Mario & Sonic land in London for the 2012 Olympics

There's a new plumber in town just in time for the Olympic games. Nope, the Stratford stadium loos don't need fixing, it's Mario and he's brought his old pal / nemesis Sonic along for a new Sega title.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a follow up to 2007 title (that came out for the Beijing games) and for the first time, the game is going 3D with a 3DS launch planned alongisde the Wii one.

The game will feature new sports including football and equestrian, with a total of 50 original Olympic themed events playable in both single and multiplayer modes.

"Mario and Sonic have had a phenomenally successful partnership and we are extremely proud to be able to recreate this once again with Nintendo and ISM for the London 2012 Olympic Games," said Naoya Tsurumi, Chairman for Sega of America and Sega Europe.

"It is truly exciting to be in the position to develop interactive entertainment software titles based on the Olympic Games, and for Sonic and Mario to once again be a part of this historic event."

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available on the Wii and the 3DS with a launch date to be announced later this year.



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