Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 interview at E3 2019

Shacknews was able to sit down with the team behind Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for an exclusive interview.


As the time for the Olympic games rolls around once again, so too does the chance for players to jump in on the action with a brand new Nintendo sports game release. Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the latest in Nintendo's Olympic series, and Shacknews was on-site at this year's E3 2019 presentation to get the inside scoop on the game straight from producer Nobuyo Ohashi.

As gamers might divine from the name, this year's Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games release takes place in Tokyo, which happens to be where the Sega headquarters is stationed (Nintendo's headquarters is further west in Kyoto). All manner of sports minigames will be available, including surfing, skateboarding, and the all-new addition of sport climbing, which is making its Olympic debut at this year's 2020 Summer Olympics.

Nintendo fans already know that the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games series has been around for over a decade. The original release for the Wii set a precedent that continued through four games since, including Olympic Winter Games, London 2012 Olympic Games, Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Of course, those first three releases launched for the Wii, while the latter two hit the Wii U. Given that we've moved on from both consoles, Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the series' first outing on the Nintendo Switch.

Be sure to keep it tuned right here to Shacknews for more announcements and reveals from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Game fans can find loads more in-depth footage, including developer interviews, gameplay video, and more, by checking out Shacknews as well as GamerHubTV over on YouTube.

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