The recently delayed Sonic the Hedgehog 4 isn't the only game that Sega has in the works. A trailer for the oddly-named Sonic Colors for the Nintendo Wii and DS has popped up online, and aside from showing Sonic and Tails charging ahead at full speed, a few strange critters floating around, and the title, there's really nothing in the trailer to elaborate on what this game is supposed to be.
GameSetWatch notes that it need not be a traditional action game, however. It could be something more in line with 1993's Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
I was a bit disheartened when I saw all the strange alien creatures flying alongside Sonic and Tails, thinking to myself, "Great. More of Sonic's, uh, stupid friends," but someone pointed out to me that this could be a puzzle game, and those weird looking bits could be the blocks that make up the puzzle. With a title like Sonic Colours, it makes sense!
But then from Tiny Cartridge:
Looks like Sonic Colors isn't a puzzler, just a regular Sonic game with aliens that give you Color Powers.
Which leads us straight to the hedgehog's mouth:
Sonic Colors sees Sonic accelerating to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasting through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisps featured in the game each have a unique “Color Power” that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb while speeding through the various theme park inspired planets. The Wisp energy enables Sonic to create new paths through the stages by drilling through the ground (Yellow Drill) for example, or speeding through the stage as a laser (Cyan Laser). Stringing the Wisp power-ups together creates a combo that increases Sonic’s boost gauge even more quickly. Exclusive Wisp power-ups will be available for both Wii and the Nintendo DS versions, ensuring a unique and super speedy gameplay experience for Sonic fans everywhere.
With E3 on the way, I bet we'll hear more about this title soon. I go into vague Sonic games with no expectations these days, so the worst this game can do is cause apathy instead of disappointment.