Mario Sports Mix gets February release date

Nintendo has announced that its next mascot-heavy sports compilation, Mario Sports Mix, is warming up for a February 7, 2011 release.

Developed for the Wii by Square Enix, the game will feature Nintendo's familiar cast of Mario mascots engaged in four new sporting events: hockey, basketball, volleyball and dodgeball. In addition to these regulars, the game will also guest star generic characters from Square Enix's Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest franchises such moogles, cactuar, mages and slimes.

It's unclear just how well a slime can handle a puck, but according to Nintendo's release, each character will have its own abilities with which to add to the already cartoony action. Players will also be able to gain advantages via power-ups and by interacting with the character-themed arenas. Here's just one example of how that craziness will play out on screen:

Strangely enough, Nintendo's official listing for Mario Sports Mix bares no mention of Square Enix's roster additions. Nevertheless, here's hoping that the entire cast plays nice when they hit the ice/court/beach next fall.

Dec 21, 2010

[Source: Kotaku]

Moogles, mages and more coming to Mario Sports Mix
Cactuar too!


Crossover games that need to happen
When you need a surefire hit, go with what works


  • floodll - December 22, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    Games like this make me want to buy a Wii instead of a Move (already hav a ps3)
  • Gorillaman23 - December 21, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    Screw the haters, this game looks pretty awesome. We need to understand that casual doesn't always mean shovelware. Although I guess it's just a matter of personal preference. If you really didn't enjoy Mario Party or other Mario sports games, then you will probably want to steer clear of this. I, however, did enjoy aforementioned games so I'll look into this game.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 21, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    I was hoping it wouldn't have a release date.

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