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Mario and Sonic and the Rio 2016 Olympics dashing to the Wii U!

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Rugby and golf make the cut

Whenever the summer or winter Olympics roll around there's a certain tradition for Nintendo fans - contemplating whether to pick up the latest Mario & Sonic release. A big deal when it first happened, we're now used to seeing the former enemies battling it out over a 100 meter sprint rather than in bizarre '90s commercials.

While Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games was only on Wii U, it was confirmed in today's Japanese Nintendo Direct that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will come to both Wii U and 3DS. It'll have the usual mix of sports, but notable additions include Rugby and Golf, while those yearning for a new Mario Strikers title can once again simply put up with the football / soccer option in this title.

The Direct only had a brief snippet of footage, but we at least know it's happening. It's part of the Olympic tradition and legacy to have these games, right?



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Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.



JWeinCom said:
Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.


Hopefully, but you know both versions will get plenty of time. "We Know"



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JWeinCom said:
Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.


If they announce it now, that's probably because it won't be during the digital event. But maybe in the Treehouse.

These games are Ok, the London is the one I played the most because of the pretty good party mode in 4 players.



Edwardooo said:
JWeinCom said:
Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.


If they announce it now, that's probably because it won't be during the digital event. But maybe in the Treehouse.

These games are Ok, the London is the one I played the most because of the pretty good party mode in 4 players.


I have nothing against the games, but it's just not something I need to see at the digital event.  We already know what to expect out of this one.



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Well, maybe it's THE game that will rise the serie to a goty material...:P



JWeinCom said:
Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.


It's not like they have a finite amount of time at the digital event. Showing off this game doesn't mean a trailer for another gum needs to be cut.

 

I've never picked up any of the M&S Olympic games. They just seem like standard shovelware.

 

God, I miss the RPG modes in the GBC Mario sports titles. Why doesn't Nintendo do that anymore?



I'm just glad this game won't take up time in the digital event. Nice to see that it exists and I hope it's a step up from previous installments, but I don't want it taking time from the big stuff.



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That was expected.



burning_phoneix said:
JWeinCom said:
Hopefully this means they won't waste time on this at E3.


It's not like they have a finite amount of time at the digital event. Showing off this game doesn't mean a trailer for another gum needs to be cut.

 

I've never picked up any of the M&S Olympic games. They just seem like standard shovelware.

 

God, I miss the RPG modes in the GBC Mario sports titles. Why doesn't Nintendo do that anymore?


Well, I suppose they could go on for hours, and I'd love it, but practically they have to limit the time.  They've tended to go on for about 1 hour, and it'd be great if it were longer.