E3 2019: Mario and Sonic head to the Tokyo Olympics this November

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The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may still be a year off but Mario and Sonic are getting a bit of a head start as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will launch on the Nintendo Switch this November. Along with Joy-Con motion controls and split-screen multiplayer, the latest trip to the Olympic Games will include a star-studded cast of characters from both Nintendo and Sega, as well as some new events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing. While the summer Olympics may still be a year out, you won't have to wait much longer to experience it for yourself alongside Mario and Sonic.




  

KEY ART:
TITLE:
Maro & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Tokyo 2020
 
PLATFORM:
Nintendo Switch™
 
RELEASE DATE:
November 2019
 
GENRE:
Sports
PLAYERS:
1-4 (Local),
2-8 (Online)
 
ESRB:
RP
OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
 
Mario Surfs and Sonic Skates in 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Only on Nintendo Switch™
Play with Joy-Con Motion Controls and in Split-Screen Multiplayer When the Game Launches in November
 
IRVINE, Calif. - June 11, 2019 - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 marks the return for the iconic sports-franchise crossover, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™! Carrying the flag for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be fan-favorite sports and iconic playable competitors, alongside four new Olympic events.
 
Check out the Reveal video released today to see the very best of SEGA and Nintendo compete for Olympic glory in the official video game!

 
What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:
  • Different Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch with full motion control with Joy-Con controllers.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020delivers 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!
  • Plus, 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.
We can't wait to share the journey to Tokyo and what new dimensions are planned forMario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! More details to come soon.
 
Visiting E3? Please stop by Booth #4800 in West Hall for the first global hands-on experience!
 
For more information, please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com/marioandsonic
 
*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.
 
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About ISM:
ISM manages and develops entertainment software applications and is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) exclusive worldwide licensee for Interactive Entertainment Software. In addition to these exclusive rights, ISM is one of the world's leading providers of sports fantasy games working with a number of sport's governing bodies. Visit the company's website at www.ismltd.com.
 
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com.
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