Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct presentation brought us plenty of Switch news, and one of the upcoming games the publisher showed off was a new Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. The new entry will celebrate the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Mario and Sonic will be joined by friends from their respective universes, and they’ll compete in sports such as surfing, skateboarding, sprinting, climbing, boxing, horse racing, swimming, fencing, soccer, baseball, hurdles, long jump, basketball, shot put, volleyball, BMX, and gymnastics. Though publisher Sega previously stated the game would arrive in the winter, Nintendo announced it will exclusively appear on the Nintendo Switch this November.
The Mario and Sonic series has become a mainstay of any Olympic tournament in recent years. The first title in the series was centered around the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics, and subsequent titles have taken the two mascots to Vancouver, London, Sochi, and Rio de Janeiro. The new Tokyo edition will, however, be the first time the series has come to Nintendo Switch.
For more on the presentation, check out all the news from Nintendo’s E3 2019 press conference.