Sega has announced a new direction for the Sonic The Hedgehog series with the introduction of Sonic Colors, set for release on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS platforms for Holiday 2010. While the announcement trailer below leaves a lot to the imagination as it doesn’t show any actual gameplay in it, there is always something exciting about the announcement of a new Sonic game. Some of it resembles the Nascar scenario of wondering how bad a crash could turn out while others have nostalgic hope ring through that the game may live up to the early Sonic games we all know and loved, like that of the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 trailer.
Sega tells us about Sonic Colors:
An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumours are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape! Sonic Colors for the Wii seamlessly combines both 3D and classic 2D game play perspectives, while the Nintendo DS version takes full advantage of the console’s dual screen.
“In Sonic Colors, players run at supersonic speed through incredible looking planets each with their own unique visual style.” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SEGA. “In addition to the classic Sonic gameplay style, the colorful new Wisp power-ups offer a fresh new way of exploring these worlds and helps make Sonic faster than ever before!”
Take a peek after the jump at the announcement trailer and a few new images from the upcoming game and let us know your thoughts on Sonic Colors.