Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Details Revealed

by nintendoiso on October 17, 2013

We have full details to share with you now for the upcoming Wii U title, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which is due to be released on November 8th.

The latest title to feature two of the most iconic characters comes featuring 16 different Olympic Events and 8 Dream Events set in the worlds of Mario and Sonic. You will join your favourite characters for fun-filled competition in individual and team events, new game modes such as Legends Showdown and the Action & Answer Tour, as well as a new online competition mode, Worldwide VS.

The game is set in Sochi, Russia, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It is accessible to players of all ages and abilities and all can come together to compete in classic disciplines such as Speed Skating and Alpine Skiing. For all skaters and boarders alike, Figure Skating Pairs, Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom and Snowboard Slopestyle are introduced for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series, with the latter event due to make its debut at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

The controls are used by the Wii U GamePad and the Wii Remote Plus, giving out imitative and fun packed gameplay. In Figure Skating Pairs, players can link with friends by holding together the same Wii Remote Plus. Players will have to time their moves together perfectly in order to get the perfect scores. Curling sees players control the Wii U GamePad touch screen in order to  plan your strategy by deciding upon the path of each stone, before releasing the stone onto the rink by flicking the Wii Remote Plus.

There is also a Dreams Event feature in the game which allow players to perform dynamic moves not possible in real life. In the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Sports Champion Race, prepare to hop from a pair of skis onto a snowboard, from the inside of a bobsleigh to a pair of skates, in an environment befitting of the diverse blend of winter sports packed into this single event. For an alternative take on a winter sport, Snowball Scrimmage allows you to take part in the ultimate snowball fight, while in Snow Day Street Hockey, you’ll experience the sport of Ice Hockey like you’ve never seen before!.

Legends Showdown mode is also in the game which has been designed specifically for those who want to experience the deeper world of Mario & Sonic. The mode sees 20 characters all come together for the ultimate showdown and players will have to set which character does which event. Those who win the events and defeat the boss will claim the Legend Trophy. Action & Answer Tour is also there for the ones who are in the party spirit, where 4 players will compete against one another in various minigames.

Want to go online and test your skills? No problem as Worldwide VS enables you to face off against players from across the globe in four events – Freestyle Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Short Track 1000m (Speed Skating), and the aforementioned Dream Event, Winter Sports Champion Race. You will earn points for your home nation so be sure to to stack up those medals.

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