Go for gold in Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ 

Coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems on 8th April: Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™. Side with Mario or Sonic, train your Mii, and take part in a variety of challenging events such as golf, beach volleyball and football!

Mario, Sonic and a host of other fan-favourite characters go for gold in loads of exciting sporting events in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  The game arrives on Nintendo 3DS family systems across Europe on 8th April.

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Set in Rio de Janeiro, host city of the Games of the 2016 Olympics, the latest instalment of the series features 14 Olympic disciplines.  It also has 14 special Plus Events that put a unique Mario and Sonic twist on the athletic action.

On top of classic events including archery and swimming, new experiences await in this supercharged collection.

Golf will make an appearance at the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, and players can swing with the stylus and shoot for the cup exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version.

If competitors are up for another challenge, they can try their hand at 14 Plus Events.  These put a special spin on classic disciplines: dive through and ride on waves to set the fastest time in 100m Freestyle Swimming Plus, or use power-ups to reach the finish line even faster in the 100m Plus Event.

Mario and Sonic at the Rio Olympic games available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Whatever mode you play, a host of new and familiar faces from both the Mario and the Sonic series will greet you in Rio.

Next to favourites such as Yoshi and Amy Rose, 20 new characters will join the fun.  This includes Rosalina and Rouge making a total cast of 40 playable competitors.

Aspiring athletes who dream of seeing themselves atop the podium can also go solo and play as their Mii in Road to Rio mode. Arrive in Brazil ready to take on the sporting elite and discover the on-going rivalry between two gyms, led by Mario and Sonic respectively.

It’s up to the player to decide which team to join, with unique story events unfolding along the way. Completing the story will reward you with a Mario or Sonic Mii outfit, depending on whose side you chose.

Becoming the very best will require focused training.  Players can get to grips with each event by practising before taking on more difficult challenges.

Next to a tough training regime, players can equip all kinds of useful sports gear, from golf clubs to full character outfits, to boost their abilities.

If players dress their Mii in a Mario outfit and tap the Mario amiibo, or wear the Sonic outfit and tap the Sonic amiibo, that outfit’s abilities will receive a short-term boost – perfect for getting an additional competitive edge when it really matters.

Once certain of their skills, players can challenge family and friends in multiplayer mode to determine who the real champion is.

Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Golf, 100m and soccer

Golf, Soccer (or football for us Brits) and 100m are just three of the 28 available events!

With Download Play, up to four players can face off against each other with just one copy of the game between them, or see how they stack up against players in global leaderboards.

Another new feature, the Pocket Marathon, counts the steps players take with their Nintendo 3DS system.  This unlocks rewards on the way to the finish line that helps increase the abilities of Mii characters.

For more information about training up Mii characters, the events on offer and much more, visit the new Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games website.

The game features official Olympic Games disciplines and special events from the worlds of Mario and Sonic.  With over 40 playable characters it also allows you to play as your Mii.

What’s more, local multiplayer for up to four players with only one copy of the game between them is available too.

Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will offer Olympic-sized fun for everyone when it comes to Nintendo 3DS family systems on 8th April!

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by DannyUK

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