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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 31 May 2015.[2][3] 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.[4][5] An arcade edition of the game was announced by Sega on 16 July 2015 which will be released in Japan in 2016.[6]

Development

The game was officially revealed during Nintendo Direct, 31 May 2015,[3][7] showcasing two new game modes, Golf and Rugby along with five new characters, Zazz, Rouge, and Jet from the Sonic series, and Diddy Kong and Nabbit from the Mario series.[2] The game will use Amiibo in some form.[8]

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)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rugby Sevens*
  • Basketball*

3DS

  • Athletics
    • Track
      • 100m Sprint
      • 110m Hurdles
    • Field
      • Long Jump
      • Javelin Throw
  • Gymnastics
    • Rhythmic Hoop
  • Aquatics
    • 100m Freestyle
  • Cycling
    • BMX
  • Contact Sports
    • Boxing
  • Table Tennis
  • Archery
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf*

* = indicates that they are new events to the Mario & Sonic series

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.
  • Before being playable in this game, Birdo, Dry Bones, Dry Bowser, Rouge the Bat, Jet the Hawk, E-123 Omega, and Dr. Eggman Nega appeared in the previous installments (except for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games) as rival characters, and Cream and Espio appeared as referees.
    • Interestingly, Birdo, Jet, Rouge, Espio, and Cream were supposed to appear as playable characters in the first installment but were 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 game where Wave the Swallow is playable outside of the Sonic Riders series.
  • This is the first game where Dr. Eggman Nega, as well as members of the Deadly Six are playable, as opposed to being only boss character in previous games.
  • This is the first modern Sonic game where Sticks the Badger appears outside of the Sonic Boom series.
  • Some events from the 3DS version of Mario and Sonic at the London Olympic games reappears in this game in Mii mode.

Gallery

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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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 マリオ&ソニック AT リオオリンピック™ 紹介映像. YouTube. Nintendo (27 December 2015). Retrieved on 28 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveiled for Wii U and 3DS. The Sonic Stadium (31 May 2015). Retrieved on 31 May 2015.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 Nintendo Direct 2015.5.31 プレゼンテーション映像 (31 May 2015). Retrieved on 31 May 2015.
  4. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Nintendo. Retrieved on 17 June 2015.
  5. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Nintendo. Retrieved on 17 June 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 M&S Rio 2016 Arcade Edition out in Spring 2016 in Japan The Sonic Stadium
  7. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games announced. Nintendo Everything (31 May 2015). Retrieved on 31 May 2015.
  8. Various European Wii U/3DS boxarts. Nintendo Everything (18 June 2015). Retrieved on 22 June 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Nintendo Direct 2015.11.12 マリオ&ソニック AT リオオリンピック™ トレーラー (12 November 2015). Retrieved on 12 November 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 [Nintendo Direct JP] Mario & Sonic Rio 2016 3DS presentation. NintenDaan (12 November 2015). Retrieved on 14 November 2015.
  11. 11.0 11.1 File:MS_Rio_Unison_JHavelangeOlympicStadium_2nd_45.jpg
  12. FIle:Image3.jpg.e26e836a0fb4761502eba3ecc8abe141.jpg
  13. File:MS Rio Unison BeachVolleyballArena 3rd 26.jpg
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