Well colour us surprised! SEGA have announced Sonic Colours for Nintendo Wii and DS together with the above teaser trailer and a press release which you can check out after the jump!
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (May 26th, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. & SEGA® America, Inc., today announced Sonic Colours™, a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colourful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman. Sonic Colours will be available on the home video game system Wii™ and the Nintendo DS™ system late in 2010.
An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumours are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colourful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr 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 Colours for the Wii seamlessly combines both 3D and classic 2D game play perspectives, whilst the Nintendo DS version takes full advantage of the console’s dual screen.
“The vibrant alien world of Sonic Colours enables players to race at top speed through incredible looking planets, each with their own unique visual style.” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SEGA. “In addition to the classic Sonic game play style, the colourful new Wisp power ups offer a fresh new way of exploring these worlds and helps make Sonic faster than ever before!”
Sonic Colours sees Sonic accelerating to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasting through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisps in Sonic Colours each have a unique “Colour Power” that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb whilst 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.
Sonic Colours will be available on the home video game system Wii™ and the Nintendo DS™ system late in 2010.
Following the press release, SEGA of America and SEGA Europe have posted blog entries regarding the game with details, art poster and a link to the games official product page which contains a pair of temporary box arts which confirm both Wii and DS versions will support Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as well as a full version of the new Sonic art render.
Official Nintendo Magazine UK have announced they will have a 6 page preview in their next issue –
You can read a huge six-page preview of Sonic Colours (as well as a world exclusive reveal of another brand new game) in the next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, on sale 16 June
Nintendo Power U.S. have revealed that they will also have a big preview for Sonic Colours in their 8th June issue. They’ve revealed a teaser for the games feature by unveiling the upcoming issues front cover and first 2 pages of the Sonic Colour preview containing new artwork for the game as well as announcing the game to be a solo adventure with no gimmicks.
[FAQ]: SEGA Europe/Sonic Wrecks ArchangelUK kindly answered some questions-
•Q: Good golly gosh Batman – where’s this come from all of a sudden? A: You don’t know everything we’re up to boys and girls, even if you think you do.
•Q: Why is the announcement trailer so short? A: The teaser trailer is a teaser trailer – more soon.
•Q: How will Colours/Colors be spelt? A: In the UK and Europe (well most of Europe) it will be Sonic Colours and in the US it will be Sonic Colors. One of the Euro territories I know has gone with Colors. Possibly Spain I think.
•Q: Is it a storybook series game. A: No its not part of the “Storybook Series”.
•Q: Will there be a full render of Sonic released? A: Not yet, but there will be along with the Wisps.
•Q: Is he wagging/raising his missing finger? A: 19 years experience suggests he probably is.
•Q: Who is working on Colours… you know Community wise. A: Me at SOE and Kellie over at SOA. I believe I’m leading so no doubt Stadium and Retro will be getting some exclusives down the line.
He also revealed at the Sonic City Blognik who exactly is working on each version of the game.
I’m pleased to give you yet more news on Sonic Colours which we announced yesterday. I’ve been on the boards and I know there’s a lot of interest in who is actually doing the game. Well I can tell you as of right now you’ll be pleased to know, so to clarify:
The Wii version of Sonic Colours is developed by Sonic Team. The DS version of the game is developed by Sonic Team in association with Dimps.
I hope that helps!
So, Wii = Sonic Team and DS = Sonic Team & Dimps.
More news as it happens!
Thanks to SSMB Staff Member remy ( ﾟ▽ﾟ) at the SSMB for the initial heads up!