- For the version of this location before the Super Genesis Wave, see Empire City (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
An economic hub with almost as many skyscrapers as citizens! It's home to Casino Park, part of the Breeze Media network and Honey Brand clothing!
— The World of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #281
Empire City is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a populous, economic hub dominated by skyscrapers on the continent Northamer, and a part of the United Federation.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers' point of view, this picks up from where the city's original timeline ended.
During the Shattered World Crisis, Breezie the Hedgehog came into the possession of a Chaos Emerald and hosted the Chaos Emerald Championship for her media's own benefit, with the Chaos Emerald serving as the prize. This would attract the attention of numerous parties, including the Hooligans, the Freedom Fighters, and individuals such as Knuckles the Echidna and Espio the Chameleon, which kicked off the tournament. Eventually, during the final round between Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles, Metal Sonic invaded Casino Park and headed for the vault in an attempt to steal the Chaos Emerald, only to be intercepted and thwarted at the last moment by Tails.
The Case of the Pirate Princess
While in search of the missing Princess Undina, Echo the Dolphin traveled to Empire City, where a clue she had found led her to Honey the Cat, who revealed that the princess had chosen to tour the world on her own.
Points of interest
- Empire City is based on the Town Stage with the same name from the video game Sonic Unleashed, where it and Apotos are the only two locations without a Gaia Temple.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #281, "The World of Sonic the Hedgehog"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #73, "Spark of Life Part Three"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #269, "Champions Part Two: Climbing the Brackets"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #270, "Champions Part Three: Raising the Stakes"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #271, "Champions Finale: The One Left Standing"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #283, "The Mission"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #91, "The Case of the Pirate Princess Part One: Dial "C" for Chaotix"