Mario and Sonic, together at last

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Two iconic characters from video game history are again teaming up in the spirit of togetherness for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a mouthful of a title, but not the first team up for the pair. They've done it before, 12 years ago for the 2008 Olympics  in a Wii game and again for the Winter Olympics, but this outing marks their debut on the Nintendo Switch. 

Competing across a series of both 2D and 3D events, over 30 events in all, with split screen and online play supported, a complete cross-pollinated lineup of characters to choose from across both worlds (Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will release in the Americas on November 5th and Europe on November 8th. Suggested retail is $60 and you can read the full press release below after the trailer by following the Read More link.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 takes the series to a
new dimension on November 5
Compete in exciting 3D events as well as classic 2D events
for the first time in series history!
 
Cologne - August 20, 2019 - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is taking the series to another dimension for the first time with classic 2D and exciting 3D events. Join the party with Mario and Sonic when the game releases in the Americas on November 5 and Europe on November 8, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™! Be sure to watch our latest trailer.
 
 
Enjoy 10 different classic 2D events with friends and family:
  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics - Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting - Trap
  • Volleyball
...all presented in a generation-spanning game for the ages! If you've never seen Bowser in classic 2D perform an armstand dive off a 10-meter platform into the water, you're in for an incredible time.

 
What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:
  • New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.
  • Different Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of the Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics.
Dash, jump, climb, surf and more in 21 3D events, including:
  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian - Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics - Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate - Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding - Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing - Shortboard
  • Swimming - 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump
Release Date
 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing. For more information, including where you can pre-order the game, be sure to visit the official website.
 
*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.
 
**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.