Mario and Sonic team up for new game

Nintendo and Sega have announced a joint collaboration to bring their company icons together in the same game.

Developed by Sega Japan, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has been licensed through a partnership with International Sports Multimedia, the interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nintendo and ISM on the ground breaking title,” commented Hisao Oguchi, president of Sega.

Nintendo and SEGA have also confirmed that Shigeru Miyamoto will have a hand in the development of forthcoming title.

“When Mario is involved, Mr Miyamoto is never very far away,” said Nintendo’s European marketing director, Laurent Fischer.

“He’s working on a large number of titles and he’s delegating to the producer, but he’s always there… The game is being developed by SEGA, but we are used to Mr Miyamoto going and following up with the team.

“He’s joining the discussion, it’s a relationship – he’s not directing the game, he’s just there in the discussions. Mario is there so Miyamoto is there; it’s a natural thing.”

The game is due for release this Christmas for the Nintendo Wii and DS.


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