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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!!
 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?