Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice delayed to 2016

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Sega's somewhat surprising platforming follow-up won't arrive on 3DS this side of Christmas.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which is a sequel to the commercially failed Boom titles of 2014, was announced in June and was due out on 3DS this year.

The team at Sega has decided to delay the release date of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which we announced for Nintendo 3DS earlier this year,” the publisher said.

In order to make sure the game has the time and polish needed, we're moving it out into 2016. No exact window from us, just yet – it'll be ready when it's ready.

In the grand scheme of things, while the downside is that you won't be playing the game this year, the upside is that what you'll play next year, and what fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game, will be a stronger, more enjoyable experience.”