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This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this location before the Super Genesis Wave, see Empire City (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

Quotation1 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! Quotation2
— 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.[1]



Years ago, Doctor Ellidy's daughter Nikki won the first prize at the Empire City Science Fair.[2]

Shattered World Crisis

Note: From the readers' point of view, this picks up from where the city's original timeline ended.

Act One

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.[3][4][5][6]

Act Two

The city would be seen again when Honey listened in on the Freedom Fighters' plan to fix the world.[7]

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.[8]

Points of interest


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #281, "The World of Sonic the Hedgehog"
  2. Sonic Universe #73, "Spark of Life Part Three"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #269, "Champions Part Two: Climbing the Brackets"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #270, "Champions Part Three: Raising the Stakes"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #271, "Champions Finale: The One Left Standing"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #283, "The Mission"
  8. Sonic Universe #91, "The Case of the Pirate Princess Part One: Dial "C" for Chaotix"
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