Recolored Sonic Spotted in Sonic Colors Screenshot

Recolored Sonic Spotted in Sonic Colors Screenshot

by August 24, 2010

The 1st Sign of Gimmicks, or the 1st Sign of Multiplayer?

The shot you see in our graphic here, and in full below, is going to get a lot of attention among fandom really soon.

It’s from Amazon’s Japanese portal promoting Sonic Colors.  In it, you see a regular blue Sonic…closely followed by a reddish-pink Sonic.  Both characters have an antenna device on their head, and both have their own boost gauge, lives counter, and ring counter in a previously unseen stage.

On first sight, this would indicate a confirmed two player mode, and some fans speculate it’s either a co-op or competitive race mode.  That would add into the mix multiplayer talk that has to this point been dodged by Sega brass in interviews.  On the other hand, with so many characters in the Sonic universe, seeing a re-colored Sonic in any official setting is very strange, to say the least.  And with antennae? Can you say gimmick?

We will follow up on any more we hear.  You can draw your own conclusions in the comments section.  Thanks to Crysore for sending this in.  If you have news to share, be sure to share it with us by clicking News Tips at the top of every page.