Our fox friend is sidelined but not grounded.
Many (myself included) hoped that the Tails “Life” icon in early Famitsu screens indicated that Tails would be playable. While scans of the latest Famitsu broke our hearts in clarifying that Tails will only play a support role, his actual function does give a pretty nice quality-of-life boost to the title!
By collecting Tails tokens, he’ll airlift Sonic back onto the stage when Sonic inevitably falls off. Sure, it’s a shame we don’t get to play as our favorite biological helicopter, but in a game that emphasizes keeping pace, the little bits of support certainly help. Me specifically. When I repeatedly run him off the edge. Mostly on accident, but sometimes just to see my good pal.
Even without playable Tails, Sonic Colors Ultimate still promises new content to fresh and returning players, including control refinements, character costumes, a new Wisp power, Rival Rush battles against Metal Sonic, and lest we forget, a set of companion animated shorts.
Thanks to our ever vigilant Discord News Tips contributor Bulbasquirtle for catching this detail!