Mario, Sonic qualify for Wii, DS Olympics

Famous Sega and Nintendo characters will star together in Olympic Games-themed sports title on Nintendo platforms later this year.

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Two of video games' most recognisable icons will soon be competing against each other. Sega and Nintendo have announced a new title, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which will be released on the Nintendo Wii and DS. This will be the first time that the two well-known digital stars have appeared in a game together.

Other characters that gamers will be able to play as or against include Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, and Tails. The environments in the game will be based on the venues at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and events include table tennis, 100 metres running, and swimming.

"Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games," said Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. "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?"

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be released worldwide this holiday season. Sega will handle publishing duties in Europe and North America, and Nintendo will publish the game in Japan.

Discussion

442 comments
bbot2229
bbot2229

awsome this is so cool im so geting it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DarkspineSonic0
DarkspineSonic0

finally, i mean c'mon, every1 has wanted sonic and mario to come together for years, and finally there making it true, i mean seriously, there are so many things that include mario and sonic together, plus i wonder if there'll be a story, and sonic would be good in brawl with his spindash as his down B attack and SONICBOOM as his smash move!

king_bobo
king_bobo

Sweeet! Hopefully the mini-games will have a degree of excitement and competition, unlike so many other mini-game packages on the Wii...

ultimaxer
ultimaxer

Well, at least sonic's not in brawl

terminator07
terminator07

I was hoping for a action adventure story game for them to meet but I take what I can get.....And Sonic better be in brawl !!!!

sasafetch
sasafetch

Sounds like a cool combo, but the fact that the Olympic logo is everywhere and that it's in the title concerns me. Mario and Sonic are cool franchises and having them team up is a dream come true. I just hope that the fact "Olympic" is everywhere means that this will become some rushed flop that just tries to add another pathetic product to the Olympic hype. Personally I'd rather see the Mario franchise go head to head another way. I mean track and field? Come on! Why not brawl, bar fight, or rock paper scissors or something?

chuukoku
chuukoku

hehe I'll be looking forward to this game, this seems quite interesting :3

soxs
soxs

Hahahaha!, this is great, they will finally square off against each. at least at the Olympics!

Nin10doFan44
Nin10doFan44

Perfect combination!?!? I can't wait till this game come out!

Staffmaster123
Staffmaster123

This games sounds cool but...Olympic games?Come on!We need ACTION!Fighting!And MORE CHARECTERS!!!!!!

grug_GS
grug_GS

People always say Sonic is too fast to lose in a fight against Mario. Except Sonic can't actually run at supersonic speeds, that's only in the comic book and anime (and all anime is horribly exagerated). Solution? Mario puts on a cape, takes off, follows sonic from above, and dive-bombs him.

The_Staff_Kid
The_Staff_Kid

Don't fall for it. It seems unlikely. I'd love to believe it. But that's what they want us to think. I heard a rumor that they released that info on April Fool's Day... Could be cool though.

ColdK
ColdK

NINTENDO, SEGA YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE YOU GOT SONIC AND MARIO TOGETHER NOW PUT THEM IN SSBB

ColdK
ColdK

WHY IS PEOPLE HOPING FOR SONIC IN SSBB PEOPLE IS BEASTIN BUT I HOPE TO NINTENDO, SEGA DONT LET US DOWN HEAR OUR PLEA

wiidominance
wiidominance

as for What does Miyamoto mean when he said "we'll see whos faster", this will apply in Hurdles race (if it was included) Sonic is incredibly fast when running, not so much for jumping 'n' running. Unlike Mario, Who's mastered the art of jumping, but not as fast as sonic. This will apply in swimming and other sports as well.

092093
092093

this definitely means sonic will be available on next SSB prolly not SSBB but next one after that.

TensiNothing
TensiNothing

maybe after this releases and you play it, Sonic will be unlocked/available in SSBB, that would be pretty cool. and don't even try to say its a bad idea.

TheGuy2
TheGuy2

man this is gonna be the best game ever!!!!!!! cant wait till it comes out!!!!

masterman97
masterman97

Hmm............ Interesting. I'll wait for more news in the future. I hope this will be good. Most games you see now are all show. When games like these come out they are all crap. Call me in the future.

