POSTED: May 23rd 2013

Mario and Sonic will visit Sochi Olympic venues in new video game

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Popular video game characters Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog will be featured in an upcoming Nintendo Wii U video game for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

The two characters will compete in such sports as curling, figure skating and snowboarding in venues based as close as possible to the actual Olympic venues to be used at the Sochi Games.

Users will be able to take control of Mario and Sonic in two different styles of play, simulating lifelike movements of athletes in the Olympic events and performing jumps and stunts impossible in real life in the Dream events.

Mario and Sonic have features in other Olympic video games since the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

Keywords · Olympics · Sochi 2014 · Russia · Mario · Sonic · Nintendo · Wii · Beijing

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