Today, Sonic Colors: Ultimate has released via Steam, and though we knew the remastered 2010 Nintendo Wii platformer was coming soon, we had no definitive date until its stealthy release.
SEGA shadow-dropped Sonic Colors: Ultimate today on PC via Steam with no warning whatsoever. The game was initially released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games store in September of 2021. With the random Steam release, it is also worth noting the game is on sale and all other Sonic titles on Steam will be as well until February 13, 2023.
The original Sonic Colors was released in 2010 via the Nintendo Wii platform, and it followed the story of Sonic the Hedgehog as he attempts to stop his nemesis, Doctor Eggman. The side-scrolling platformer is pretty similar to all other Sonic games, as players run super fast to collect rings and defeat any enemies that stand in their way. With super bright and colorful environments, it was easy to get drawn into, especially as kids. The game also introduced a new feature, Wisps, that allows the player to increase attack power and even reach new areas in-game.
The development of Sonic Colors started in 2008, directly after Sonic Unleashed was released. The game received pretty decent reviews from critics, but a lot of players were upset about the difficulty of the game as a whole. The game took the franchise back to its roots, so it's no wonder why it has been revamped for a comeback.
Sonic Colors is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games store. It will be 30% off on Steam until 10 am PST on February 13, 2023