Sonic Colours News

Sega: "We made too many Sonic games"

Publisher says future vision is "brilliant".

As Sonic celebrates his 20th anniversary, Sega West boss Mike Hayes has admitted to "making too many Sonic games", promising: "The development teams now know what they need to do" with future titles.

Iron Man vindicates SEGA's movie milking

Profits up, despite harsh conditions.

Despite "stagnant personal consumption", "generally weak demand" for video games and the devastating 11th March Japanese earthquake and tsunami, SEGA has managed a magnificent profit.

Western Vanquish and FM11 sales 

Western Vanquish and FM11 sales "slow"

Both fail to reach one million units sold.

Sales of Platinum Games' Vanquish, Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2011 and Nintendo platforms game Sonic Colours in Europe and North America were "slow", SEGA has said.

In its latest financial report the Japanese company said demand for videogames was "generally weak" in western markets.

Why? Because of "sluggish personal consumption". SEGA sold just under six million game units in Europe, 5.8 million in the US and 1.9 million in Japan and other regions.

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SEGA to follow Nintendo's Mario model

When it comes to releasing Sonic games.

SEGA exec Alan Pritchard has revealed more about the company's plans to delist less-than-stellar Sonic games - suggesting the publisher may take a leaf out of an old rival's book.

Sonic Colours dated

New trailer released.

Wii and DS adventure game Sonic Colours will be released on 12th November in Europe, SEGA has announced.

SEGA defends 3D Sonic games

"It's hard to make everybody happy."

Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka has told of the difficulty SEGA's experienced trying to please veteran Sonic fans with new Sonic games.

SEGA unveils Sonic Colours for Wii, DS

SEGA unveils Sonic Colours for Wii, DS

Looks like Eggman's up to his old tricks.

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.

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