SEGA and Nintendo have today announced a game with one of the longest names in history while continuing a partnership that ten years ago we thought couldn’t possibly flourish, but here we are.
Wait wait wait, that’s not right – let’s start over. ahem
SEGA and Nintendo have today announced Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, an officially licensed Olympic-themed sports game that continues the incredibly strong (19 million unit selling) Mario & Sonic franchise.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will include brand new headline sporting events, such as soccer and equestrian activities, while retaining the expected range of Olympic disciplines like athletics and aquatics, as well as table tennis and more.
The game will become available on both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS and will contain over 50 Olympic-themed events that you’ll be able to play through either solo or with friends.
“Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe,” reads a press release, “the glasses-free 3D visuals and the unique control systems mean there are plenty of new and exciting ways to compete for a coveted gold medal!”
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games:
“These games bring together two of the most beloved characters in the history of the video game industry in Mario and Sonic. 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.”
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available later this year on Wii and 3DS, with an official release date yet to be announced.