Rumor: Sonic Dimensions in development for Wii U, Sonic Colors spiritual successor

So, a rumor for a new Sonic game? Not surprising, but this rumor comes with a bunch of details that seem very possible, actually I’d be shocked if this isn’t mostly correct. The title, Sonic Dimensions, is a working title, so that will most likely change.

The game is supposed to take place after Sonic Generations and be the ‘spiritual successor’ to Sonic Colors. Sonic Dimensions is said to take advantage of some Wii U’s specific capabilities, including using the touch screen to activate powers and destroy enemies. Hopefully we can turn this off and not use it. It’s also said to have 4 player multiplayer. The story will be another time-space continuum one. Oh boy.

The game will have Sonic change colors, with each color supposed to represent a new personality for Sonic. Blue Sonic, of course, will be the core Sonic and will be the uniting figure for all the other colors. Five colors are rumored:

  • Red: Allows Sonic to blow up and find new paths. The negative with the power is that it makes Sonic slow and have shorter jumps.
  • Purple: Will allow Sonic to move platforms and float. But his attitude will become ‘dark’.
  • Orange: will give Sonic the personality of Big the Cat. (Wait, how is this a power? This is actually the rumor…)
  • Yellow: Makes Sonic ultra fast, but will also allow him to take damage easier.
  • Green: Nothing has been revealed about this color, yet.

The catch with the powers is that you are only allowed to use two powers in a stage. Thus you have to choose wisely, like don’t choose Orange. A White Sonic option will appear for users who have died too much on one stage. White Sonic will make the game easier for the user, but give you a low rank.

Part of the rumor is that SEGA may be working with Nintendo developers on this title, supposedly with level design. Let’s hope the team at Nintendo understands Sonic games and aren’t walking in here thinking it’s a Mario title. The staff includes most of the people who worked on Sonic Colors.

Rival battles are said to be back, seems the game will focus on split personalities for all of Sonic’s friends, since rival battles will have you fighting ‘dark versions’ of them. Eggman will also have a good split personality. Of course, 2D classic gameplay will make its return to the title.

Music Plant from Sonic Advance 2 is rumored to be resurrected in this project.

[Source: TSSZNews]


12 responses to “Rumor: Sonic Dimensions in development for Wii U, Sonic Colors spiritual successor

  1. Chaosmaster8753 says:

    This is definitely a fairly weird idea, but I don’t think I’m too surprised at something like this being a spiritual successor to Sonic Colors. We can only wait for now.

  2. radrappy says:

    Dimensions? They should just title it Sonic Colors 2. Im getting tired of all these wonky subtitles. Makes it feel like the franchise has no direction. Oh wait.

  3. Sharky says:

    I’m about 110% sure that this is a load of nonsense… Why would Sonic Team have Nintendo help with level design? Nintendos aren’t exactly well versed in Sonic style platforming levels which are far removed from the kind of platforming in Mario and Kirby.

    Oh and also that’s a really bad idea period… No I would totally support a Sonic Colours 2 but being forced to play as a slow sonic? No, that’s dumb.

    Sonic Colours 2 needs to be very similar to Sonic Colours the original, only with improved controls, new locations and Wisp Powers.

  4. I don’t doubt that there will be a Wii U Sonic game, but all this info seems like too much too soon. Generations isn’t even in stores and we already know the title and entire way in which the game functions? I smell b.s.

  5. Arc Christelle says:

    ^ What he said.

  6. Sonic Retro members are pointing out that this is all very similar to an issue of the Sonic X comic:

  7. Adam Duffield says:

    “Hopefully we can turn this off and not use it.”
    Wow thats very pesismistic

  8. teirusu says:

    how many sonic ons they are going to relase lol

  9. CrazyTails says:


    it happens most of the times but i agree that this whole idea still sounds like a load of crap

  10. unknown says:

    i rly hope there is no wii u sonic game. they’ll be so expensive and nobody’ll have one or they don’t want one. plus it’d be nice to have another sonic colors ON THE SAME CONSOLE!

  11. radrappy says:


    what. . .?

  12. unknown says:

    what…? or at least i think you’re refering to me

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