You know what? The fact that this is the fourth Mario and Sonic games so far warms my heart a bit. There’ll be people who read this who could care less about this game’s existence. I’d get this if I had people to play the game with honestly. From a design perspective, this is a pretty ingenious way to combine the two franchises together directly and have it make sense. Plus if it means more things like this, then by all means. Its the second of three Sonic games published by Nintendo.
Mario and Sonic go for the gold!
Join Mario and Sonic and the rest of your favorite characters as they team up and compete in events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Experience realistic events from the Winter Games, including curling, skiing, figure skating pairs and snowboard slopestyle, which will make its Olympic Games debut in Sochi, Russia.
In addition to these realistic events, the game also includes Dream Events set in the worlds of Sonic and Mario that let players perform dynamic moves not possible in real life. For example, experience the adrenaline rush of Winter Sports Champion Race, a mixed event that combines skiing, snowboarding, skating and bobsleigh in a single race.
The Wii U GamePad controller and the first use of Wii Remote Plus functionality in the series offers greater depth of control and intuitive game play that immerses players in each event.
Here’s a load of E3 assets after the jump.
[Source: Nintendo Press]
“The Wii U GamePad controller and the first use of Wii Remote Plus functionality in the series offers greater depth of control and intuitive game play that immerses players in each event.”
Looks like it’s time for me to get that fourth Wii Remote Plus. (I already have two Motion Plus extensions and one Wii Remote Plus.)
Russia? *expects Tetris minigame*
I must say the graphics look amazing for once in a Mario and Sonic game, that said I’ll probably skip this game seeing how the handheld version always end up with the better level design and story mode, prove me wrong Sega.
Speed Highway, and by the looks of it it’s a reskin of the Dream Bobsled from the first DS Winter Olympics. You thought I wouldn’t notice, SEGA 😛
I’d like to make a russian joke, but I’ve got nothing.