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Lynk Former
03-28-2007, 08:31 AM


TOKYO (March 28, 2007) - SEGA® Corporation and Nintendo Co. Ltd. today made a historical announcement that two of the biggest icons in the entertainment industry, Mario™ and Sonic™, are joining forces to star in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Developed for the Wii™ video game system and the Nintendo DS™ system, this momentous agreement marks the first time these two renowned stars have appeared together in a game.

Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and published by Nintendo in the Japanese market, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be available for Holiday 2007 and is licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers will be able to compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi™, Knuckles™, Yoshi®, Tails™ and more. Innovative usage of the Wii and DS control systems to maneuver a favorite character will allow players to race the likes of Mario and Sonic down the 100m track, engage in exhilarating rallies in table tennis and churn water in a swimming heat, all while competing for the much sought after gold medal.

“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?”

“The Olympic Games represent the true spirit of competition and passion,” said Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “Bringing together intensely competitive and fun characters like Mario and Sonic in an Olympic setting helps showcase the sports of the Olympic Games in a new and compelling way for all generations.”

For further information on this title please visit www.sega-press.com for Europe and the SEGA FTP for America at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.

Monkey Mania
03-28-2007, 09:32 AM
Sonic automatically wins the running test.

Lynk Former
03-28-2007, 09:37 AM
Mario automatically wins the high jump.

And for the record, this game ownz just on the basis that it's the first time Mario and Sonic are together in the same game. Wii + DS wins.

03-28-2007, 09:49 AM
I never thought I'd see the day that Mario and Sonic are in the same game.


Lynk Former
03-28-2007, 09:52 AM
Remember back to the Super Nintendo VS Sega Genesis era... now look ahead at this game and just take a moment to let it sink in.

03-28-2007, 10:14 AM
What a great idea for a game, the best of both worlds in one.

03-28-2007, 08:53 PM
*cues dramatics.*

"Finally, something interesting...."

So now that ages old question can finally be answered: who will be crowned the best of the best at the Olympic Games? The blue dude with a 'tude, or the original man in red? We'll find out this winter, folks. lol

Commander Obi-Wan
03-28-2007, 09:20 PM
Sweetness. I'll definitely be looking into this. I like the idea.

Monkey Mania
03-28-2007, 09:46 PM
It looks like Mario's luggage isn't going to make it over the fence.

Lynk Former
03-29-2007, 06:26 AM
Matt Casamassina of IGN has a few interesting things to say about this game...

Oh, and a talk with the President of Sega of America, Simon Jeffrey, and Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Affairs for Nintendo of America, Perrin Kaplan, about the game...

and I HAVE to quote this cause Perrin is so freakin hilarious XD

Why does Mario get top billing over Sonic?

Jeffery: Perrin, do you want to take that one?

Jeffery: Sega's being respectful. Mario is older than Sonic, and we'd like to give the old man some respect by letting him go first.

Kaplan: Here's the bottom line: He's Italian, he's really sexy, and he can get more women than Sonic.