Rumour: Sonic Dimensions in development for Wii U?

Sonic Generations

In the absence of a Wii U port of Sonic Generations, quite the rumour has broken out over an entirely original Sonic project for the console titled Sonic Dimensions. Now, if you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know the drill with rumours – no matter how fantastic they sound (a certain Emily Rogers comes to mind), they should never be held for truth.

With that little disclaimer out of the way, let’s dig in – this is a juicy one.

Sonic Dimensions is a spiritual successor to the Wii-exclusive Sonic Colors. Although it is not clear yet whether the game will be a Wii U exclusive or not, it will supposedly “take advantage of many Wii U specific capabilities.” The storyline revolves around Dr. Eggman splitting the space-time continuum as a result of his latest hare-brained scheme to take over the world, and Sonic with it. Each “split” Sonic will be a different colour and will have his own special abilities, which forms the crux of the game’s mechanics.

We have some details on every Sonic variation’s attributes, with the exception of the green one. They are as follows:

  • blue – a uniting “ghost”
  • red – slow speed, short jump, ability to create explosions
  • orange – something along the lines of Big the Cat – slow and lumbering until he powers up
  • purple – move platforms and float
  • yellow – fastest Sonic, but also must vulnerable (and it’s not Super Sonic)

The dimensional split has apparently affected every single character in the game, from Sonic to his friends. A kind and caring version of Dr. Eggman will supposedly guide Sonic on his quest, and an evil version of Amy Rose might have a showdown with the hedgehog of her dreams.

But by far the most interesting part of the rumour is that Nintendo staff are collaborating with Sega on level design, along with most of the original crew from Sonic Colors. Nintendo don’t work on a game together with third-party studios very often, so if this last part is true, Sega must be onto something special.

If it’s all true, that is. Once again, I cannot stress enough that this is still purely a rumour. But it’s a scrumptious one that I wouldn’t mind turning out to be true.

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  1. Hylianhero64

    This sounds pretty epic. Let’s hope Sega can keep its good Sonic game streak (though with Nintendo, this hopefully shouldn’t be a problem… That said, Nintendo hasn’t actually ever made a sonic game to my knowledge).

    Also, in the first paragraph, it says the new game is titled “Sonic Generations.” Shouldn’t it be “Sonic Dimensions” like the title of the article?

    • Whoops… thanks for catching my silly error there. It’s been fixed. :)

      Nintendo may never have made a Sonic game before, but I still think they could be a valuable development partner to Sega considering that their staff are the absolute cream of the crop.

  2. Andy

    Well, from my understanding, back in 2010 there were a lot of rumors about a Sonic game that would include both 2D and 3D game play levels. Those rumors turned out to be true, so here’s hope that these are also true.

  3. Mariomaster1

    Nintendo AND Sega working together on a Sonic the Hedgehog game?! If that is true, not to mention all the rumors period, then this game should be just full of win! Though when I go over the name Sonic Dimensions, I can’t help but picture a game where Mario and Sonic’s dimensions mix and they do something besides Olympics for once…..but then the game would probably have both Mario and Sonic’s names in there somewhere. But, hey, if they do make a great game together with Nintendo maybe such a game could exist one day :D Regardless, I’d play this game if it was made.

    • Blackachu

      Funny. I’ve been thinking about something like that for the past few days.

  4. FL767

    Super Happy Fun Essay Time

    Does anyone remember The Begend of Belda? It appeared on something or other and was listed as an Aonuma project. Maybe it was his twitter? I dunno, i googled it but it drew moot. If someone can reply to this all “I remember that!” like, it’d be appreciated and stuff.

    Here’s another thing you may or may not remember that came to mind, and feel free to call BS on this one because i simply to refuse to even try looking for it. The quote was something along the lines of “We haven’t made a teamwork game in a long time but it’s worth revisiting.” If someone can second remembering this, it’d also be appreciated. It was ST who said that one, by the way.

    OK, so then rumor is that a Four Swordy game being co-developed by Nintendo and SEGA is coming to the Wii U that allows you to play as two different Sonics at a time. Has a portion of the Zelda staff been working on this game with ST? Skyward Sword’s team is apparently full of new blood who where fans of the franchise, so where did those other guys go?

    And perhaps TSSZ found something very alpha very out-of-context. Perhaps in it’s early stages, the game is being played as Sonic recolors because the models aren’t ready/ the Zelda guys who may or may not be over there love their Four Swords. Either way, it wasn’t ment to be seen. So what could the title Sonic Dimensions mean? Well, two of the recolors fit Blaze and Silver surprisingly well…

  5. Captainhowdy

    This is very exciting news. I hope it’s true, the Wii U is shaping out to be something legendary.

  6. Sega didn’t tell me about this game.

    Also im 20 Years old and im not with Amy.

    • rosytherascal1993

      If I tell you what I know, will you marry me? That 3 year difference won’t matter soon enough, hon. ;)

  7. jared the hedgehog

    want this game so bad me and my friends have our own sonic re-colored fan characters mine is yellow and named nash my friend has a red one named carnage and my other friend has a green one named nova

  8. knux03

    sorry to burst the bubble of u guys but if u search for the name you will bump in to a “FAN” made game called sonic dimensions although i don’t see the multy-sonic’s it kinda reminds me of sonic x comics were there are a lot of sonic clones with orange ,purple and lots of them so rumor is no rumor just a lame a temp to ruin sonic seriously wheres the respect i remember does times were sonic was sonic not sonic in car or skate board Sonic adventures was epic i there was a good game or sonic would be like this one adventure puzzle like that kinda like a sonic heroes or anti sonic scourge that would be nice not like sonic the hedgehog or shadow the hedgehog , just a good old game

  9. Isamu O.

    This seems interesting as i’m open to new ideas. So long as sega doesn’t straw off the foundation of sonic (speed and platforming) then it’ll be intriguing to add different and interesting aspects to sonic, just to keep the game franchise fresh. I just hope that the extremely radical sonic fanboys won’t mess up this potentially true and great sonic game.

  10. Sonic

    hey everyone your favirurt hedgehog hero is back

  11. Skye