A new extended Japanese trailer shows Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a lot more detail, including a little fencing action featuring Waluigi.
Gamescom has been packed with new information this week, and the event isn't yet over at the time of typing this. Some of the most exciting announcements have come from the camp of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. That's quite a mouth full, but if the game is half as good as it looks, we're more than happy to say its full title every single time we talk about it.
We now know when the game will be released (November 5, 2019, in the US and November 8 in Europe) and also about the addition of a 2D mode. Players will be able to go back in time for ten of the game's events and use classic, two-dimensional versions of Sonic, Mario, and other mainstays from both franchises.
During an extended trailer for the game released in Japan, we got a side-by-side look at the 2D and 3D events. Not just that, but the four-minute ad shows us a lot more than the official trailer did. What we're most excited about? Waluigi with a sword in his hand. Seriously, who's going to beat that reach when it comes to fencing? Definitely not Amy, that's for sure.
The trailer also reveals that the introduction of retro characters to the event is an homage to the last time the summer Olympics took place in Tokyo in 1964. This was long before either Mario or Sonic existed, but we'll let that tenuous link slide due to how cool it looks and will be to play. Plus, the arenas and landmarks from those games have been included in the game too, which is also incredibly cool.
Previous Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games titles have been terrific. Tokyo, however, looks seriously next level. Between the addition of soccer, the return of a story mode, and Mario piloting Sonic's iconic plane that Tails has been flying since Sonic 2, we honestly can't decide what our favorite revelation has been so far.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be released in November 2019 on the Nintendo Switch.