Physical versions of Sonic Colors: Ultimate have hit an indefinite delay in Europe, including both the standard and keyring editions. Sega has released a statement on Twitter, explaining that this delay is due to “logistical issues.” This will affect all EMEA territories except for Australia and New Zealand, with a digital release still being available on the intended launch date of September 7. In the statement, Sega said it is “committed to customer satisfaction” and apologizes for the delay.
— SEGA Europe (@SEGA_Europe) August 23, 2021
As is often the case, this delay may have been caused by shortages stemming from the ongoing pandemic. Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a port of the 2010 Wii classic and is often considered to be one of the best 3D Sonic titles. Development of the Ultimate version is being helmed by Blind Squirrel Entertainment, which created various HD ports such as BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced Edition, and most recently Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. With these games under its belt, Sonic Colors: Ultimate will probably be a fantastic port of an already excellent game.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate launches on September 7, 2021, but following the physical delay, European fans will need to either buy the game digitally or wait for physical copies to arrive. Sega hasn’t given a time frame on this delay, so expect to hear more in the coming weeks/months. Are you excited for Sonic Colors: Ultimate?