For more than a decade Nintendo and SEGA have provided players with the Olympic version of Mario and Sonic. This set the stage for both rivals to go up against each other to see who would reign supreme when it comes to popular sporting events. Since the companies were unable to provide a Winter Olympics release, they decided to take players on a magical journey to the 2020 Olympics that will take place in Tokyo thanks to the latest version called Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The newest version will be exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch platform and will be available worldwide on 5 November 2019.
A Glorious Blast from the Nostalgic Past
Mario and Sonic love competing against each other and in the latest release players will have the opportunity to compete in 10 different sporting events, including volleyball, long jump, shooting, marathon, 1,000-meter kayaking, 10-meter platform diving, vaulting, 400-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, and judo. Each of these events can be enjoyed with 2D graphics.
Apart from the sporting mentioned above events in 2D, players will also be pleased to know that the game will come equipped with over 20 additional sporting events in full 3D graphics. The four Olympic events that will make their first appearance in Tokyo have also been included in the new game release. This allows players to even compete in surfing, rock climbing, Kumite, and skateboarding.
Players will also be surprised to learn that the game will give you the option to choose between familiar 2D characters and 3D characters for more diversity and a nostalgic blast from the past thanks to 8-bit characters that we’ve all come to love over the years. There’s even retro graphics from the original games embedded in the new game to make it as memorable as possible.
Nintendo and SEGA – A Decade Long Partnership
SEGA and Nintendo first started their unique partnership 11 years ago when the two companies decided to collaborate on the Sonic and Mario Olympic Games franchise. Thanks to 2D characters and simplistic graphics, the game has stood the test of time as being one of the most popular old school games in existence. Although most players want the best visual presentation today, die-hard fans still love the original graphics as more than 100 million copies were sold when the original game was released.
There’s no doubt that the latest release is considered the most anticipated game from the franchise yet, impressing with cutting-edge technology and fantastic visuals that will keep players glued to their screens for hours on end. The overall gameplay looks amazing, and the fact that so many sporting events have been packed into one title is just mind-blowing. Once November rolls around, you can bet your bottom dollar that the two companies will aim to break records for the most copies sold in the franchise.