Sonic Colors Ultimate Releases this Fall on All Platforms

Sonic Colors Ultimate is an enhanced version of the original and adds an all-new mode.

Sega announced Sonic Colors Ultimate during the Sonic 30th Anniversary event and debuted a new Sonic Colors Ultimate trailer during E3 2021. Colors Ultimate releases September 7 for PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

It features enhanced visuals, the new Rival Rush mode, backwards compatibility with PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and several other improvements over the 2010 original, including "refined controls."

Sonic Colors Ultimate follows Sonic through Dr. Eggman's nefarious theme park. The Blue Blur encounters mysterious entities called Wisps that grant him superpowers, such as passing through walls and charging up attacks.

Sonic Colors Ultimate will come in several versions, including:

Physical Standard ($39.99)

  • Pre-order includes baby Sonic keychain

Digital Standard ($39.99)

  • Baby Sonic keychain
  • Movie boost giving Sonic an electric aura from the Sonic movie
  • Exclusive icons

Digital Deluxe ($44.99)

  • Early access to the game starting September 3
  • Ultimate music pack with three original game remixes
  • Exclusive icons
  • Ultimate cosmetic pack with movie, gold, and silver Sonic sets

Stay tuned for more on Sonic Colors Ultimate as we approach its September 7 launch date. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 15th 2021

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