Seems like 2010 is the year of the Hedgehog, with Sonic 4 on it’s way and now the announcement of Sonic Colours!

Sonic Colours is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colourful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SEGA commented “The vibrant alien world of Sonic Colours enables players to race at top speed through incredible looking planets, each with their own unique visual style.”. “In addition to the classic Sonic game play style, the colourful new Wisp power ups offer a fresh new way of exploring these worlds and helps make Sonic faster than ever before!”

The Wisp energy enables Sonic to create new paths through the stages by drilling through the ground (Yellow Drill) for example, or speeding through the stage as a laser (Cyan Laser).

Seems like Sonic will certainly be giving us a run for our money this time (get it?!). The crazy colourful announcement trailer can be seen right here.

Sonic Colours will be available on the Wii and the Nintendo DS in late 2010

For more information on the announcement check out the SEGA Blog