Sonic Colors Remake and Cartoon Arriving This Year

Sonic Colors Ultimate is finally giving fans the Sonic Colors remake they've been asking for, and that's not all — a new cartoon Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps is debuting this summer.

Published: May 27, 2021 12:31 PM /


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One of the biggest wishes of Sonic the Hedgehog fans has been answered: a Sonic Colors remake is in development! Titled Sonic Colors Ultimate, this lovely revival will launch later this year — but Sonic: Rise of the Wisps will debut first.

Sonic Colors Ultimate is a remake of the 2010 Wii and Nintendo DS game Sonic Colors. Although both of those platforms were certainly popular in their heydey, the nature of Nintendo's gaming machines means that it's pretty hard to play this game without access to a Wii or Nintendo DS console. Now, it's finally making its way to modern systems according to today's massive Sonic Central livestream — and yes, there's a Digital Deluxe Edition.

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Here's what you get with the Sonic Colors Ultimate Digital Deluxe Edition.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of the Sonic Colors remake has some neat goodies for players including exclusive music and player icons, a Sonic movie boost, gold and silver wearables, and early access to the game.

When is the Sonic Colors Ultimate Release Date?

The Sonic Colors Ultimate release date is September 7, 2021. You'll be able to get this game for PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. No price has been announced, but pre-orders should be opening up on all platforms pretty soon on (The website has been absolutely slammed thanks to this exciting announcement, so you might have to wait a while to check it out.)

Getting to play this game again in a few months is pretty great, but something almost as cool is arriving in just a few short months — a brand-new Sonic Colors cartoon!

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It's Not Just a Sonic Colors Remake — Get Ready for Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps

Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps will complement the launch of the Sonic Colors remake later this year. Featuring the voice cast of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, this new series of short animations will get players hyped up for the hotly-anticipated remake arriving later this year.

When is the Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps Release Date?

The Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps release date will be sometime in Summer 2021. We don't yet know where this show will be making its debut, but I'm sure there are a lot of fans who are going to want to watch it.

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More New Sonic the Hedgehog Games Also on the Way

The Sonic Colors remake and cartoon are not the only things on the way — some other cool Sonic the Hedgehog stuff has been announced as part of this iconic gaming mascot's 30th anniversary. Here's what else you can look forward to:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog content will be coming to Two Point Hospital on July 30, 2021.
  • Sonic the Fighters will be a playable arcade game in Lost Judgement when it arrives on September 24, 2021.
  • You'll be able to dress up as Sonic in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 when it launches on all platforms on June 22, 2021; you'll be able to pre-order Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sometime soon on its official website.
  • A new Sonic Origins compilation is on the way which will feature:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 1
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    • Sonic 3 & Knuckles
    • Sonic CD
  • A new flagship Sonic the Hedgehog game is in development by Sonic Team and will arrive on PC and consoles in 2022.
    • Update (5/27/21, 4:40 PM EST) – A tweet from @PTKickass says that a files from a 4K trailer have leaked which indicate this new flagship game may be titled Sonic Rangers.
  • Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing are now available on Amazon Luna.
  • Sonic ForcesTeam Sonic Racing, and Sonic Mania are coming to PlayStation Now on June 1, 2021.
  • Finally, Sonic Mania is launching on the Epic Games Store on June 24, 2021.

In the meantime, we can look forward to playing the Sonic Colors remake on modern systems later this year. You'll be able to play Sonic Colors Ultimate on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on September 7, 2021.

What do you think of the Sonic Colors remake? What system would you like to play the game on? Let us know in the comments below!

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