Mario & Sonic headed to the Tokyo Olympics on November 5th

Mario & Sonic

Next year marks the arrival of the next Olympic games, this time to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan. Nintendo Switch players can, however, get a head start on all the competition and pageantry when Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 debuts on November 5th!

Players who’ve been dying to see a Mario vs Dr. Eggman match up or maybe Bowser vs Sonic will be happy to know that these dream matches can come true! The most iconic characters from both the Mario and Sonic series will be present to face off “against each other in the biggest video game mash-up of 2019”. Events include skating, diving, archery, and much more.

Events come in a pair of different presentations: Classic 2D events “perfect for friends & family” and 3D events that allow players to “dash, climb, jump, surf, and more”. There are also new “Dream Events” including Karate, Racing, and Shooting. Honestly, there’s something for everyone here.

But that’s not all. Developers have a brand new story to explore as players work to help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D console, the Tokyo ’64. The goal is to thwart the plans of the evil super-duo of Dr. Eggman and Bowser.

Check out the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 official site to learn more.

More about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

  • Brand New Story: Help the guys escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Push the Boundaries: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!
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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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