Sonic and Tails’ new voices unveiled!

It’s a moment several of us have been waiting for since we learned the Sonic series was getting new voice actors. Just now, Sega (via The Sonic Stadium) released a cutscene from Sonic Colors showing off the new voices for our blue hero and his mutated fox friend. In the cutscene is Tails being a super nerd, facepalming, and delicious fourth wall breakage.

So what do you guys think? Truth be told, I kinda like having a deeper voice for Sonic, and Tails sounding properly like a little boy instead of a girl now is a big improvement. Tell us whether you like, hate, or still want to murder everyone at 4Kids in the name of Ryan Drummond in the comments below.

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. Sonic’s voice is starting to grow on me after watching the cutscene over and over and over. The voice just completely caught me off guard at first. I wasn’t expecting that kind of tone for him but the acting in general is really good. Sonic sounds older and way less annoying now.

  2. Oh, agreed, it’s jarring to hear a deepish tone come from Sonic, but I’m a fan so far. The “Griffith Peaks and Valleys” seem to be gone, too, which helps a bunch.

  3. It’s so different. I’m used to it already though. I think it fits.

  4. Sonic’s voice sounds a little old and off for me but I could get use to it.

    On the other hand, Tails sounds spot on imo.

  5. I’m liking the voices, even Sonic’s new 40-year-old trucker voice. His voice has always agitated me, even in the games I enjoyed, so this one is a lot nicer and feels better.

    Also, this seems a lot more lighthearted than the other recent games. Less “AAUUUGHH WEREHOG AAUUUGHH”, more “Yyaaaaayyyy~”. Which is good. Feels like the older cartoons.

  6. This reminds me a lot of 90s cartoons like Animaniacs. I can dig it. Hopefully the humor is a bit funnier in the full game.

  7. Pretty good, my Wii is broken so I can’t play Sonic Colors. But I will eventually get another one, but enough about me. Sonic’s voice is pretty damn good imo and Tails sounds much better too.

  8. Oh and I forgot to say: Moonwalking Sonic FTW! 😀


  10. It is strange hearing Sonic’s new voice but I do think it is an improvement. They both sound less annoying which is great.

  11. I don’t think it sounds all that different than before. A little deeper, but then again, shouldn’t he be getting older along with us too? No fair that he gets to stay the same age!

    I like distancing the ages of Sonic and Tails, it defines their leader-follower relationship a little better. We’re getting close to release of Sonic Colours and I still haven’t found anything to really dislike…rock on, SEGA.

  12. Sonic’s new deeper voice is less grating, so that’s a big improvement. Tails’ new voice doesn’t sound like a girl, which is a change of pace.

    This is the best performance from Tails since Kirbopher’s Tails in Sonic Bastardized. (I haven’t liked any of the voice actors for Tails in the earlier games.)

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