A New Look for the East As Well
The latest Famitsu magazine reports that Sonic Boom, once considered for Western audiences only, will indeed see the store shelves of Japan.
There are some conflicting reports and translation as to what extent, however. Many outlets have reported only the games will be localized for the country, leaving the TV series without a release there. That, to some extent, makes sense. If you remember the article we reported on yesterday regarding licensing, there was a blurb that explained how the series was being shopped in Latin America, Europe, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand–but leaving the rest of Asia out, including Japan.
That makes the other reports surfacing a bit stranger. The Famitsu leak alleges Boom will get a name change in Japan to Sonic Toon–but if the companion cartoon doesn’t yet have an outlet to air in Japan, that makes little sense. We also don’t know whether the games will release around the same time as the rest of the world. You may remember that it took over a year for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to be localized for the region.
We will certainly seek clarification on these fronts to be sure. But the bottom line is that the Sonic Boom games, at least, are destined for a complete worldwide release. Thanks to AugieD who tipped us on Twitter, and GerbilSoft who used our News Tips system.