SEGA has announced Sonic Colours, a brand new high-speed action adventure game in which Sonic will race through theme park-inspired worlds to rescue a colourful alien race from the clutches of Dr. Eggman.

An amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumours are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colourful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape.

Sonic Colours for the Wii promises to seamlessly combine both 3D and classic 2D gameplay perspectives, whilst the Nintendo DS version takes full advantage of the console's dual screen.

"The vibrant alien world of Sonic Colours enables players to race at top speed through incredible looking planets, each with their own unique visual style," commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SEGA. "In addition to the classic Sonic game play style, the colourful new Wisp power ups offer a fresh new way of exploring these worlds and helps make Sonic faster than ever before!"

The alien Wisps in Sonic Colours each have a unique "Colour Power" that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb whilst speeding through the various planets. The Wisp energy enables Sonic to create new paths through the stages by drilling through the ground (Yellow Drill), or speeding through the stage as a laser (Cyan Laser).

Sonic Colours will be available for Wii and Nintendo DS late in 2010.

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