Mario and Sonic continue to train in new trailer for February’s 3DS version of London Olympics

Sonic and Mario buried the hatchet years ago in the name of friendship, camaraderie, and selling millions of copies of the resulting crossover games. The two mascots and their pals continued that tradition with last year’s London Olympics game on the Wii, but that was only half the equation. Next month the series comes to the 3DS for the first time, and this new trailer shows how things are different on the handheld.

Obviously this is far from a Wii port as it has tons of minigames of its own with controls that make us wonder just how gimmicky things like gyroscope rowing and blowing to swim will feel after the first hour. At least Sega is taking advantage of all the system’s abilities, and we hope the 3DS version has some London-themed minigames like the Wii game did; perhaps involving tea boiling and the Queen’s jewels. The game hits 3DS February 10 in Europe and February 14 in the US.


  • shawksta - January 23, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    Hmm, well see how this goes out, especially since both compare much differently. "Tea Boiling and the Queens Jewels" Oh Henry.
  • NightCrawler_358 - January 23, 2012 7:17 p.m.

    Yeah! Sonic's name is too pure to be dragged in the mud! ...Bwahahaaha! But I'd buy a 3DS just to see Yoshi riding a horse in 3D. On a more serious note, why does Nintendo create this stuff when they could be making a Mario/Sonic platformer or something we would care about?
  • shawksta - January 23, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    I was thinking that same thing, an epic crossover platforming game with Mario and Sonic, problem is, how it will be done considering both have different ways and different speeds, they would need to be VERY careful and creative to pull it off.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 23, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    How is Nintendo allowed to create this shit? Mario looks fine dressed up in a lame Olympic themed game, but not Sonic, anyone not Sonic... This is Nintendos way of raping Sega after their early 90's console wars... And it isn't right... This is like dressing Burt Reynolds up as a Spice Girl... It just ins't right.
  • SomeOddGuy - January 23, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    Last I checked, Sega was the one doing all development on the games and ended up proposing the idea after they received the license rights for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.(which is the probable reason why they never released the Club Nintendo registration codes with the games) It's hard for it to be Nintendo's way of dancing on Sega's console making grave when Sega is the one responsible for all three titles.(and portable titles too)
  • shawksta - January 23, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    No, they were mostly made by Sega themselves. Also, not exactly, Ironically, the Wii made Sega better until Generations was acceptable. Sonic was popular and hyped being in Brawl, and for those reviewers who thought Sonic 06 and Unleashed were horrible, The Wii version of Unleashed was decent, and Sonic Colors was favorable to be great. Oh the irony, hopefully the time with the wii and Generations will give Sega more strength in the sonic series.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 24, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Man... Talk about the truth hurting...
  • MasterBhater - January 23, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    I can see about ZERO people playing this with the 3D effect turned on, considering how tilting and moving the system messes it up

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