SEGA and Nintendo are to team up again, this time to release Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on the Wii and Nintendo 3DS.
The news comes from what seems to be a press release sent to Czech games magazine Zing. The new title will include new sports such as soccer and riding, which will appear alongside the traditional Olympic disciplines such as athletics, water sports, or table tennis. SEGA says the new sports will further encourage sports enthusiasm among players in both single and multiplayer modes!
Quote from press release (Google translated)
Like its predecessor, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii and Nintendo 3DS developed by Sega Japan. “Mario & Sonic series has always been extremely popular and we are very proud of this partnership that we can resume with Nintendo for the Olympics in London in 2012.” Commented Naoya Tsurumi, President of SEGA of America and Sega Europe. “It’s really exciting to be able to create interactive entertainment titles based on the Olympics and also with figures of Mario and Sonic.”
“The Olympic Games in London 2012 will showcase sports and we are delighted that Mario and Sonic will be there yet again, this time with the largest number of Olympic sports ever” said Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ISM (International Sports Multimedia).
“These games join two most popular figures in the history of the videogame industry,” said the president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime. “As a veteran of video games and the Olympic Games Mario & Sonic arrives in London as an unparalleled team, offering plenty of entertainment and sports activities for all who want to have fun.”
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS. No date has yet been confirmed.