SEGA has announced that the physical editions of Sonic Colours: Ultimate, both keyring and standard, in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa will have to wait as this release has been delayed. The rest of the world, including Australia and New Zealand, are unaffected by this delay. The digital version of the game will still be available on September 7th in these regions. SEGA states that the delay is down to logistical issues that were not anticipated which has impacted distribution.
— SEGA Europe (@SEGA_Europe) August 23, 2021
Sonic Colours: Ultimate was announced back in May, with the game set to be released on PC, Switch, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox consoles. This remaster was not the only Sonic thing announced by SEGA at the time. The other things that SEGA announced include:
- Lost Judgment – Play Sonic The Fighters in the in-game arcades. Available 24th September.
- Sonic Origins – a new compilation of Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD for modern platforms, coming in 2022
- A new Sonic Game – the show concluded with a teaser for a new Sonic game from Team Sonic, coming in 2022…
Sonic Colours was originally released in 2010 for the Wii with a Nintendo DS release also done. At the time it was rated quite highly, and it is considered on of the better Sonic titles.
In other Sonic news, Idris Elba recently confirmed that he would be starring in the next Sonic The Hedgehog movie voicing Knuckles. Sonic the Hedgehog was a big hit at the box office in the pre-pandemic start to 2020. The film sprinted past the previous record for a video game movie’s opening weekend, set in 2019 by Detective Pikachu, managing to overcome an extensive delay and redevelopment to be a success. The film sees Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, making a new life for himself on Earth. After setting off an EMP pulse that knocks out power across a large part of North America, the US government puts Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik on his tail, forcing Sonic to make a new best friend in Tom, played by James Marsden, and road trip across America. It doesn’t really make too much sense, but then it’s a video game movie for kids.