SEGA has revealed details of the 20948129810th instalment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Titled Sonic Colours, it's described as an action adventure game in which our hero "races through incredible theme park-inspired worlds to rescue a colourful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman". Or Dr Robotnik, as he was known before fleeing Soviet Russia.

The aliens in question are called the Wisps. They possess a "unique colourful energy" which Sonic can absorb for extra powers. For example, the Yellow Drill will allow him to create new paths by drilling holes, while the Cyan Laser will let him speed through environments as an actual laser. You can also string Wisp power-ups together for combos and boosts.

The Wii version of the game will combine 3D and 2D perspectives, while the DS title will, er, use both screens. Each version will feature exclusive Wisp power-ups.

Sonic Colours is due out in late 2010.

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