It’s no secret that the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise was particularly turbulent in the late 2000s and early 10s, but one of the most popular entries in the 3D series also appeared during that time. When launched in 2010, Sonic Colors has become one of the most popular Sonic games of its time, offering fast-paced action, fun-level design, and unique power-ups. Unfortunately, the title has been left behind on the Wii since its launch, and there is no backward compatibility re-release or availability. Thankfully, Sega and developer Blind Squirrel Entertainment changed that with the announcement of Sonic Colors: Ultimate.
This remaster of the 2010 Wii game offers the same thrills as the original 11 years ago, but like all remasters, you can expect some enhancements. Visuals have been upscaled, controls and core gameplay have been refined, and players can even tackle entirely new modes. In the new rival rush mode, Sonic will face Metal Sonic directly. If you can overtake your robot’s rivals, you’ll earn rewards.
For those who have never experienced Sonic Colors, Dr. Eggman has built a huge interstellar amusement park, empowering captive members of an alien race called Wisp. Sonic knew this and decided to drive them out of the prisoners of war, but the aid was not one-way. Wisp can give Sonic new power. With the help of Wisp, Sonic speeds up six unique worlds to stop Eggman and free colorful aliens.
Sonic Colors: If Ultimate sounds exactly like what you’ve been waiting for, Sega has several options. The Standard Retail Physical Pre-Order ($ 40) includes a dedicated BabySonic keychain. The Digital Standard Edition ($ 40) includes Sonic Movie Boost, which gives players the electrical boost and aura they’ll see in 2020. Sonic the hedgehog In addition to the movie, a dedicated player icon. Finally, with the Digital Deluxe version ($ 45), you can jump on September 3rd at 6pm (Pacific) / 9pm (Eastern) in a few days. In addition, the Ultimate Music Pack features a dedicated player icon, the aforementioned Sonic Movie Boost, special gold and silver gloves and shoes, and three original game remixes.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on September 7th. The PC version is digital only and is exclusive to the Epic Games Store.