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Sonic Colors Announced For Wii And DS

Because blue just doesn't cut it anymore.


 Oh yes, you're a winner all right...the winner of being TURNED INTO A ROBOT MONKEY!!
He's called "the blue blur." That's his nickname. You want to know why it's Sonic's nickname? Because he's blue. He ain't no yellow fox or purple cat. He's a blue hedgehog. Blue. For blurring.
 
And yet, for some reason, Sega feels the need to add some different colors to everyone's favorite 20-year-old platformer featuring an anthropomorphic hedgehog in running shoes, because they've just announced a new game designed to fix that problem. Sonic Colors is the name, and, as you might have guessed from the title, color is the game. According to the info accompanying the announcement, Sonic's new adventure will have him teaming up with a race of colorful creatures called Wisps which can confer various palette powers which will color the environment as well as imbuing new moves.  Kinda sounds like a Sonic platformer with a little Okami/ De Blob/ Prince of Persia thrown in for good measure. Sega also mentions that the game will transition between 2D and 3D perspectives, which makes Colors sound a little more like Sonic Unleashed than it probably should.
 
Oh, and it takes place in an intergalactic amusement park run by Dr. Eggman. I'm just going to throw something out here: don't go to an amusement park run by Dr. Eggman. You'll thank me later. And you'll be able to thank me, because you won't be trapped in a giant egg capsule with, like, 200 rabbits and squirrels and chipmunks. 
 
They also released a trailer for the game, but it has zero gameplay, nor does it seem to indicate how the game will play when the game will be released for the Wii and DS this fall. But here it is anyway!
 
 
  
 
Isn't it kind of crazy that the "real" successor to the Sonic the Hedgehog platformers of yore is a downloadable title, but this full retail product is titled as an offshoot? Oh, marketing! 
 
What do you think, Bombers? Are you ready to accept more Sonic into your lives? Or do you look down into the precipice and see the onslaught of Sonic games taking advantage of the goodwill generated by Sonic The Hedgehog 4, and become frightened/depressed/ambivalent?
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Posted by MattBodega

 Oh yes, you're a winner all right...the winner of being TURNED INTO A ROBOT MONKEY!!
He's called "the blue blur." That's his nickname. You want to know why it's Sonic's nickname? Because he's blue. He ain't no yellow fox or purple cat. He's a blue hedgehog. Blue. For blurring.
 
And yet, for some reason, Sega feels the need to add some different colors to everyone's favorite 20-year-old platformer featuring an anthropomorphic hedgehog in running shoes, because they've just announced a new game designed to fix that problem. Sonic Colors is the name, and, as you might have guessed from the title, color is the game. According to the info accompanying the announcement, Sonic's new adventure will have him teaming up with a race of colorful creatures called Wisps which can confer various palette powers which will color the environment as well as imbuing new moves.  Kinda sounds like a Sonic platformer with a little Okami/ De Blob/ Prince of Persia thrown in for good measure. Sega also mentions that the game will transition between 2D and 3D perspectives, which makes Colors sound a little more like Sonic Unleashed than it probably should.
 
Oh, and it takes place in an intergalactic amusement park run by Dr. Eggman. I'm just going to throw something out here: don't go to an amusement park run by Dr. Eggman. You'll thank me later. And you'll be able to thank me, because you won't be trapped in a giant egg capsule with, like, 200 rabbits and squirrels and chipmunks. 
 
They also released a trailer for the game, but it has zero gameplay, nor does it seem to indicate how the game will play when the game will be released for the Wii and DS this fall. But here it is anyway!
 
 
  
 
Isn't it kind of crazy that the "real" successor to the Sonic the Hedgehog platformers of yore is a downloadable title, but this full retail product is titled as an offshoot? Oh, marketing! 
 
What do you think, Bombers? Are you ready to accept more Sonic into your lives? Or do you look down into the precipice and see the onslaught of Sonic games taking advantage of the goodwill generated by Sonic The Hedgehog 4, and become frightened/depressed/ambivalent?
Edited by BeachThunder

Wasn't the point of Sonic 4 to remove all of those random anthropomorphic characters. Now it seems like there's even more than ever.

Posted by CyleMoore

looks like they are continuing making stupid sonic games.

Posted by Ace829

I'm skeptical, but I feel that way about any Sonic game nowadays.

Posted by Brendan

I, along with all other intelligent beings, stopped caring about this one trick pony franchise about 15 years ago. 
Posted by Milkman

BOOOOOO!!!

Posted by CoolDrMoney

I've been saying this for years now! Sonic needs more colors, I'm sick of always seeing brown and grey in these damn games.

Posted by DoctorWelch

That trailer was pretty stupid, some music and some of Sonic's friends? Why even make a trailer.

Posted by JJOR64

$20 says it sucks.

Posted by Protome

I may have not enjoyed a game since Sonic Jam. 
and even then, I personally think the series peaked at Sonic 2. 
But I'd be a goddamn liar if I didn't admit that I get giddy everytime I see a teaser/trailer for a new Sonic game, no matter how awful it looks. :3

Posted by Hamz

They seriously need to stop fucking ruining my nostalgic memories of Sonic. Fuck.

Posted by lordofultima

Best part about this game is that logo, pretty nice stuff actually.

Posted by Willy105

Hey guys, it could still be good.

Posted by BikoBiko

well this is just bound to fail isn't it. sonic cycle commence!