_great_waddles_
_great_waddles_

Super Smash Bros is a game tributing itself for its achievements. Not Segas. Its for Nintendo characters, or games that started their life with Nintendo. Solid Snake began on the NES. Pokemon was on the GB. Mario on the NES too. You get the point. Sonic is from Sega, and has no chance of being on SSBB. So drop it. This game seem interesting. But will undoubtably flunk. These games always do.

skatrbub54
skatrbub54

hopefully its good and yes it is almost guarenteed sonic in brawl

lulu52
lulu52

WOW, this shows so much promise for Sonic in SSBB! There is actually a chance now!...or is there?...i hope so...a lot.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Pepperpop10 says: "Why not Mario and Zelda? Where are they getting Sonic?" Why would Mario and Princess Zelda compete as rivals? Sonic was the Anti-Mario for years. I cannot think of a better pair.

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

Mario vs. Sonic... the classic match...

Pepperpop10
Pepperpop10

Why not Mario and Zelda? Where are they getting Sonic? There are so many Mario characters, at least compared to Sonic.

treb3
treb3

O come on. thats the most retaded Idea ever

oboewan9999
oboewan9999

rodimus_prime85 I've been waiting a long...long time for a game were both Sonic and Mario stared, and all we'll get is a tie-in to the olympics... If the game was made to fit to the games, Sonic whould smash the 100 metre sprint, and Mario would pwn at the swimming... There wouldn't be much compition. So all we'll be getting is a generic olympic game, probably like Track and Field games just with Mario and Sonic... Still it's not mentioned who is developing. If Nintendo do it in house, it could be good... --- Sega's developing it (supposedly, the Sega Sports team.)

LION90
LION90

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Mugen76
Mugen76

Hopefully this game is good and is worth playing. Maybe all official Olympics games on the Wii are actually passable games, fate willing and the crick don't rise.

subrosian
subrosian

no. Sega does what Nintendon't! Bu...bu...buh the Burst Processing. No in all seriousness - Sonic was on the Gamecube, it was kind of only a matter of time. Besides, Sega is owned by different people now who are gutting the franchises for money - welcome to the bright future of Sonic opening himself up to whoever has some money. At least Shiggy will be there, making sure they don't embarrass themselves.

prioritymail
prioritymail

It will be interesting watching this one play out. Also, this collaboration of mario and sonic may be a precursor to sonic being in super smash brawl.....

Skuad_Knight
Skuad_Knight

My friends, this is videogame history happening...

ginnaaah
ginnaaah

i gotta admit im quite looking forward to this. got a ps3 but you cant fault nintendo for their party games, they always come up trumps. wii sports and rayman raving rabbids are still 2 of my fave games at the mo. sega are still making great games too so def one to keep an eye on.

thechosen161
thechosen161

does anyone thin this is just an april fools joke

DrCLos
DrCLos

Could be fun. Will have to keep an eye on it.

crills
crills

now i know for a fact that sonic will be in the new smash brothers and so will bonk cause like more then a million people downloaded bonks adventure on the vc so what better place then sbb to bring him back to life.and back to the subject this game could be great if its like all the other mario sports games

doctor_fury
doctor_fury

It's funny...if something like this were announced a decade or so ago, I'd be exploding with excitement. But now, considering that (a) I'm not a fan of Mario, (b) I have 0 intentions of buying a Wii, and (c) this sounds like it's essentially Mario Party + Sonic Shuffle with an Olympics tie in, this collaboration just isn't too enticing. :/

Quackpig
Quackpig

With Sega making the game and Shigeru Miyamoto supervising, this could be a great game

lfckickass
lfckickass

This might turn out as a great game! I know who will win the running events though. Hopefully they include javelin and all other thinkable and unthinkable things.

evilorder
evilorder

SONIC AND MARIO TOGETHER!!! WTF?! HELL HAS OFFICIALLY FROZEN OVER!. I'd say this is definitely the nail in the coffin for anyone thinking sega is secretly working on a new console. Sonic you made me hate mario you benedict arnold,lol. Very cool idea but unfortuntately I haven't owned a nintendo since the original. Wii may be in my future just to get my hands on this historic title.

Master_Hermes
Master_Hermes

Sonic will win the running events, Mario will will the High and Long Jump...