As Sesame Street so wisely put it cooperation makes it happen,
so as strange as it must be for all the Sonic and Mario fans to see, the
upcoming London Olympics game starring the pair has the former rivals working
together almost as much as they’re competing. Sure, the two can square-off in
sumo wrestling and bicycle races, but they can just as easily work together. In
today’s gameplay footage you’ll see them collaborate in sports as diverse as
crew, volleyball, and even synchronized swimming.
Though you’d think the novelty of seeing Mario, Sonic and
all their friends would wear off by the third game, videos like these still
have an effect on us, as we wish our nine year-old selves could see the two
platform stars rowing a boat together. And Sega intends shake things up for
its third Olympic mascot battle, with new events and even minigames filling the streets of London.
You’ll find Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics in stores November