The latest game in the series, Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, was shown off today during the Nintendo Direct. After a nicely animated CGI cutscene showing off the game’s play style, new details about the game were revealed, including new events and even the Wii U release date. Apparently the events in this game actually take place in areas modeled after the structures housing the real events.

Two series-first events were displayed during the direct called Rhythmic Gymnastics Clubs and Rubgy Sevens, and the show’s host announced that the Wii U version of the new
Mario and Sonic is set to release on June 24th. Keep in mind, though, it’s first coming to Nintendo 3DS on March 18th, in just a couple weeks.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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Barry Herbers
I write editorials here at Gamnesia and occasionally some news (though far less often than I used to). Here's some of my work, long-form game essays, if you have any interest in that sort of stuff: The Amount of Content in a Game Has Nothing to do with its Price A Game's Atmosphere is Defined by its Mechanics, Not its Aesthetic The Witcher 3's Introduction is Terribly Paced and Too Restrictive of its Players I'm looking forward to The Last Guardian (had it pre-ordered since 2010), Rime, Night in the Woods, and Vane. If I had a niche, it would probably be the somewhat higher fidelity indie games, as take up most of the spots on that list. I'm also developing a no-budget video game with a friend, and you can follow me on Twitter (@TheVioletBarry) to hear about that and anything else I feel like saying. Film, games, it's that sort of stuff.


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