Following yesterday's announcement, SEGA's various socials have released "Trio of Trouble," a brief short that introduces our cast of rogues (Fang, Trip, and the ol' Doctor himself) on the hunt for mysteries within the ruins of Northstar Islands.
New to SEGA's animated prologue format is an audio description version with full transcript for those who prefer the additional accessibility. It can be found here.
Beyond getting to see the ever irritated Eggman berate his hired goons, it's our first real introduction to Trip, who shows compassion for her island home in spite of her rowdy cohorts. Fang dropped his guns in favor of a heavily armed Marvelous Queen, fighting both Sonic and crew, and the island's megafauna. And finally, Dr. Eggman (stop me if you've heard this one) is researching weird god monster stuff from a precursor society. The ancient drawings he inspects depict others wearing similar armor to Trip utilizing the game's emerald powers, as well as a gem-eyed snake-like beast.
This of course can only mean one thing: a connection to Lyric from the Sonic Boom universe! Right? Riiiiiight?