Have you ever wanted to dress up Sonic in cheetah-printed gloves and shoes? That desire may be what drove you to Sonic Forces‘ character customization in the first place (before being driven away by various other factors). Customization returns to the franchise with Sonic Colors: Ultimate. The remaster will include a shop to gussy up Sega’s blue boy with tokens you earn during the game. But it’s not the only new feature coming to the game. Sonic Colors: Ultimate includes many upgrades, including 4K resolution, the aforementioned cosmetics, a new mode where you race Metal Sonic, and more.
Sega was conservative on the new updates for the game when it was first revealed. Sure, we knew the platformer would look better than it did when it launched in 2010. The framerate and resolution would also be given a needed boost. Today, however, the publisher revealed everything coming to the game, and there are a couple of surprises.
The company could have simply remastered the graphics of the game and hung up its white gloves. However, Sonic Colors: Unlimited is coming with plenty of fresh content to entice old and new fans. Among the high-definition updates, you will be able to play the game at 60 fps up to 4K resolution. The graphics engine has also been given a facelift along with “re-vamped lighting.” Controls can be customized to your liking. Unlimited also includes a new Wisp, the Jade Ghost (first seen in Team Sonic Racing), which allows Sonic to pass through objects. The new mode is called Rival Rush, in which you race Metal Sonic to the finish for rewards.
Good save, Tails
You can see plenty of the aforementioned upgrades to Sonic Colors: Ultimate in the the spotlight trailer above. Among the other additions is the Tails Save, an icon you can claim in each game zone. Falling off a ledge with a Tails Save active makes it so Sonic’s little friend will swoop in and save his clumsy ass. There’s also a new 100 Count Ring to grab, which grants temporary invulnerability and a score boost.
But what about that cheetah print? In the game, you will be able to collect Park Tokens to spend at an in-game store. There, you have your choice of cosmetics to unlock for gloves, shoes, boosts, and auras for you to mix and match. If you’ve dreamed of a version of Sonic with pink gloves, green shoes, a boost that flings flowers, and is surrounded by cute sparkles, well, you’re in luck.
Get your horrifying design ideas ready before Sonic Colors: Ultimate dashes onto PC on September 7.