All about the new Sonic actors in Sonic Colours

Ever since the announcement of the Sonic series’ new voice actors for Sonic Colo(u)rs, people have been speculating on the performance of the new voice actors–specifically, Roger Craig Smith and Kate Higgins, the voice of Sonic and Tails, respectively. Though we’ve heard a bit of Smith via his work with the Alton Towers Sonic Spinball ride and Sonic Room, there hasn’t been a lot to indicate where either actor was going with their interpretations of Sega’s famous characters.

So, it only seems right that we give you a taste.

This video shows off the new performances but gives you a look at the story of Sonic Colo(u)rs (as a joint community exclusive for the “Big Three”: Sonic Wrecks, Sonic Stadium and ourselves) and was specially approved by SOJ and Sonic Team for us to reveal, so our thanks to them for helping to support us. This particular clip is the fourth cutscene from the game, so it’s pretty much a given that this may be a spoiler.

In this clip, which we’re collectively calling “Tails and the Translator,” as Colo(u)rs does not use cutscene names, features Tails working with his Miles Electric handheld to try and understand Yakker’s cries for help.

Joypolis does Sonic halloween celebrations

SEGA's theme park resort, Joypolis was planning to do special event in Japan to do with halloween. The laws of the event is, that visitors of Joypolis have to see Sonic do halloween things. This is probanly unlike the Sonic Heroes (Japan 2003, rest of the world 2004) stages of Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion where there are lots of halloween things.

It feels halloween, with all of these ghosts

Ryan Drummond (voice for Sonic the Hedgehog (1998-2004)) playing that role in Sonic Heroes.

Sonic with Jack o' Lantern pumpkin

Sonic with Jack o' Lantern pumpkin

Sonic 4 Game Review on Joystiq

Breathe easily, Sonic fans because is probably something interesting of your favourite thing.

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There was a link on IGN's Sonic the Hedgehog 4 review that it was showing a review of the same game but on Joystiq.

It different approach reviewing the game, comparing to IGN and 1up.
It is recommended to read to all of the text, so you can know how to play the game.
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Sega of Spain retracts Sonic’s anniversary comments

Sonic Paradise (a Spanish Sonic blog) was making comments on Sonic Anniversary and retracted their statements. Here is a translation from Sonic Stadium:

On the last day of Gamefest 2010, some board members attended the event Sonic Reikai to realize that this time Sega’s booth was in charge of a woman, and that the statements to the press about the game had changed.
Also confirm that is indeed Urretabizkaia Izaskun female (probably a she), the official in charge of the said retracted earlier claims that “could not” say anything about the next Sonic Anniversary. What is striking however, was not even consulted directly by the specific title.

[Source: Sonic Stadium; text in quotes]

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Original Comments (in Spanish)

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Sonic 4 is out for Wii today.  Other console versions coming out tomorrow and Wednesday.  [SEGA Blogs]
  • Reviews have been nothing but glowing for Sonic 4[Metacritic]
  • Shitty Sonic games (aka “most of them”), according to Metacritic scores, will be disappearing from retail in order to make room for good ones (aka “werehog deficient”).  [The Sonic Stadium]
  • In a hilarious turn of events, Yuji Naka re-tweeted a fan’s post, which said that “Sonic Fan Remix” was “256 times better than Sonic 4.”  This, after a week of interviewing about launching a Dreamcast 2 and praising Sonic Team.  [Twitter]

[Source: Sonic Retro, some things have been edited.]

Sonic Colours Wallpaper

UPDATE: It’s up!
Our good friends at SEGA provided us with some exclusive Sonic Colors wallpaper for you guys to download yesterday.  It’s a slick background.  It doesn’t end there, though.  Comments by Retro member Solaris Paradox and staffer Gene inspired member angryzor to create this visualization for Windows Media Player.

  • Solaris Paradox: “Looks like a bitchin’ Media Player visualization effect. =V …No, seriously.”
  • Gene: “If anyone is feeling ambitious enough to work on it as a visualizer, by all means.”
  • angryzor: “You shouldn’t say such things, it makes idiots like me waste their evening.”
This visualization, according to angryzor, is in its Alpha stage.  We want to download this when it’s done!

[Source: Sonic Retro]