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A Look at the 3DS Version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Japanese Nintendo Youtube account recently uploaded this new overview trailer for the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, showing plenty of gameplay of the new modes. There are also new characters Sega managed to scrape off the bottom of the barrel like Eggman Nega and Shitty BowserZavok from the Deadly Six.

One of the more noteworthy new modes is Champions Road, which seems to be the game’s main story mode. In this mode you play as your Mii, which you can dress up with various costumes. Some of which can be unlocked through amiibo. There also seems to be a decent amount of new Dream Events, which are basically the normal olympic events mixed up with elements from both the Mario and Sonic series. Those have always been the best thing about these games outside of the music, so this entry in the series having more of those definitely isn’t a bad thing.

But at the very least, we can probably expect the game to have a great soundtrack. Sega’s Sound Team has always done a fantastic job remixing Mario and Sonic music for these games, and we look forward to what they’ll be doing this time. The 3DS version will be released on February 18th, 2016 in Japan. It isn’t known yet when the game will be released elsewhere, or when the Wii U version will come out.

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    Y’know, it’s funny, this sub-series tends to get thrown aside as filler, as not really worth bothering yet, but from this video it looks a lot better than some of Mario’s recent sports entries. I would rather play this than either of the last few Mario Tennis games.

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    I don’t know about you guys, but I loved watching Eggman hurdle shit.

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    As rubbish as the Deadly Six are, they’re nowhere as bad an example of filler characters as the likes of Baby Pink Gold Cat Peach or whatever from recent Mario spinoffs like Mario Kart 8.

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      as someone who likes mario kart 8… i still agree. a lot of the roster is pretty lame.

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