Tokyo, Japan hosts the Olympic Games in 2020…and it happens to be the city in which both Mario and Sonic were created. How could they possibly miss this party? Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was announced earlier this year, and it’s coming months before the Games begin. So what do you need to know?

Tokyo 2020 (the Mario & Sonic version) will consist of over 30 events, 10 of then being special “retro mode” versions where the characters appear in their original sprite form, and the banners read “TOKYO 1964,” the last time the city hosted the Games (a bit anachronistic, as video games simply weren’t possible outside of MIT labs).

The Retro Mode will be the attraction of a brand-new Story Mode that sees Bowser Eggman scheming to trap Mario & Sonic by sucking them inside an old game console called the “Tokyo 64.”

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Push the Boundaries: Dream Events┬ádeliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

We finally have a list of all the events. This may be the most ever offered in the series…

2D events:
  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball
3D events:
  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump
Dream Events:
  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

All that’s left to know is when you can pick it up. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 goes on sale for Nintendo Switch November 5.

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