Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gets 2D events, release dates announced

SEGA have announced that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be released on November 5th in North America, which is 3 days earlier than Europe where it will be released on November 8th (as announced earlier today by Nintendo). The release date for Japan remains to be announced.

But that’s not all: SEGA have also revealed a brand new type of events… Classic 2D events! As the name indicates, they sport a 2D artstyle (complete with retro sound effects), as you can see in the latest trailer revealed today:

In total, there will be 10 Classic 2D events:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

Here’s some screenshots:

Speaking of “regular” 3D events, there’s 21 of them, including:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

Finally, here’s some more details for the game, with the list of key features:

  • New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.
  • Different Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of the Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) comes out on November 5th in North America, November 8th in Europe, and this November in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: SEGA PR


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