Summer Games Done Quick is back again this year, and Wednesday is their Sonic block. You’ll get to see runs of Sonic Colors on Nintendo DS, Sonic Riders, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and the fan favorite Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
Summer Games Done Quick is the annual event, like its alternate event Awesome Games Done Quick, is a week-long charity marathon that helps raise money for the Doctors Without Borders. Donating during each run also puts you n for raffles to win prizes. Be sure to tune in, check the schedule and watch how Sonic has gotta go fast.
The animator who made this video, Joel MacMillan, has pointed out in a comment on the video
that it wasn’t meant to be used in Sonic Chronicles
but was instead a personal project a couple of people at Bioware made in their free time and thus is not officially made by Bioware. He also said that he’ll see if he can find the fully scored sequence.
Turns out that Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood was going to have an opening with some very nice looking 2D animation. Shadzter from the Sonic Stadium did some digging around and found a demo reel by Joel MacMillan, an art director at Bioware who worked on the game. The video contains some clips of this opening starting at 1:12. The animation made use of both screens on the DS, with stuff happening on both of them.
Why the final game didn’t have this opening isn’t known. Our best guess is that it’s because the stylistically it looks incredibly different from the game. It’s a shame, because it’s clear that a lot of work was put into making this.
See? Patience is worthwhile as the Sonic Colors DS demo has now hit the American DS Download Service.
Just like our International friends, all you need is a Wii with access to the Nintendo Channel and a DS to get a hold of it. The demo is the same, as expected, focusing on Sonic’s use of the white and red wisps to make his way through Tropical Resort Act 1.
Alternatively, you can also download and slap the demo onto your preferred DS-game playing device and give it a spin that way.