Sonic Colors coming to Wii

Sonic Colors coming to Wii

Aging blue hero Sonic the Hedgehog is all set to come back in a brand new adventure on Nintendo Wii and DS. It's called Sonic Colors. Here's the official press release, as well as a teaser video:

An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Doctor Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape! Sonic Colors for the Wii seamlessly combines both 3D and classic 2D gameplay perspectives.

"In Sonic Colors, players run at supersonic speed through incredible looking planets, each with their own unique visual style. In addition to the classic Sonic gameplay style, the colorful new Wisp power-ups offer a fresh new way of exploring these worlds and help make Sonic faster than ever before!" - Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sega.

Sonic Colors sees Sonic accelerating to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasting through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisps featured in the game each have a unique "Color Power" that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb while speeding through the various theme park inspired planets. The Wisp energy enables Sonic to create new paths through the stages by drilling through the ground (Yellow Drill) for example, or speeding through the stage as a laser (Cyan Laser). Stringing the Wisp power-ups together creates a combo that increases Sonic's boost gauge even more quickly and exclusive Wisp power-ups will be available for both Wii and the Nintendo DS versions, ensuring a unique and super speedy gameplay experience for Sonic fans everywhere.

Expect to see Sonic Colors on store shelves during the holidays of 2010. There's also a website up at www.soniccolors.com, but the only screens currently available are bullshots.

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Brawler 200 said:

Isn't this the most pathetic rip-off of Super Mario Galaxy 2? SEGA, what's wrong with you!?

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Captain Jamesman said:

Until I see some actual gameplay for this game, I'm not going to praise or criticize this.

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Frank said:

That's one of my issues with sega. THEY ONLY SHOW TEASERS, NEVER GAMEPLAY. Meh the ds/wii sonic games are usually/always better than the other consoles so I guess I'll give it a shot.

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WiiCloud9 said:

Brawler, really? Galaxy 2 rip-off? They just said it's going to be "accelerating to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasting through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game." Unless Mario has learned to run super fast like Sonic, then don't call it a rip-off, sir. Yet, I do see where you're going with this one. Those power-ups do sound a little familiar. It just better be the hyper speed we expected and loved from Sonic Unleashed (Speed levels, that is). But, again, Sega wants to screw-over Sonic once more and add a few gimmicks to something that's been perfect since the 90s. But, also once again, we shall see what comes out of this.

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Captain Jamesman said:

*to Frank* Too true on the ds/wii games comment. At least that shows that Nintendo can do something right that others don't xD.

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WiiNinja said:

It can't be THAT bad, as long as they promise traditional FAST gameplay (ahem, THAT WORKS) and "fresh power-ups" to keep us interested. And yes, "Frank" and "Captain Jamesman," they REALLY need to show some impressive gameplay BEFORE we even start to get interested. They could show us anything, but they aren't. You know the first footage of SMG2 from E3 '09? If you look at it, almost all of the gameplay footage didn't even make it into the real game! I guess what I'm trying to say is that Nintendo is better at marketing and selling to us gamers than SEGA. To "Brawler": I don't believe there's much that 3rd party developers can do to 1up Nintendo's leading line of quality products, so don't worry.

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Rockstar3F09 said:

I've heard at Nintendo Power that Knuckles and Shadow are going to appear too. Sweet huh?

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wiiboy101 said:

You say colors I say colours, let's call the whole thing off lol. Sega just get it right for once please.

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Fox said:

People complain about Sonic no matter what. I don't know what their problems are, but they need to keep their crud to themselves and not harass those who like it. I have been playing Sonic games for years, both old and new, but it saddens me when people don't think the same way. I know everyone has their own personal opinions but they go way too far sometimes. If there's a problem, then blame the bad fanfiction writers, not the games.

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wiiboy101 said:

We hate broken games with silly nonsense in them and camera that points in the totally wrong direction. Sega doesn't even make them any more, cheap unproven devs do. There's no quality control like Mario games. 3DS news is getting very spicy.

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V1ciouzMizzAzn said:

Sonic colours? They'll surely have a gay time at that amusement park. This is calling for faggotry puns.

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Parv said:

These wisps are going to screw this up completely. Sega don't understand we want speed and cool levels, not stupid gimmicks like wisps and werehogs.

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