Earlier this week it appeared the upcoming Wii U title Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games was given a release date, as a notification on the system in North America stated it would be sliding in on 8th November.

However, in a dramatic twist it seems this was in fact an error as Nintendo has informed GoNintendo an official launch date will be announced soon.

The Nov. 8 launch date for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games that was recently listed in a Wii U notification was an error. A confirmed launch date will be announced in the future. We apologize for any confusion.

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games are set to open on 7th February, usually the Mario & Sonic titles emerge a little before the event so it can't be that far away.

What are your thoughts on this one? Are you still hoping to see it on the shelves before the year is out? Let us know in the comment section below.

[via gonintendo.com]