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Everything we know about Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Hello Sonic fans! Do you “gotta go faster, faster, faster?” Are you “shivering with antici…pation” at the sound of a golden ring? Mega Visions has you covered with the 411 on all things SEGA’s Sonic Colors: Ultimate, including release date, new features and where to get your furry blue hands on a copy. Stick with us for updates as they happen.

A bit of Sonic history

Announced in May, Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a remaster of the original 2010 SEGA game. The next Sonic game in the franchise after Sonic Unleashed, Colors featured the expected platform gameplay, collecting of golden rings and trouncing enemies as in previous titles. Taking into consideration criticism of prior games, developers Sonic Team and Dimps worked to make the gameplay more balanced. The result was a colorful, fast track experience with a solo Sonic at the helm, without the gimmicks like swordplay and addition playable characters fans had disliked in previous titles.

It was developed with a more casual audience in mind, particularly hoping to appeal to a “younger” fan base, according to producer Takashi Iizuka. Sonic Colors debuted on Nintendo Wii and DS, with each version having special features unique to its platform.

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Return to the Ultimate thrill ride

Sonic Colors: Ultimate, developed by Blind Squirrel Games, is sticking with the precedent set by its predecessor. With the increase in younger fans to the franchise after the success of titles like Sonic Mania, Team Sonic Racing and the new Sonic movie, the studio is looking to add more content. The remaster was announced alongside of a two part animated miniseries, Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps, with the unforgettable Roger Craig Smith as Sonic.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate will follow the same story line as the original. Join Sonic as he navigates evil Dr. Eggman’s giant interstellar amusement park. Incredible rides, colorful attractions, and amazing music make each level a sight to see. If only, that egghead wasn’t using alien creatures called the Wisp to power his park of up to no good schemes. Now Sonic must free the Wisps and put an end to Dr. Eggman’s machinations the only way a Hedgehog with super speed can: by going faster! 

(B)ring on the new features!

Explore six different worlds, each with their own unique challenges and dangerous enemies. Along the way, collect colorful Wisps who will give Sonic incredible powers to help him along the way. The original eight are still there, with a welcomed addition -Jade Wisp. Described as mysterious, an enigmatic Jade Wisp hails from Team Sonic Racing and “grants Sonic the ability to pass through walls easily and levitate like a ghost.” With such a repertoire of powers at his disposal, Sonic will be unstoppable! 

Sonic Colors: Ultimate also features a new game mode: ‘Rival Rush’ Mode. Metal Sonic has returned to wreck havoc and only Sonic can stop him. Challenge Metal Sonic to a head-to head race and unlock valuable rewards.

Refined controls, improved frame rate and a fully remixed soundtrack will help the player navigate worlds like Sweet Mountain, Aquarium Park and more.  

Pre-order release date: where and how

Current release date is slated for Sept. 7. Retail prices at $39.99 for standard; $44.99 for deluxe.

Pre-Order now for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC through The Epic Games Store. Sonic Colors: Ultimate is available in digital standard, deluxe, and hardcopy formats. Hardcopies include an adorable Baby Sonic keychain. Unlock-able content features cosmetic gold and silver shoes and gloves, player icons and the Sonic Movie Boost, giving the player the powers and aura from the 2020 movie. However, his companions are not sold separately, sorry. 

PRE-ORDER SONIC COLORS: ULTIMATE

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Remastered in brilliant 4K for the Xbox and PlayStation versions, Sonic Colors: Ultimate promises to bring the fast footed fun to a whole new generation. 

Announced last week, legendary composer Jun Senoue is joining the OST remixes.

Check out the trailers below for more about the Wisps and what’s blazing in soon!

Update: Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps Part 1 is here!!! Check it out below.

Alicia Graves

A bit nerdy, a bit punk rock princess, and a whole lot of mom, I'm constantly in motion. I have an enthusiasm for gaming and the cultural complexities of entertainment, both past and present. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one kind of genre in books, comics, manga, anime, music or movies. I prefer to seek out hidden gems in panned pieces, uniqueness in the mundane and new outlooks on nuances.

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