We might well be used to seeing Mario and Sonic join forces these days, celebrating (almost) every Olympic Games event since 2008 with an official Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games release, but this year, the blue blur's also doing things his own way.

Joining Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which launched for Switch last November, is the similarly named Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020 - a mobile title from Sega. It's launching today across Google Play, App Store and Amazon Appstore and features popular characters from the Sonic series as well as 15 Olympic Games events.

It's weird seeing Sonic and co. taking on all of these events without Mario, isn't it?

Interestingly, thanks to the ongoing global pandemic, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (and now this new Sonic title) will be the first game in the series to be based on an event which didn't take place in the year stated in-game. The real Tokyo event has been pushed back to 2021.

Are you tempted to check out Sonic's mobile Olympic offering? Or will you stick to the big screen experience on Switch? Let us know in the usual place.