Mario And Sonic Head To London For The 2012 Olympic Games
Sega reveals new entry to the million selling sports series, this time on 3DS.
Despite lukewarm reviews, Sega's Mario & Sonic Olympic series went on to sell over 19 million copies across DS and Wii, proving that audiences love games featuring the two mascots.
Thankfully, there's another entry on the way. Sega officially announced plans to publish Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for both Wii and 3DS, giving players another chance to pit some of the best video game characters against each other in a variety of events.
"Mario and Sonic have had a phenomenally successful partnership and we are extremely proud to be able to recreate this once again with Nintendo and ISM for the London 2012 Olympic Games," commented Naoya Tsurumi, Chairman for SEGA of America and SEGA Europe. "It is truly exciting to be in the position to develop interactive entertainment software titles based on the Olympic Games, and for Sonic and Mario to once again be a part of this historic event."
The Wii version will feature new sports, such as soccer and equestrian. As for 3DS, expect well over 50 different events, available in both single and multiplayer modes. Of course, the game will also support glasses free 3D.
"These games bring together two of the most beloved characters in the history of the video game industry in Mario and Sonic," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "As veterans of both video games and Olympic games, they will arrive in London as a formidable team to provide fun, competitive sporting activities that friends and family members can enjoy together."
Opinions of the previous games were mixed, so we hope Sega puts a little more effort into making the London edition superior.