Knuckles & Amy Confirmed For Sonic Colours DS

Knuckles & Amy Confirmed For Sonic Colours DS

In an interview with Video Games Daily, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka has confirmed rumours dating back to E3 in June, which claimed Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose will be appearing in the DS version of Sonic Colours. Iizuka reveals that both characters will feature in the game’s story mode, but like Tails, they will not be playable.

The DS version introduces the other characters like Knuckles and Amy as kind of the guest characters. They don’t have any direct influence on the gameplay but they act as the narrative to the background of the story, so if you play the DS version you get a better understanding of the story for Sonic Colours.

Iizuka also gives us some insight into how Sonic Team implements fan feedback from previous Sonic games into upcoming titles:

The team always looks at feedback immediately after we release a game and they are always looking to the pros and cons of the feedback and try to address those through the next game developed. They don’t really take it fully because they have their own thoughts but they do look at feedback and try to input as much as possible.

That feedback is actually the story of how Sonic Colours came to be. The players had always wanted a pure Sonic action game. They always wanted to play as Sonic and they always wanted the high-speed action stages. That is how we started the project for Sonic Colours — that was the most important feedback to look into. With Sonic Colours we wanted the stage to start with high-speed Sonic action and end with high-speed Sonic action. We didn’t want to break it up by introducing other characters or other kinds of action so the feedback has really influenced this game.

For the full interview, head over to Video Games Daily

20 Comments

  1. Yay, I’ve already knew that Knuckles and Amy will appear in the DS version but I’m glad that they’ve finally confirmed it. 😀 Now we need to see some artwork of them.

  2. “With Sonic Colours we wanted the stage to start with high-speed Sonic action and end with high-speed Sonic action. We didn’t want to break it up by introducing other characters or other kinds of action so the feedback has really influenced this game.”

    Both versions of Sonic Colors has now been confirmed to be the best Sonic Games of this Generation.
    😀

  3. I think they had it right back with Sonic Adventure where the game was non-stop Sonic action, then you can play the other characters when you want to. But then SA2 ruined it because you had to do boring Knuckles and Tails levels between the Sonic ones, then we just got more of that in Sonic Unleashed and stuff.

    …looking forward to this game.

  4. You know, I actually wouldn’t mind having more characters playable in 2D installments of the series.
    I’m curious to see how different the two versions of Sonic Colors will be story wise.

  5. Shame that Knuckles couldn’t be in the Wii version. I mean, they won’t be playable in either. Though considering the situation I’m wondering where they fit in. lol

  6. Maybe for DSiWare, Sega and Dimps could make Sonic Advance 4, so we can have the four playable again, and Cream, too.

  7. An appearance by Marine would work for me.. yano.. just so we know SEGA hasn’t scrapped her completely

  8. Theres really no point in bringing Marine back…she only appeared in one game and we haven’t heard about her since. I guess SEGA also realized that they have no use for her after SRA.

  9. ” other characters like Knuckes & Amy’

    it doesnt say just Knuckles and amy…it says characters like them.
    That means there could be characters beside them too, Like Shadow ^-^

    Could be right, right?

  10. @Hamilton: This is the DS version, and Knuckles was in the first Sonic Rush. Nothing new here, move along.

  11. I just dont get why you people are wishing for Shadow, I think that of all the existing Sonic characters…he would be the last one to appear in this kind of game.

    (I’ll never understand what’s so amusing about Shadow)

  12. It’s too bad they’re not playable 🙁 i miss playing as other characters like tails, knuckles, amy and even shadow was ok (before the guns and motorcycle crap) but this should still be fun, at least they added in the original characters and not the lame newer ones (silver, blaze).

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