Sonic Colors announced for Wii

After the disaster that was Sonic Unleashed, we assumed Sega would take a year or two off the Sonic whoring, and instead focus on the recently announced Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Today though, Sega revealed it still plans to slap Sonic in at least one WTF game a year, and this time it's Sonic Colors.

According to a helpful blog post, Colors has Sonic rescuing a group of colorful aliens called Wisps from the clutches of Dr Eggman. The villain has set up a series of amusement parks that enslave the various Wisp powers, and as Sonic you'll save the Wisps and then use them for your own means.

Once you collect a certain Wisp, like say Yellow or Cyan, you'll be able to further explore the level by activating your special power. Yellow, for example, starts up a drill that enables you to dig deep into the level and sniff out alternate paths. Combining powers will kick start a combo meter.

Sonic Colors is due out this fall, roughly the same time as Sonic 4. Even though our Sonic cynicism is on high, the rainbow-colored nature of the world and characters does instill enough interest to once again give this game a chance while we patiently wait for Sonic 4. And the trailer's music sure is helping.

Obviously we'll see, hear and play more at E3 2010, which takes place June 15-17.

May 26, 2010


  • philiptomlinson - May 27, 2010 7:48 p.m. The Euro version is spelt with a U, while gameplay will be an Unleashed-style 2D/3D mix, though presumably with the Werehog replaced with Tails. Unleashed was a fun game, so removing the werehog bugbear should make for a pretty entertaining game.
  • AlmightyFuzz - May 27, 2010 9:38 a.m.

    I dunno, while this trailer tells us sod all about the game, the theme seems to work I think. Plus it appears to have Tails as a sidekick, which to me indicates inspiration from Sonic 2 (not really sure why tbh). Though we have to wait and see if they manage to pull it off...
  • Elementskater - May 27, 2010 4:46 a.m.

    Depends... 2d or 3d??? If its 3, definately bad... if its 2, it might stand a chance...
  • shyfonzie - May 27, 2010 4:31 a.m.

    It could be okay...Amusement parks are good for running, Eggman has a stupid simple idea...But yeah, probably not.
  • chrisda - May 27, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    all this wasted time and effort could be spent getting us Shenmue 3
  • notallgoodnameswheretaken - May 27, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    I thought Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was the best, but anyway, this actually doesn't look too bad. I wouldn't make it while still on Sonic 4, though.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 27, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    Without any context, it looks like a music/rhythm-based game.
  • initialreactionshow - May 26, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    It is only getting worse and worse with Sonic. Sonic f-ing Colors. Are you kidding me? Aliens called Wisps? I hope Sonic dies.
  • Imgema - May 26, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    The last decade, Sonic Team has become the worst developer in the history of videogames. They are even worse than Stellar Stone (Big Rigs). I wish for a meteorite to strike their HQ.
  • SillyPigeon - May 26, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    I refuse to acknowledge a game that dosen't spell colour the correct way. If they correct it for the european release I'll consider it
  • slimjim441 - May 26, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    I don't know what to say about this one yet, but I want to be optimistic. It could be an absolute exploderization of failure, or it could be okay. From the 10 seconds of footage (not even any gameplay, mind you), it's hard to say. I think with the aliens, it looks like SEGA is trying compete with Super Mario Galaxy (and they're out of their league). But there's no sword, fiery soul, fur and claws, or cars. I always thought if there was a Sonic game featuring only levels like the day-time portions of Sonic Unleashed, that would be a badass game. Sonic 4 will be cool because it's like 1-3, but if they did my day-time Unleashed idea, that would be cool and a new idea, instead of being cool by cause of nostalgia.
  • philiptomlinson - May 26, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    I dunno, I quite like it when Sonic stops taking itself seriously and kicks back for a bit. Sonic is a children's character, remember, and a bright, breezy installment could be fun.
  • oufour - May 26, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    wow this looks like shit. and i'm very optimistic about sonic games. i thought the black knight looked good, and even liked unleashed. but WOW. h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e.
  • likejenga - May 26, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    goooooooood DAAAAMMMIT SEGA!
  • WillisTron - May 26, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    I never thought Sonic Unleashed was a disaster
  • bluscorp - May 26, 2010 7:26 p.m.

    Out of the two, the DS version will probably be the best.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - May 26, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    So while another developer makes Sonic 4, this is what Sonic Team is crapping out? Remember when the Sonic Team logo before a game meant something?
  • Xplosive59 - May 26, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    this could be good, it goes back to the ideas of saving woodland creatures in the original sonic, hopefully there will be no anoying side characters
  • tayls - May 26, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    Wow, just when I thought Sega came to their senses. Nope.
  • Strangleme - May 26, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    Those screens alone make me want this game. Very awesome.

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