Posted by spiceninja

This is a game? I thought they were releasing colors for DS and Wii that were Sonic inspired. Huh, what a dumb name for a game then.

Posted by ZeroCast
Color me not excited.
Posted by Ace829
@BeachThunder said:
" Wasn't the point of Sonic 4 to remove all of those random anthropomorphic characters. Now it seems like there's even more than ever. "
To be fair, these aren't new characters, but aliens that give Sonic powers.
Posted by Yzzerdd

Sega you just can't devote all your resources to one project can you? Disgusting to think Sonic 4 is probably seen as a low budget side project compared to this.

Posted by HaroldoNVU

What the frak, Sega!? Give Sonic a break. I'd probably be excited about this news if there wasn't a new (crappy) game featuring sonic every semester. Absence is said to something to the heart...

Posted by Protonguy

Wow this franchise just keeps getting molested over and over and over and over. WTF was so hard about making a good sequel to sonic 2.

Posted by Kerukun878

:/ Honestly, I dislike that they added aliens to the series. They should just stick to the originals! Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Eggman!

Posted by Distrato

BIt Trip Sonic

Posted by Ghostiet

Sega is absolutely out of touch not only with the game industry, but also with sanity.

Posted by darkjester74

...

Posted by kamoku

Here we go again..

Posted by Ace829
@Ghostiet said:
" Sega is absolutely out of touch not only with the game industry, but also with sanity. "
I have never known any other video game company that was so blatantly incompetent yet, has survived as long as Sega has. It's truly something I continue to be amazed by. So Sega really does what Nintendon't.
Posted by masterpaperlink

Please somebody kill it

Posted by MattyFTM

All the game does for me is remind me about how wrong the American spelling of colour is.

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Posted by Haoshiro

Sonic Unleashed was very good, this sounds... odd.  But I'm interested in at least learning more about it.

Posted by MisterChief

I am confident that this video game will be a quality product.

Posted by ashogo
@Ace829 said:
" @BeachThunder said:
" Wasn't the point of Sonic 4 to remove all of those random anthropomorphic characters. Now it seems like there's even more than ever. "
To be fair, these aren't new characters, but aliens that give Sonic powers. "
Oh, ok. That's much better then.
 
Also, I am not a bomber.
Posted by Scarabus
@BeachThunder: They must've realized only furries buy their games.
Posted by Organicalistic_
@CyleMoore said:
" looks like they are continuing making stupid sonic games. "
Posted by EliasT

God f*cking dammit, just stop Sega, please, for the love of dear Christ.

Posted by Spoony_Bard

I just hope this and Sonic 4 are completely separate projects. Sonic 4 looks like it still has some potential.

Posted by TwoOneFive

just fucking outsource the title to an adequate dev like Insomniac or fucking Nintendo for crying out lot. your team cant cut it. they cant make a good game anymore!!

Posted by NMC2008

Well I hope we 360 fans get Sonic Unleashed 2 or something similar to it.

Posted by NMC2008
@JJOR64 said:
" $20 says it sucks. "
Where did you get a talking Twenty Dollar Bill?
Posted by JonathanMoore
@CoolDrMoney said:
" I've been saying this for years now! Sonic needs more colors, I'm sick of always seeing brown and grey in these damn games. "
Amen.
Posted by Ace829
@NMC2008 said:
" Well I hope we 360 fans get Sonic Unleashed 2 or something similar to it. "
Well, we have Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
Posted by JJOR64
@NMC2008 said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" $20 says it sucks. "
Where did you get a talking Twenty Dollar Bill? "
FROM THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!
Posted by BulletStorm

Sega says that they make these games for kids, but kids and hardcore gamers would play these games for the same amount of time - the kid will pick up the game and stop playing because its too hard (aka, controls suck) and the hardcore; nay, even casual gamer will realize that the game is crap and stop playing. 
 
Lets say Sega took the time and made Sonic the Hedgehog Colors a GOOD game, drawing in kids with the title and then gamers with gameplay. Why not do that? Kids will ask their parents to buy the next Sonic game as long as you continue to make it colorful and bubblegummy; regardless of how difficult the game is to them.

Posted by EliasT
@Willy105 said:
" Hey guys, it could still be good. "
Hahahahahahahahahaha
 
Oh man, HAHAHAHAHAHA. That's a good one! Pfft, a good Sonic game! *Starts rolling on the floor laughing*
Edited by Toms115

if this game is like sonic unleashed, but without any trace of the werehog or any of his levels, then i will be more than happy.

edit: without most of the story elements, too. i'm all up for sonic having a reason as to why he is doing whatever it is that he is doing, just don't shroud it in boring ass dialogue.

Posted by Toms115
@Protonguy said:
" Wow this franchise just keeps getting molested over and over and over and over. WTF was so hard about making a good sequel to sonic 2. "
they already did: sonic 3 and sonic and knuckles are both better than sonic 2. 
Posted by cravins90

Dang this trailer was bad and then it was over.

Posted by Blueblur1

This is barely a trailer at all.

Posted by Asian2Go

When I first read the title, i thought there was Wii's and DS's that had Sonic designs on them. Instead, I get a shitty sonic game. Yay!

Posted by Draco9898

Excellent, another shitty 3-d Sonic game I do-not-want. We even get "awesome" tails to come along and talk in the most  annoying falsetto voice possible. WOOHOO!

Posted by Cube

Super Mario Galaxy: Worse Edition.

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