It already leaked, so we knew it was coming. That said, Sega officially announced its new Sonic Colors spitshine today during the Sonic Central event. It’s called Sonic Colors Ultimate, and it’s coming to Xbox, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 7, 2021.
Sonic Colors was originally released on the Wii, so this will be the first time (outside of emulation) the game will be released in high definition. The Wii original was displayed in widescreen, but the best that console could output was 480i. A DS version was also developed by Dimps, but that’s a pretty different game. Anyway, considering the age and original platform, there will likely be a lot of folks experiencing Sonic Colors for the first time.
In addition to the game itself, Sega also revealed a retail release for the Xbox, PS4, and Switch versions, with the initial print run coming with a baby Sonic (from the movie) keychain. Other Sonic movie-related content will be included as well, some of it outlined for a Digital Deluxe edition. From that we can expect:
- Early access
- “Exclusive” music
- Gold and Silver “wearables”
- “Exclusive” player icons
- Sonic movie “boost”
Quotes are mine, since there isn’t any context for any of this stuff yet. Preorders should be live now, and it looks like the PC version will be debuting on the Epic Games Store. A two-part animation called Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps was announced, with the first part coming sometime this summer.