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This announcement was part of Sega's Sonic Central presentation, celebrating the speedster's 30th anniversary since the original game was released for the Sega Mega Drive. Sonic Colors, which came out in 2010, is an entry that fans are fond of and it introduced the alien Wisps, which have been captured and enslaved by Dr. Eggman. The villain then turns their planets into theme parks as a front for what his true plans were - to drain the aliens of their energy and use it to power a giant Mind Control Ray. Of course, Sonic learns of his latest evil enterprise and visits each of the Wisp planets to shut down the generators sapping their power and imprisoning them. In thanks, the aliens offer Sonic their abilities, called Color Powers. Each version of the game - Wii and Nintendo DS - possessed their own individual Color Powers. Through cooperation with the Wisps, Sonic is able to transform into a laser, a drill, a musical note and more to liberate them and restore order to the galaxy again.
Very wholesome stuff, and fans have a lot to look forward to in the new Sonic Colors Ultimate. Check out the trailer for the remaster below.
Sega assures players that the beloved game is "more colourful than ever with enhanced visuals and graphics," offering 4K resolutions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as "refined controls and many more gameplay upgrades". A new Wisp, the Jade Ghost Wisp, has been added and that lets Sonic pass through solid objects and find new paths in the levels. There's also a new mode titled Rival Rush, which will pit players against Metal Sonic and if they are able to outpace him, they'll unlock enticing rewards.
Additionally, another new Sonic the Hedgehog game was teased, and is on its way to PC, last-gen and new-gen consoles in 2022 - though Sega kept those cards close to its chest in the presentation.
Still, dataminers managed to discover a possible title for the game from a "leaked 4K version" of the Sonic teaser trailer. It might be called Sonic Rangers - Sega themselves have used the name - and other tidbits that have popped up across the internet that claim it's inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yeah, an open-world Sonic game that involves scaling towers and completing puzzles and platforming challenges. We'll let you know how this one pans out.
Sonic Colors Ultimate is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch on September 7th.
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