We’ve got a game of Twitter Translation Telephone here, so strap in.
Yesterday, Twitter ate through some new Famitsu scans about Tails’ functionality in the upcoming Sonic Colors Ultimate remaster, and today, we got a translated interview with Iizuka and Hoshino.
Okay, we didn’t get the interview translated into English, but let’s turn to another Twitter user to help with that:
As described, Sonic Colors was a rather successful game on its original hardware, but never left the Wii and DS going forward. Recent games from Sonic Mania onward, and the extreme success of the movie, brought plenty of new, younger fans to the franchise, and Colors was seen as a solid continuation for those fans. The Tails recovery system is one example of the features added to assist beginner players.
Sonic Colors was already a solid entry point to the franchise when it released in 2010. The aesthetics are drenched in vibrant whimsy, the story was goofy and lighthearted, and it didn’t require familiarity with the ever expanding cast. It continued Sonic Unleashed’s inclusion of bottomless pit warnings, and it re-imagined underwater movement. With the potential of a less-punitive lives system (we don’t yet know if it is optional or mandatory), Sonic Colors Ultimate seems well positioned to carry on the series’ boost in popularity.