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Mario & Sonic At Sochi 2014 Winter Games Confirmed For November 8th Release In Europe

Posted by Damien McFerran

New modes detailed, too

Nintendo has today confirmed that Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games will launch in Europe on November 8th — the same as the North American release date that was previously revealed and then denied back in September.

The game will feature 12 event based on real-life Winter Olympic sports, with another 8 "Dream events" which push the boundaries of reality somewhat. You'll also be able to play against people online using the brand-new Worldwide VS mode, but that's not all:

Away from the individual events, the Legends Showdown mode is designed for those who want to experience the deeper Mario & Sonic world. In this mode, 20 characters join forces to compete in an ultimate showdown, and it’s down to you to strategise and select which character will be put forward for each event. Come out on top in each of the five areas and defeat their respective Bosses to aim for the coveted Legend Trophy, earning different rewards as you complete areas.

Meanwhile, an all-new party mode set up for multiplayer fun is the Action & Answer Tour, which is presented in the style of a TV quiz program and allows up to four players to compete against each other in minigames based on Olympic events. With the pressure on, you will need a mixture of quick reactions and observational skills to earn points and overcome your opponents – whoever has the most total points at the end wins!

We're trying to find out if the North American release is the same day, and will update this story when we know.

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User Comments (14)

cookiex

#1

cookiex said:

Isn't this old news? They already announced the date in the last Nintendo Direct.

Shiryu

#2

Shiryu said:

Quite looking forward to this. It's silly I know, but I am waiting for my Ice Hockey fix.

sillygostly

#3

sillygostly said:

Not at all interested (thought my little brother will almost certainly get it), but those graphics are stunning.

snoox

#4

snoox said:

I have a feeling this won't sell a whole lot but I really want this, I LOVE the Olympics & this will surly be lotsa fun :)

Joshers744

#5

Joshers744 said:

I'm actually looking forward to this. Couldn't get a much better group of game characters in my opinion. The Legends thing sounds cool.

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

I'm so jaded I immediately though the headline was for a release delay.

Still looking forward to this one. An official US date would be nice. NBC (US tv station) is running commercials for the Olympics coverage all the time now. Would be nice if Nintendo would, ya know, show a commercial for their Olympic video game starring Mario and Sonic. Having a well known release date certainly didn't hurt Pokemon X+Y sales any.

DestinyMan

#8

DestinyMan said:

I'm still holding out on reviews; but I hope it becomes the best Mario & Sonic Olympic game yet.

WiiLovePeace

#9

WiiLovePeace said:

I am greatly looking forward to versing people online in the different events. Sounds really fun :D

DarkKirby

#10

DarkKirby said:

Looking at that picture reminds me of how Eggman somehow outruns Sonic in the end of the early games as he makes his escape to the final boss fight.

electrolite77

#11

electrolite77 said:

Has it been confirmed anywhere that the UK will get the bundle with a blue Wiimote? I could be very tempted by that.

FullbringIchigo

#12

FullbringIchigo said:

still waiting for that epic proper Mario and Sonic crossover with Mario stages that play like New Super Mario Bros U and Sonic Levels like Sonic Generations

FJOJR

#13

FJOJR said:

If they just had online multiplayer for hockey I would have gotten this.

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