Sonic Colo(u)rs Ultimate released for Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Epic Games Store

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  1. McAleeCh

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    It happened to the Switch version of Crash Bandicoot 4 in the same region too - the difference being Activision didn't tell people what was happening at all, ghosted anyone asking about it, and when asked about it by news sites just responded along the lines of "we successfully launched it digitally in this region". The net result of all this was folks assuming the physical release had been stealth cancelled and grabbing import copies off Amazon and the like. The region's physical release did eventually emerge a few months later, but it was a really shitty way to treat fans of the series.
     
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  2. Sid Starkiller

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    In other words, Activision being Activision. Got it. :V
     
  3. SuperSnoopy

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    Well I'm really fucking happy Sega handled this with common decency at least. Jesus christ, Activision.
     
  4. Blue Blood

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    EMEA = Europe, Middle East and Africa, and by SEGA's apparent definition here that also means Australia and New Zealand (although they aren't impacted by this delay). It's more or less synonymous with PAL regions in this context.

    The delay is unfortunate and I wish that we had some sort of time scale for when to expect a physical release, but I'm glad that SEGA had the decency to say that there was a problem in the first place. They could have easily pulled an Activision and kept quiet, especially because the problem is likely one that couldn't be avoided.

    This isn't going to hit me, personally. I'm in no rush to get Colours Ultimate. Launch day would have been nice, but it's not essential. And I don't like buying digital copies when it can be avoided. Colours is just... Colours. I'm more excited for the soundtrack and I can listen to that by other means. Still feel bad for other people who can't get the physical as soon as they expected to.
     
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  5. Forte

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    It's nice, they informed us about this. More people will get it digitally I suppose.
     
  6. Well, looks like I'll wait a for the physical release, but it's just colours so there's no problem in waiting a bit.
     
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  9. Was just coming in here to post that lmao
     
  10. _Sidle

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    Oh wow, wasn't expecting the second part to go live so soon, for the next week on the dot. Both ManiaAdventutres 1-5 and TSROverdrive 1-2 were roughly monthly, if I'm not mistaken.
    Suppose it makes sense with the release date inching ever closer.
     
  11. grantpa

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    This is just a two-parter, right? Or are there more?
     
  12. It's just two parts
     
  13. I’m kinda disappointed that it will only be two parts.. wish it could have been the same # of episodes as Mania Adventures but it is what it is.. still looking forward to it regardless

    Come to think of it, if part 2 is also 6-7 minutes, then this will be just as long as the 5 parts of Mania Adventures combined so it balances out I guess
     
  14. Starduster

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    I mean the important thing is using the appropriate run time to tell the story the team wants to tell. And to be honest that's never been an issue with the previous animations, so I don't see any reason to be concerned about that with this one. Sure, more Sonic animation is always great, and I've no doubt we'll get more in the future, but I don't need this one in particular to be longer.
     
  15. Part 2 is out

     
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  16. Laura

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    I liked it a lot more than Part 1. I thought they were going a bit too far by implying the wisps died or something but they had them be revived :V

    I really like Metal Sonic in Tyson's animations. He's so deadpan serious in a way that's used for comic effect.
     
  17. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    I absolutely love the voice acting.
     
  18. raphael_fc

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    Luckily the wisps don't get hurt when Sonic uses his whole body to break in multiple pieces the capsules they are in :V
     
  19. snubn0zemunkey!

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    Honestly I really enjoyed this, I hope they do more of these tie-in shorts for Sonic Rangers or whatever comes next!

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    Although this got me wondering, how did Eggman get Metal back under his control after Heroes? Obviously I don't really expect a tie-in short for a re-release of a ten year old game to be the one to finally answer this, it's just something I've never really thought about until now lol
     
  20. Dark Sonic

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    Oh there's no lore reason as to why Metal is obedient now, the comics though usually explain it as some sorta loyalty chip.