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Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 21:12 GMT
Whoops. The Vancouver Winter Olympics’ director of licensing and merchandising, Dennis Kim, has inadvertently confirmed a new Sonic & Mario game for the event. About as shocking as the sun coming up in the morning, but still.
“Last year, 2008, [Sega] had a very successful game using Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Games, as well as a multi-sport simulation type of game,” Kim told The Province.
“That’s what’s being discussed and planned for Vancouver. We are feeling optimistic about sales because of the Beijing experience.”
Sega won’t be pleased. The game hasn’t been officially announced yet, although Sega’s partnership with the Winter Olympics was confirmed last week.
There’s also confirmation of a “simulation” game through there. And stuff about how royalties from the titles will be split. And the colour of Sega’s president’s pants.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 16:26 GMT
Sega just confirmed it’s completed a deal to publish official games based on the 2010 Winter Olympics, to take place in Vancouver.
According to the announcement, “SEGA will publish a wide variety of games with winter sports and events including skiing, skating, and snowboard bearing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games emblem.”
“SEGA is extremely excited to once again work with ISM on a series of multi-platform games celebrating the Olympic Games,” says Sega COO, Okitane Usui.
“The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games offers gamers a collection of exciting sports to master, as well as a stunning location for players to take advantage of. We aim to bring fans around the world an exhilarating experience whenever they play any Olympic title.”
Press release after the break.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 11:30 GMT
According to Eurogamer it is. A “secret source” has told them that it’ll have a wintry theme too.
Despite Capcom’s “No comment” when asked about Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics as reported by GoNintendo, “a person who knows about this sort of thing has since confirmed the sequel is in the works, and will have a wintry theme,” says EG.
We all concur that a sequel to one of the best selling games of last year – 5 million copies in 3 months – is a bit of a no-brainer.
More though the link.
By Mike Bowden