Mario and Sonic Join Forces!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesThat’s right folks, Nintendo and Sega are brining their star company mascots together for a historical videogame collaboration in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Nintendo Wii and DS. As long-time platformer rivals, Mario and Sonic will now finally get their chance to compete and prove who is the best, Olympic style. Featuring environments based on official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and a full cast of characters from the Mario and Sonic universes, including other notables like Yoshi, Luigi, Knuckles and Tails, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will have players taking their favorite mascots head to head in events like track, table tennis, swimming and more all using the innovative features of the Wii and DS control schemes. It may not be the true Mario vs. Sonic epic we’ve been dreaming about, but it’ll still be a blast to see the two gaming icons collide at long last!

“We are thrilled to partner with Nintendo and ISM on this groundbreaking title,” said Hisao Oguchi, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA Corporation.  “For the first time, two of the world’s greatest games’ characters come together to compete in the world’s greatest sporting event and we couldn’t be more excited.”

“Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games,” says Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and General Manager, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.. “In fact, for a long time they have been discussing the possibility of one day competing against each other.  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 is due out on the Wii and DS this holiday season. We’ll be back with an update as soon as we know more about this wacky callabo.

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