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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Announced for Wii U and 3DS

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Surprise! SEGA is still making sequels to their best selling Sonic spin-off that likely nobody here cares about. Nintendo announced Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U and 3DS on Nintendo Direct earlier today. The gameplay footage showed two new sports: Rugby sevens and Golf. The former of which will be exclusive to the Wii U version, while the latter will only be on the 3DS version. Also it has Eggman going faster than Sonic by fabulously spinning around.

Various new playable characters can also spotted, including Rouge, Zazz, Jet the Hawk, Nabbit, Diddy Kong, and Birdo. And as usual with these Mario & Sonic games, we can probably at least expect some good remixes of music from both franchises.

But more importantly: Nintendo is making a new Chibi Robo game! And there’s gonna be a Chibi Robo amiibo! Chibi Robo!!!

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Monday Links: Back Due To No Demand Edition

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Yup, after half a year it’s been decided to make Monday Links a thing again. Many board meetings at the Sonic Retro HQ were held to discuss the return of this beloved (?) weekly (???) feature, and we finally decided that it’s probably not worth our time. Then we realized that handling a Sonic news fansite in this day and age isn’t really worth our time either, and that there really hasn’t been any point to anything we’ve put up on this front page for years now. So with that taken into consideration, Monday Links has returned after all, cause really it’s not any less pointless than anything else on the front page.

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Nintendo Direct: Japanese Cutscene and Wii U/3DS Connectivity From Sonic Lost World Shown Off

Our first look at a cutscene was shown off on the Japanese Nintendo Direct, which was live streamed earlier today. This video features the Deadly Six turning Eggman’s badniks against him, also Cubot and Orbot from Sonic Colours make a return after being mostly absent from Sonic Generations.

Meanwhile on the Nintendo Direct spoken in a language most of us can actually understand, the connectivity between the 3DS and Wii U versions was revealed. On the 3DS you can create gadgets which can then be transferred to the Wii U version, where the gadget can be controlled by a second player. A small bit of new gameplay showing this off was shown as well, which you can watch after the jump. Sonic Lost World is the very first subject of the video, so you don’t have to look far for it. Continue Reading