FANDOM


Sonic Runners ESP Silver Icon
This article contains information about or related to an upcoming product scheduled for a future release.
The content of the article may change dramatically as more information becomes available. Anything that is added to the article without a reliable source may be deleted without warning.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (マリオ&ソニックATリオオリンピック Mario & Sonikku AT Rio Orinpikku?) is the upcoming fifth installment in the Mario & Sonic series for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game was first announced on the Japanese Nintendo Direct on May 31st, 2015.[1][2] Like previous games, the game is officially licensed by the International Olympic Committee for the 31st Summer Olympic Games and taking place in the host city Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Both versions of the game are set to be released sometime in 2016.[3][4] An arcade edition of the game was announced by Sega on July 16, 2015 which will be released in Japan in 2016.[5]

Development

The game was officially revealed during Nintendo Direct, May 31st 2015,[2][6] showcasing two new game modes, Golf and Rugby along with four new characters, Rouge and Jet from the Sonic series, and Diddy Kong and Nabbit from the Mario series.[1] The game will use Amiibo in some form.[7]

Characters

Team Sonic

Team Mario

* = indicates that they are newcomers to the Mario & Sonic series
** = indicates that they are playable in the arcade version

Other

Referees

Audience characters

*** = indicates that they are also filming the events

Event characters


Sports

Wii U

  • Athletics:
    • 100m Sprint
    • 200m Sprint
    • Relay Race
  • Gymnastics:
    • Rhytmic Clubs
  • Table Tennis
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball

3DS

  • Gymnastics:
    • Rhythmic Hoop
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Boxing

Arcade

  • 100 meters
  • Hammer Throw
  • Javelin Throw
  • Archery

Trivia

  • This is the first game in the Mario & Sonic series to have new characters since Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
    • This is the first time in the series to have a new female character, being Rouge.
  • Before being playable in this game, Rouge the Bat and Jet the Hawk appeared in the previous installments (except for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games) as rival characters.
    • Interestingly, Jet was supposed to appear as a playable character in the first installment but was cut for unknown reasons.
  • The Wii U version of the game is the first console version of an Olympic Games title to be released on the year of the Olympics.
  • This is the first modern Sonic game where Sticks the Badger appears outside of the Sonic Boom series.

Gallery

Artwork

Early Screenshots

Gallery

Wii U

Gallery

Nintendo 3DS

Gallery

Videos

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games - Nintendo Direct Announcement

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games - Nintendo Direct Announcement

Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Announcement (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)

Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Announcement (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo - MARIO & SONIC AT THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES E3 2015 Trailer

Nintendo - MARIO & SONIC AT THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES E3 2015 Trailer


References

Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off video games
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.