: Terry Reiff, Elliot Anders, David W. Barr, Ernie Sheesley, Arnie Geher, Suzy Goldish
Production Assistants: Philo Leung, Ashlee Murray, Chris Eaton
Production Accountant: Laura Lopez
Line Producers: L. Daniel LaBrune III, Joe Moeller

SEGA Europe Limited

COO of Sega Europe: Jurgen Post
CFO of Sega Europe: John Ward
Senior Vice President, Business Planning: Tatsuya Shikata
Director, Development Services Sega West: Jim Woods
Head of Studio Localization and ESD: Charlie Harris
Producer: Corinne Callois
Sonic Marketing Manager: Helen Churchill
Assistant Brand Manager: Colm Bannon
European Marketing Director: Amanda Farr
Senior International Product Manager: Anna Downing
Senior PR Executive: Sarah Head
Legal Counsel: Daniel Finegold
Head of Creative Services & Traffic: Jeff Webber
Creative Team Manager: Noud Tempelaere
Digital Traffic and 1st Party Submissions Coordinator: Kamaljyot Panaich
Senior Creative Designer: Ranj Vekaria
Creative Art worker: Steve Smith
Head of Program Office: Mark Le Breton
Submissions Manager: Dave Pither
Process and TCM Manager: Ben Howell
Head of QA & Localization QA: Ghulam Khan
Production Managers: Teressa Wright, Simon Lawrence
Resource Manager: Ben Jackson

Localization

Localization Manager: Marta Lois González
Localization Project Supervisor: Antonella Marras
Lead Translator: Nicole Thomer
Translators: Chiara Canu, Gabriel Casas, Sebastián Salguero, Giuseppe Rosa, Anaïs Maniaval, Luis J. Paredes, Martin Schmalz, Giulia Checchi, Gwladys Gaye, Jesús Alvarez, Nura Völk

Mastering and Equipment

Mastering and Equipment Manager: Phil Adams
Senior Mastering Technician: Michael Veness
Assistant Mastering Technician: Andrew Doran, Danny Florey, Shaun Young
Training and Recruitment Supervisor: Julie Metior

QA

Project Lead: Adrian Daly
Functionality QA Team Lead: James McNerney
Functionality QA Senior Testers: Katy Clemenets, Laurence Hart, Ricky Lovage
Functionality QA Testers: Ahmed Kawser, Allen Chambers, Ariel Flores Silva, Arthur Mel, Ashar Dubois, Clarice Rabello Dall 'Orta, Daniel Sung, David Brooks, Gary Deans, Iain Hamilton, Joe Wilson, Josh Lawler, Kerry Barrett, Louis Morgan, Mark Walker, Matthew Gibson, Murat Demir, Omar Flores Silva, Peter Lamoreux, Renato Insalaco, Robert Kinbrum, Shan Blackwood, Simone Decardi-Nelson, Thalia Evans, Troy Germain, Vlad Tanasescu, Zamir Bandali
Localization QA Supervisor: Alessandro Irranca
Localization QA Team Lead: Pedro L. Ortega
Localization QA Senior Tester: Melanie Schicker, Serenella Grimaldi
Localization QA Testers: Aday Fleitas, Carina Pamminger, Erica Berghi, Héctor Meléndez Díez, Hugues Boundox, Martina Cora, Peter Mattinson, Pierpaolo Vittone, Sebastian Kernst, Silvia Haniger, Stessy Lothaire
Compliance QA Supervisor: Darran Wall
Compliance QA Coordinator: Mohammed Ajaib
Compliance QA Senior Technician: Aaron Wright
Administration and Finance Coordinator: Chris Bien
QA Administrators: James McNerney
Equipment & Shift Coordinators: Tony Langan, Christian Bailey

Japanese VO

Japanese VO Actors: Jun-ichi Kanemaru, Ryo Hirohashi, Nobutoshi Canna, Taeko Kawata, Aoi Yuki, Koji Yusa, Jurota Kosugi, Fumihiko Tachiki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Yanagisawa, Yu Kobayashi, Riki Kitazawa, Kousuke Takaguchi, Sayuri Sadaoka, Yoji Ueda, Kensuke Tamura, Naomi Kusumi, Yohei Tadano, Takashi Oohara, Chikao Ohtsuka
Recording Producer: Takuya Ohno
Recording Assistant Producer: Kouhei Yamamoto (TOHOKUSHINSHA)
Recording Director: Eriko Kimura, Keiichiro Miyoshi, Akane Maeda (TOHOKUSHINSHA)
Recording Studio: OMBIBUS JAPAN Inc.

SEGA Corporation

Producer: Takashi Iizuka
Director: Harumasa Nakajima
Localize Assistant: Yuya Katayama
Sales, Marketing, Localize support: Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, Shintaro Tanioka, Emi Yamane, Takuya Kishimoto
Marketing: Takayoshi Ohuchi, Yusuke Asano, Yuko Yasuda
PR: Mamoru Kodama, Teruyuki Kaida, Natsuki Sato
Sales: Akira Nomoto, Teruyuki Awaji, Yasunobu Masahiro, Shinya Oosaki, Tetsuo Sasaki, Koichi Hanatate, Masaya Santo, Tomiaki Fujita, Takuro Mishina, Yoshihito Endo, Nobuaki Sone, Yuta Hirai, Toru Yasuda, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Masahiro Tanaka, Tomohiko Hayashi, Tomoaki Ishidao, Nagayuki Nou, Taku Takeuchi, FIELD CREW SERVICE Co.,Ltd.
Sales Promotion: Mitsuru Takahashi, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Haruo Imatsu, Yuichiro Shimada
Sales Support: Takashi Kabasawa, Yumi Kojima, Yoko Oda, Tomoki Kaji
Promotion: Takafumi Ueoro, Jun Takemura, Ikuo Ishizaka
Package & Manual Production: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Yoichi Takahashi, Masaru Kobayashi, Hiroki Osawa, Takuya Hamamoto, Makoto Nishino
Product Test: Takashi Shoji, Akira Nishikawa, Osamu Sato, Yuki Takahashi, Yuta Motegi, Azusa Ikeda
QA: Seiji Hasegawa, Yuji Nakamura, Kouzou Takasugi
Project Support: Eigo Kasahara, Shun Nakamura, Tetsu Katano, Sachiko Kawamura
Character Supervisors: Takashi Iizuka, Kazuyuki Hoshino, Yuji Uekawa
Chief Producers: Toshihiro Nagoshi, Osamu Ohashi
Executive Supervisor: Yukio Sugino
Executive Producer: Hideki Okamura

Presented by SEGA
🄫SEGA

Artwork

Physical scans

Wii U, US
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Wii U, JP

Wii U, UK
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Wii U, FR

Wii U, DE

Wii U, ES

Wii U, IT

Wii U, AT

Wii U, AU
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Disc
Wii U, CA

External links

  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Nintendo eShop: UK, US, JP

References


Sonic Boom series
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014) | Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (2014) | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom (2015) | Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (2016)
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