We already knew Sonic's next adventure would see the return of stalwart allies like Tails and Amy while also introducing new characters, including a new friend in Sticks, and the series' villains will also get the same treatment. Sega released a new trailer at Gamescom today introducing Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's titular antagonist, as well as teasing an appearance by Metal Sonic.

As you may have imagined, Dr. Eggman is up to his old tricks in this trailer, but things get a bit hairy for Sonic and pals once they stumble upon the reawakened Lyric, a mechanically augmented snake who seeks to destroy all organic life. Our heroes also encounter a giant robot sandworm known as the Driller.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U hits shelves on November 18, and the 3DS entry, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, arrives November 11. For more, check out the screenshot gallery below and read our hands-on preview from San Diego Comic-Con.