Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:12 GMT

SEGA has announced Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for 3DS and Wii.

The game will include football and equestrian events as well as Olympic staples such as athletics, aquatics and table tennis. These new included sports are “sure to ignite even more fierce competition between friends and family in both single and multiplayer modes.”

A new roster of Dream events is also included, and are set in popular Mario and Sonic worlds set at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The game contains over 50 original Olympic themed events for both single and multiplayer modes, and the series has sold over 19 million copies, according to the PR.

“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.”

“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’ll arrive in London as a formidable team to provide fun, competitive sporting activities that friends and family members can enjoy together.”

A launch date will be announced later in the year.

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