Today, Nintendo uploaded a brand new trailer for the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics (coming out next month, worldwide), which showcases one of the new features of the game: the Heroes Showdown Mode. In this mode, you have to join either Team Mario or Team Sonic, and then compete against the other team in knockout rounds.
Both teams play through a randomised series of events, and after every round, a character from the losing team is knocked out of the game. By winning a round, you also get a bonus cards, such as:
- Suspend: suspend one member of the other team;
- Fire Up: fire up your team members, which improves their performance.
At the end, it’s the team with the most members still winning who wins. It looks like knowing when to use a bonus card will be crucial in order to win the Heroes Showdown!
Here’s the latest trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wii U:
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wii U (Wii U) comes out on June 23rd in Japan, and on June 23rd in Europe and North America.