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17 years, 1 month ago


SEGA® Corporation and Nintendo Co. Ltd. today made a historical announcement that two of the biggest icons in the entertainment industry, Mario™ and Sonic™, are joining forces to star in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Developed for the Wii™ video game system and the Nintendo DS™ system, this momentous agreement marks the first time these two renowned stars have appeared together in a game.

Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and published by Nintendo in the Japanese market, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be available for Christmas 2007 and is licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers will be able to compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi™, Knuckles™, Yoshi®, Tails™ and more. Innovative usage of the Wii and DS control systems to maneuver a favourite character will allow players to race the likes of Mario and Sonic down the 100m track, engage in exhilarating rallies in table tennis and churn water in a swimming heat, all while competing for the much sought after gold medal.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nintendo and ISM on this groundbreaking title,” said Hisao Oguchi, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA Corporation. “For the first time, two of the world’s greatest games’ characters come together to compete in the world’s greatest sporting event and we couldn’t be more excited.”

“Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games,” says Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and General Manager, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.. “In fact, for a long time they have been discussing the possibility of one day competing against each other. Now that they have been given the perfect opportunity to meet at the Olympic Games, we may finally learn who is actually faster, Mario or Sonic?”

“The Olympic Games represent the true spirit of competition and passion,” said Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “Bringing together intensely competitive and fun characters like Mario and Sonic in an Olympic setting helps showcase the sports of the Olympic Games in a new and compelling way for all generations.”


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    toonwatcher
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    17 years, 1 month ago
    There is no way Mario can beat Sonic in a foot race unless he's driving one of his carts. I wish that they would put Sonic in Super Smash Bros: Brawl. That's what everyone is waiting for.
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      COOLHAND
      2938 Posts
      17 years, 1 month ago
      I just saw this pic yesterday
        gaastra
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          wolfsjetta12
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          17 years, 1 month ago
          thats awesome i just wish it just wasn't for wii
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            17 years, 1 month ago
            As long as MARIO is in the game, then yeah it's Wii-only.

            Sorry

            EDIT: Thread merged with the other Mario and Sonic at the Olympics thread. IT'S STILL ON PAGE 1 at the time of this post.
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              buckyohare
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              17 years, 1 month ago
              oh man will that be sweet, I am picturing like an uber awesome, expanded wii sports with nintendo characters type of thing. I'm buying this on release day!
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                mr-funky
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                17 years, 1 month ago
                wow, hopefully this won't be another crap-tastic party game that only last for a few days...but I'm crossin my fingers!
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                  Ilikethepixies
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                  17 years, 1 month ago
                  There may be hope for peace in the middle east after all! If Sonic and Mario can get together for a chivelrous competition, anything is possible. I don't know how they can actually think Mario is faster than Sonic though... I mean really. He might have Sonic beat at the shotput, but the hurdles... I mean Come On!
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                    PyroPhoenixX
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                    17 years, 1 month ago
                    Funny thing, I was just finshed reading an article about this game and thought it was a prank of some sort. But no, this is for real, Mario and Sonic in this new game!! This was my expression after finding out :eek:
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                      tigediane
                      331 Posts
                      17 years, 1 month ago
                      Me too. My jaw dropped when I found out about the game on TV. I want to see the sample gameplay and screenshots.
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                        Breakman
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                        17 years, 1 month ago
                        I'm not usually too much into games like that, but Sonic and Mario on the same game will make me give it a try.
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                            COOLHAND
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                            17 years, 1 month ago
                            This isnt the first time to my knowledge that theyve teamed up
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                              the-micro-man
                              3492 Posts
                              17 years, 1 month ago
                              Sonic would kick Mario's Italian (I'm a quarter Italian so I can say that) butt to kingdom come unless Mario could find that magic P-Wing from SMB3!
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                                KRW
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                                17 years, 1 month ago
                                COOLHAND
                                This isnt the first time to my knowledge that theyve teamed up


                                Yeah, but this the first OFFICICIAL title in both series where Mario & Sonic team up. By official I mean an actual game by Nintendo & Sega, not just a fan-game.
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                                  shinestar
                                  143 Posts
                                  17 years, 1 month ago
                                  and so it begins they say
                                  wii would like to play
                                  shinestar is back!
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                                    the-micro-man
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                                    17 years, 1 month ago
                                    KRW
                                    Yeah, but this the first OFFICICIAL title in both series where Mario & Sonic team up. By official I mean an actual game by Nintendo & Sega, not just a fan-game.


                                    He might be right, there's a rumor that Sonic was an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but I haven't really seen any evidence.
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                                      mr-funky
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                                      17 years, 1 month ago
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                                      He might be right, there's a rumor that Sonic was an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but I haven't really seen any evidence.


                                      they haven't really given any more news on the newest smash bros, so something can happen...but they did have an april fools joke (EGM magazine I think) where everyone thought that Sonic & Tails where hidden characters if thats what your talkin bout...
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