Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

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Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Gaz » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:55 am

Press release here.

I just knew the rumor that the next Mario & Sonic game wouldn't be Olympic themed was too good to be true. Given the sales for the last few games I can't say I'm at all surprised but will there really be much difference between this and the first Mario & Sonic?
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby MiraiTails » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:26 pm

...or the second.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Radrappy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:42 pm

MiraiTails wrote:...or the second.


I think the issue is that this is once again, the summer olympics. The second game covered the winter olympics, which offered a completely different set of events than the first game.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby j-man » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:51 pm

But now it's set in foggy old London town! When the games are over, Sonic and Mario can adjourn to the local pub and enjoy a pint of fish and chips.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby chriscaffee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:41 pm

When I look at this game series I can't help but be dumbfounded. On one hand we have a character whose entire concept is that he can run faster than the speed of sound, can leap about one hundred feet in the air, can punch cars off the road and if he's really feeling it, he can telaport, stop time, move at the speed of light or telaport something else entirely at a whim. And he's competing with what amounts to a street-level meta human in athletic events. Even ignoring story fluff and going only by game mechanics, it only takes one play through Speed Highway to figure out that this game concept is retarded. I'm sorry I just can't get passed that. I know it's not supposed to be taken seriously. But I can't get past it. Fucking PS2.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby cjmcray » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:36 pm

Nobody cares.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:39 pm

The UK has such a rich video game history. Seems kinda off that their Olympics event is commemorated with a couple of Japanese characters. We need some Dizzy Egg and Miner Willy all up ins, just to name a few.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby P.P.A. » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:35 am

I’d only even remotely consider buying it if it has Her Majesty queen Elizabeth II as a hidden character.

Or Margaret Thatcher.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Zeta » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:54 am

How about King Arthur, since he's a Sonic character, technically, as well?
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Rob-Bert » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:26 am

Who we need is fucking Banjo.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Edgerock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:36 pm

Rob-Bert wrote:Who we need is fucking Banjo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQiSER4ml4

Sorry. Rare are busy making DLC so you can play as human sized bananas, milk carton, chocolate bar, pizza slize, soda cans, and celery sticks with googly eyes in their Wii Sports Rip off.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Segaholic2 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:15 pm

cjmcray wrote:Nobody cares.
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Arcade » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:44 am

chriscaffee I think you are confusing things, Sonic doesn't have a strong psychical strength, just speed, and its just a sports spin-off game,really, who cares?
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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby gr4yJ4Y » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:42 pm

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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby cjmcray » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:40 pm

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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Rob-Bert » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:48 pm

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Re: Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics confirmed

Postby Neo » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:28 am

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Overall interest in this game is positively staggering.
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