You all no doubt know last year’s terribly-received Sonic Boom games, and SEGA has previously promised that they learned their lesson for the 3DS-only sequel, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. It looks like they’re making good on that promise, too, as the game has been delayed to 2016 in hopes of making sure it gets the polish it needs.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on the delay!

Alex points out that a delay always means that more money is being poured into the game, and even if it’s a better game for that time, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will make up for that in sales. Ben, meanwhile, argues that it doesn’t matter the short-term consequences of a delay, for SEGA may not be able to afford another
Sonic Boom disaster in the long-term.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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