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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Features 2D Classic Events Mode

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is to feature both 3D and a newly announced classic 2D mode, Sega revealed today with a new trailer.

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The following events will be available to play in the game’s Classic mode:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

A new trailer showcases the pixelated action, and I must admit it looks pretty cool watching Sonic and Mario duke it out on the 100-meter sprint.

I remember arguing about who would take the crown on the school playground when I was a wee one! Now we get to find out who was right…

A press release sent to Twinfinite provides an overview of the game’s other modes and features:

  • New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.
  • Different Ways to Play: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of the Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics.

You can check out the trailer for yourself below:

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch this fall, Nov. 5.

In other big Gamescom 2019-related news, Gears 5’s campaign impresses in its latest trailer, CDPR showcased more amazing Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots, and the dark fantasy action-platformer Blasphemous is coming to PC & consoles this September.


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Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action