A duo of trailers have been released, one each for Sonic Boom on 3DS and Wii U, showcasing how each one plays differently. The 3DS version is mostly a 2.5D platformer, but some new abilities are present. The EnerBeam whip is present and can be used to swing on poles. The four playable characters—Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Sticks (instead of Amy)—each have their own abilities. Knuckles can dig through parts of the ground to reach new areas, Tails can throw bombs at enemies, and Sticks can manipulate her boomerang in mid-air to hit distinct targets such as switches.
The trailer for the Wii U version is nothing special; we get a better look at the big bad snake in a suit major enemy for the game, but the rest of it showcases action from the game.