Sonic Colors Streaks To The Wii And DS

With fans eagerly awaiting the retro Sonic 4, Sega pulls back the curtain on Sonic Colors, a brand new adventure for the Nintendo Wii and DS, heading our way by the end of 2010. Check out the reveal trailer!

Sonic Colors sees our blue hedgehog hero speeding through theme-park inspired worlds as he attempts to free the colourful alien Wisps from the clutches of the evil Dr Eggman. Eggman has imprisoned the energy-filled aliens in an amusement park in orbit around the planet, and Sonic has to make use of the aliens' unique powers to help them escape enslavement.

Using the aliens' colour energy, Sonic will be able to create new paths through the game's levels. Yellow energy will let Sonic drill through the ground, for instance, while cyan turns Sonic into a laser, shooting through obstacles as if they weren't even there.

The Wii version of Sonic Colors will feature a combination of 2D and 3D gameplay, while the DS version "takes full advantage of the console's dual screen", whatever that entails.

With Sonic 4 on the way and Sonic colours due out this holiday season, Sega now has both sorts of Sonic fans covered.

Hopefully we'll see more of Sonic Colors at E3 2010 next month.

Introducing Sonic Colors [Sega Blog]


    I look forward to the day when announcement trailers are no longer pre-rendered footage.

      Those glory days have been and gone, my freind.

    Sonic is getting to the point where he should be taken out behind the shed and put down. Sure, the Sonic name sells games, but it's insulting to keep regurgitating rubbish and expecting people to clamor over it.
    I only hope that Sonic 4 can be everything it needs to be...

      Actually, I see this as a step in the right direction, however sad that may be.

      Sega's target market with Sonic isn't the old-school fans anymore. It's kids who want the game based off the character, rather than the game. So as far as I can gather, rather than trying to be all things to all people, they're releasing seperate games to target different demographics; Sonic 4 for the old-school fans, and Sonic Colours for the younger fans who enjoyed games like Sonic Heroes.

      Seems pretty smart to me.

      But it sells, so someone is getting enjoyment out of it. Not to be argumentative, but I figure if there is a sufficient market for these types of sonic games then that validates their existance. I mean you can't class it as hear today gone tomorrow shovelware makers - sonic keeps coming back!

    Don't know what to think of this, other than the fact that it looks pretty.

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