Thanks to a recent Japan only Nintendo Direct, a new installment in the Mario & Sonic franchise has been announced. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been announced for the Wii U and 3DS. A small thing to note is that previous installment Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games was only on the Wii U and not the 3DS. This is the fifth game in the Mario & Sonic Olympic series. It’s obviously based off the actual Olympic Games happening next summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This installment features the addition of new sports such as Rugby and Golf among the usual Summer Olympic sports.
This should not come as a surprise as the series is basically set to come out every 2 years for the rest of time and as long as Nintendo, Sega and the Olympics brand team together and as long as the financial success keeps on coming. (Despite lukewarm critical reception)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by most educated guesses will release around this Holiday season, just like every two years these games do. (Not officially confirmed of course)
Any Mario and/or Sonic fans thinking about seeing Mario and Sonic yet again cross paths? Or maybe is your thought process that you’d like to see them cross paths in something else besides the Olympics. Let us know in the comments.
P.S. Nintendo and Sega, please put online in this game this time, thank you!