Sonic Colours Ultimate speeds onto Xbox later this year

By Tom West,
The recent Sonic 30th Anniversary livestream announced the return of Sega's mascot in Sonic Colours Ultimate, which is planned to release later this year on September 7th.

Sonic Colours Ultimate might not be a surprise to many of you after the game was accidentally revealed in a store listing by a French retailer in December 2020. Well, now the cat’s out of the bag and we can all rejoice in the knowledge that the super hedgehog will make a return on Xbox later this year. Announced during the Sonic 30th Anniversary livestream, Sonic Colours Ultimate will be a full upgrade of 2010’s Sonic Colours, and developed by Blind Squirrel Entertainment. On top of the remaster we can expect to see a new game mode, gameplay enhancements, additional features, and a fresh coat of paint on the visuals. It’s going to be great fun playing this on the latest consoles, and seeing the sound-barrier-defying blue hedgehog in as many frames as possible on our screens.

Sonic will of course be back with his super-speed as he blasts his way across challenging worlds, manoeuvring through obstacles and using his boosts. The worlds are all based around an astro-space amusement park (obviously) and feature areas such as mountains made of sweets and (in a slightly less strange place) an aquarium. The planet's Wisp inhabitants will fill Sonic with alien powers that help with defeating enemies, unlocking special areas, and passing through solid objects.

Sonic Colours Ultimate release on September 7th for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility. Will you be picking up a copy and blazing a trail through an amusement park in space? Let us know down below!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.