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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Posted by Anthony Dickens

SEGA announce the second helping in the Mario & Sonic series, this time our heroes do battle in the Winter Olympics!

Developed by SEGA of Japan, under the guidance of Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year. Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.

Tailored to the specific system controls, Nintendo DS and Wii gamers will enjoy completely unique experiences thanks to each platform having its own specific gameplay features and modes. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the intuitive controls of both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, in both single and multiplayer gaming modes. The Wii game will offer an even richer multiplayer experience offering co-op and competitive gameplay where the Nintendo DS brings an intense competitive element using the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities. Additionally, one of the new features to be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the inclusion of the Wii Balance Board™ which can be used in some events featured in the Wii version, allowing for a more interactive and realistic gaming experience.

Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and published by Nintendo in the Japanese market, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is again licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

No brainer really, but we didn't see it coming. SEGA's biggest hit in years gets another outing in time for the next Winter Olympics, let the battle begin.

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User Comments (6)

Zenman

#3

Zenman said:

hockey will be so much fun...
mario: it's a me--
gets bodychecked by tails
...

James

#4

James said:

If the ice hockey is as much fun as the Mario Party 6 ice hockey minigame, I'll buy a copy of this for everyone I know.

Hope they make more use of the online features this time - some competitions a la Mario Kart would be nice.

LinktotheFuture

#5

LinktotheFuture said:

Online competition would be great, after all, this is a Olympics game, so you should be able to play people all over the world.

Moofey

#6

Moofey said:

I do feel excited about this, even if it's only because I live in Vancouver and am looking to get heavily involved in 2010.

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