Sega Dates, Details Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

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In the first and most important of multiple Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games updates I have going up for you this afternoon, I bring to you word on the official release date and some juicy new game details just announced this week by Sega. For the Wii, Mario & Sonic is scheduled to hit stores in time for the holidays on November 20th, while the portable-sized DS version has been put on hold for a few months until Q1 2008.

When it ships, Mario & Sonic will offer 20 Olympic events to compete in using appropriate gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk (hit the jump for the full event lineup). The game will feature 16 mascot Olympians (eight each from the Mario and Sonic universes) falling into all-around, technical, speed or power ability classifications to choose from and play as in Single Match, Circuit and Mission modes. Various mini-games, trivia contests and quizzes teaching about the history of the Olympic Games round out the package.

Olympic Events Include:

* Fencing – Individual epée
* Archery
* Shooting – Skeet
* Gymnastics – Trampoline
* Gymnastics – Vault
* Field – High Jump
* Field – Pole Vault
* Field – Long Jump
* Field – Triple Jump
* Field – Javelin Throw
* Field – Hammer Throw
* Rowing – Single Sculls
* Table Tennis – Singles
* Aquatics – 100m Freestyle
* Aquatics – 4x100m Freestyle
* Track – 110m and 400m Hurdles
* Track – 4x100m Relay
* Track –100m and 400m

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