Few characters can survive as many reimaginings, revamps, and retreads as Sonic the Hedgehog, and with the release of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, we're going to see the most controversial take on the blue blur yet: this time, Sonic will... wear a scarf.

Controversial character redesigns aside, based on this newest trailer it seems that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be a little less Sonic the Hedgehog and a little more Jak and Daxter. While there's still the high-speed running Sega's mascot is famous for, this time around there seems to be a greater emphasis on platforming and combat.

Sonic's friends will all be playable, with Amy the Hedgehog using her oversized mallet, Tails the Fox utilizing gadgets, Knuckles the Echidna brawling with his roided-out body, and newcomer Sticks the Badger chucking boomerangs.

Based on everything we've seen of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, this seems to be a fairly drastic departure from what most people think of as a traditional Sonic the Hedgehog game, but given that we've had games where he transforms into a werehog, wields a sword, and smooches human girls in one of the creepiest cutscenes in video game history, at this point it's clear that Sonic the Hedgehog's going to do whatever the hell he wants.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric blasts its way onto the Wii U Nov. 18. The 3DS version will arrive one week earlier on Nov. 11.