All things wise and wonderful
One lament accompanied 2008’s lacklustre Sonic Unleashed more loudly than others – "why can’t Sega ditch the werehog and make the daytime stages into a complete game?" A few years later and in rushes Sonic Colours with all the usual fanfare and expectation around a new 3D Sonic game, except this time –...
Update: Amazon Spain sets a new target
Update (14th September): A member of the Nintendo Life team received an order update from Amazon in Spain, stating that it will be delivered on 11th October or later, so there's still quite a wait in that case. Original Article (23rd August): Just two weeks out from the September 7th release date of the...
Update: French retailer also lists the game
Update: Potentially lending some more weight to the rumour, French retailer Sogamely has "SONIC COLORS ULTIMATE - LIMITED EDITION SWITCH" listed for 34,99€, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One product pages also live (thanks, Nintendo Everything). It's not clear if this listing went live before or after the...
"I have a chequered history"
In the same interview on the YouTube channel RebelTaxi, Sonic the Hedgehog writer Ken Pontac - who has seemingly moved on from Sega, spoke about his "chequered history" with the Sonic fandom over the years. As much as he loves them, he admits a "vocal group" who hated on him for "dumb reasons" have essentially "screw
"Had a good run" with Sega
If you've played any of the Sonic the Hedgehog games over the past ten years, you've probably heard or at least read some lines written by Ken Pontac and Warren Graff. The pair (also known for the graphic cartoon show Happy Tree Friends) worked on the story, dialogue and English translations for the Sonic games - starting...
One hour of upbeat Sonic themes
Sega has never been one to shy away from delivering great entertainment at fan experiences, so if you want to start your week right we suggest you give this DJ set a spin. For nearly one hour, DJ Tomoya Ohtani spins some iconic music themes from decades of Sonic The Hedgehog video game history and is eventually...
Blurring the lines
We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...
Turning rings into coins
Last year's hedgehog outing Sonic Colours on Wii and Sonic Colours were two of the year's better platformers, and certainly the highlight of the blue spiky one's recent career. Sega recently released some provisional sales figures for the game, and although it didn't necessarily set the charts alight it still posted decent...
Grab some sonic satisfaction
Wii platformer Sonic Colours (or Sonic Colors, if you prefer) was praised for its soundtrack, and iTunes users will be able to download the game's audio stylings across North America, Europe and Japan from January 26th. At $1.29 / £0.99 a track it's likely to mount up, with 82 tracks spread across three discs, but you...
Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii
Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest
Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the...
The diabolical Dr. Eggman has hatched another plan for world domination!
He has built an amazing interstellar amusement park, floating in space around Sonic’s home planet, bursting with incredible rides and attractions. However, all is not as it seems as Dr. Eggman has abducted an alien race called Wisps, and is harnessing their colourful energy to fuel a sinister plot. However, before Dr. Eggman completes his evil plans, Sonic discovers his mysterious theme park in space. When he arrives, Sonic finds he is also able to use these alien powers and is ready to help! Sonic will need all his speed and skill as he faces this test, but, empowered by the alien energy, it’s a test he’ll pass with flying colours!
Sonic Colours™ accelerates Sonic to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasts him through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisp’s featured in the game each have a unique “Colour 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 Nintendo DS versions, ensuring a unique and super speedy gameplay experience for Sonic fans everywhere.
- Non-stop high-speed action
- Collect and engage the new power-ups derived from the coloured energy of the Wisps!
- Unique Colour Power for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™
- Perfect blend of 3D and classic 2D perspectives on Wii™ and solid 2D dual-screen gameplay on Nintendo DS™!