Nintendo has recently released demos for the eShop on Nintendo 3DS which primarily consist of retail released games, this also means as of Thursday a release for the demo of the hotly anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog title coming out in February. That’s right, the 3DS edition of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hold your applause please. Keep in mind that each downloaded demo from the eShop has a limit of thirty uses. Look through the Game Demos section of the store, or search for the game to download the game to the 3DS system. If you rather hold out for the full version, or don’t live in the US, but still carry an interest, be sure to hit the jump for impressions.
Of course we didn’t forget about Gamescom currently going on in Germany, sporting new demos for all three versions of Sonic Generations as well as a new demo for Mario and Sonic’s latest (friendly) battle to the death.
Courtesy of forum member TimmiT, we have a few more details about changes in the games along with extra gameplay videos including a full run of Modern Sonic’s City Escape. With all the tasty morsels of media beginning to spill, we advise not watching the videos if you want to keep the gameplay unspoiled.
"Sega took to heart complaints of Sonic driving a car, deciding to put him on a horse."
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Not one to be left out of the free publicity, Mario and Sonic pose with the kissing couple. By Blazing Tails
Well, this actually went better than I had anticipated!
Just for all of you to have some fun and get a few laughs (and cheap plug time!) we asked you, beloved readers, to take a crack at Mario and Sonic gate crashing the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
And with two solid entries, the mission was accomplished!
HSX's submission of Mario and Sonic breaking into the British royal wedding. By HSX
Congratulations to Blazing Tails and HSX for two rather amusing entries and for answering the call. We weren’t looking for an absolute excellence in photoshop or GIMP, but these two are quite solid!
Stay tuned for another Photoshop Friday, as you may see another one if and when we get a subject!
Sonic Generations has commanded the attention of the fan base since its reveal earlier in the week. That still hasn’t stopped Sega from quietly confirming that Mario and Sonic will continue their bitter rivalry 20 years too late as they compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Although it’s another compilation of mini-games for the Nintendo Wii, Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the series’ debut on the Nintendo 3DS. DS owners need not apply, as it looks like there’s no DS version planned.
New events include horseback riding and football (the non-American kind), meaning those still stuck in the ’90s can finally have Mario and Sonic face off for two halves of headbutts and red cards.
While it’s easy to brush the game aside as another collection of mini-games, having the two mascots face off in the Olympics served Sega well, as the games have so far been sleeper hits for the company, selling over 19 million copies globally.
No release date has been penciled in for the title, but it’s safe to assume it will either be by year’s end or certainly before next year’s Olympic ceremonies begin.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
[Via Sonic Stadium]