Nowadays, there are no Olympics without the mascot of SEGA and Nintendo, and this time, Mario & Sonic push the Olympic boundaries.
„Dream Shooting: Aim and take fire at a range of targets placed all around a traditional Japanese manor in this competitive score-based event! At different intervals during the match, flying kites will appear, which players can target for bonus points.
Dream Karate: Fight to light up the most blank spaces featured on the floor to expand your territory, combining the lightning-fast action of Karate with free-for-all gameplay! Every space where an enemy falls by your hand will light up. The player or team that lights up the most spaces at the end of the round is the victor. It’s chaos, fun-filled chaos!
Dream Racing: Hop on a hoverboard and zoom through a downhill course filled with question-mark power-ups and challenging obstacles, performing sweet tricks to earn a speed boost and gain the lead. The first one to the bottom wins!”, the press release says about the three new game modes.
In short, there will be more than the official Olympic events (there will be ten 2D ones – examples: marathon, judo, 100m running, 400m hurdles; and a few examples of the twenty-one 3D ones: 100m running, 110m hurdles, boxing, table tennis, football (soccer)…), and this is why the new events are called Dream ones, as they are unofficial, imaginary extras.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. North America will get it from November 5, followed by a European release on November 8. But… there are several months until the Olympics. Isn’t it too early? Don’t get us wrong, the game will likely be successful. Let’s take a look at the images and the video: