SEGA and Nintendo announce that the record breaking partnership of Mario and Sonic will once again join forces on the Wii home video game system and, for the first time ever, on the Nintendo 3DS.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Mario and Sonic, will be coming together again, this time taking their rivalry to the snow and ice in another officially licensed Olympic-themed smash hit Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Heading to stores late in 2009 on the Nintendo Wii home video game system and Nintendo DS, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year. Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Having watched the Olympics, do you fancy yourself as the next Rebecca Romero or Zac Purchase? A series of FREE events this summer at Cardinal Place, the shopping destination near Victoria Station, will help you decide.
Cardinal Place will host its very own mini Olympics every day at 12pm from 15th-19th September. Using the latest innovative technology from Nintendo Wii, players can test their sporting prowess and compete against colleagues in a range of different games – the perfect stress-buster.
Just a 2 minute walk from Victoria Station or a 4 minute walk from St James’s Park Station , all of the events will take place surrounded by the array of bars and restaurants on offer at Cardinal Place.
Whether you’re keen to try out your skills and agility or want to cheer on your friends and colleagues, there couldn’t be a better way to spend lunchtime!
James Leech, Senior Estates Manager, Cardinal Place, said:
“We have a series of activities planned this summer showing that Cardinal Place is somewhere to work, shop, eat and generally enjoy yourself.”
For more information about the Cardinal Place Summer Programme please visit www.cardinalplace.co.uk
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Dream of Mirror Online has recently released version 9.5 in celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with quests that bring the players into the Olympic spirit.
In celebration, players can receive an unreleased head gear with an Olympic theme. An Olympic event NPC located in Eversun South is where players must go to complete the new quest that has been added to the game.
For more information about DOMO, please visit http://domo.aeriagames.com.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
If 24-hour coverage of the Olympic Games in China isn't enough for fans, Sega has rolled out the official video game of the 2008 events in Beijing for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and mobile phones.
It offers 38 events from track and field to swimming to judo and has online play for the first time in an Olympics game.
Every four years, a different publisher tackles the Summer Games.
Sega enlisted U.S. gold medal contenders Amanda Beard, Tyson Gay, Nastia Liukin and Reese Hoffa for the cover of "Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games."
It turns out these Olympians are also gamers.
"I was so excited to be on the cover," said Beard, a seven-time Olympic medallist. "To be with these other athletes who are on the cover with me, now I can cheer and watch them at the Olympics and then go home and play the video game."
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Wowhead is having a giveaway to celebrate the Olympic Games – and this time, your prize is a key to the Wrath of the Lich King beta!
We have five Wrath of the Lich King beta keys to give away as prizes in our little Olympic Game.
How to Win
- We have a sticky thread in the General forums for the contest entries. All you have to do is post a response in the thread, with an idea for a new Olympic-Themed Achievement for Wrath of the Lich King, like these:
- High Dive: Fall 65 yards or more into water, without suffering any fall damage.
- Speed Skating: Skate 100 consecutive yards on ice.
- Marathon Runner: Run all the way from Booty Bay to Light's Hope Chapel on foot.
- Once a day for the next five days, we'll select one poster at random from the thread, announce them in the sticky, and send them a beta key for Wrath of the Lich King! That's right – it really is that simple. You don't need to kiss a boy. You don't need to cook a murloc. You don't even need to respec holy! Just submit an achievement idea, and you're golden!
More info here...
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games: Gymnastics events.
Appearing on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC, Beijing 2008 delivers a host of Gymnastics events.
The Gymnastics events in Beijing 2008 are split up into male and female events. One of the three female events is the Uneven Bars, where the player uses both analogue sticks to mimic the movement of the athlete. In the Floor Exercise, the player uses the four buttons of the controller to guide the player to the rhythm of the music. The last of the female events is the Balance Beam, in which the player needs to keep the athlete on the beam while pressing the 4 buttons corresponding to the colour on the beam to make the athlete move.
The first of three Gymnastics Events are the Parallel Bars, in which the player uses the analogue sticks and buttons to complete the athlete’s routine. In the Vault, players need to build up speed with their lower buttons, and use the analogue trigger to launch them off the board over the horse, while turning the analogue sticks will balance the landing. The final male event is the Rings, in which you follow the arm movement of the athlete with both your analogue sticks, while you make sure the landing is stable by pressing a button combination that shows on-screen.Beijing 2008 was released globally on June 28th for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system. The PC version will be released 11th July.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Coming Summer 2008, New Fifth Platform for Video Game of the Film Boasts HD Graphics, Featuring Unique Blend of Live Action, CGI and Gameplay Animation
Atari today announced details of the forthcoming video game Asterix at the Olympic Games for Xbox 360. Scheduled for release this summer, Asterix at the Olympic Games revolutionises the world of Asterix by bringing it to a next-generation console for the very first time with impressively detailed and vibrant High Definition graphics and multiplayer action. The game of the highly successful feature film of the same name, Asterix at the Olympic Games blends live action elements from the film with high quality computer generated and video game animation to deliver fans an extraordinary and unique Asterix experience in HD. The game is currently available on PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii and PC, with the Xbox 360 version scheduled for release this summer 2008.
Developed by Etranges Libellules in close collaboration with Asterix licensor Les Editions Albert René and film production company La Petite Reine, the game follows Asterix, Obelix and their devoted druid Getafix as they travel to Olympia to help their love-sick friend Lovestorix win the heart of the Grecian Princess Irina and stop mighty Brutus from destroying the world. Success at the games is the only guarantee of putting an end to Brutus’ evil ways. This original story takes a parallel course to the film and comic book series, and the new multiplayer feature allows friends to enjoy our Gallic heroes’ hilarious, action-packed road to victory together.
In Asterix at the Olympic Games, players can choose from two playable characters, Asterix and Obelix, and switch between them throughout a series of escapades, including physical challenges and brainy problem-solving. The “adventure mode” plays out the love story involving Brutus, Lovestorix and the Grecian Princess Irina, whilst the “antique mode” offers players the chance to compete in over ten disciplines as 12 playable characters, notably a host of our friends from Gaul and athletes from countries of olden times. The more sardonic player could even choose to play as Brutus. There is of course a hearty dose of Roman bashing too. Tutorial videos and excerpts from the feature film appear throughout the game to bring the world of Asterix to life.
Over 14.6 million people across Europe have seen the feature film Asterix at the Olympic Games at the cinema, a success which has been shared with the versions of the game already launched. The advanced and enhanced Xbox 360 version of Asterix at the Olympic Games will be released in the same period as the feature film’s DVD launch to make sure fans can enjoy the full Asterix experience.
The DVD of the live action feature film is scheduled for release across Europe this summer. Asterix at the Olympic Games for PlayStation®2, Nintendo DS™, Wii and PC is available in stores now with the Xbox 360 game scheduled for release across Europe this coming summer.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Sega is quite content with its position as the sixth-biggest game publisher by revenue in the U.S., and is not at all interested in merging or being acquired by anyone at the moment, according to Simon Jeffrey, chief executive of the U.S. arm of Sega Sammy.
"There is plenty of room for smaller companies to be successful and profitable in this business. You don't have to be number one or number two. You can be number six very happily," said Jeffrey.
He is also understandably thrilled that Mario & Sonic At the Olympic Games sold a combined five million copies on Wii and DS, saying "I don't think we believed in our wildest dreams that it would sell five million units in just three months." To be honest, neither did we.
Source: WIRED Blog
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has not only a massive line-up of real-life Olympic events, but SEGA can today proudly confirm that their much anticipated title also has a unique series of exclusive “Dream Events” to add to the mix. The Dream Events - which are both single and multiplayer - are based in colourful game-like universes that include objects and power-ups that will either improve a players game, or bring their opponent down.
The four Dream events featured are:
- Dream Race (Sandhill Race Course) – Get on your marks for this intense power-up filled race course, made for either one player, or as many as four.
- Dream Platform (Tropical Reef Diving Area – 10,000M Diving) – More like skydiving, soar through hoops and perform aerial tricks while avoiding obstacles and opponents to reach the finish line first.
- Dream Fencing (Duel Wharf Fencing Beach) – With unique special attacks for each character, this jungle-inspired world offers the ultimate duel.
- Dream Table Tennis (Speed Rally Table Tennis Stadium) – A sci-fi wonderland, this magical table tennis extravaganza offers a special ability for each character – so move fast!
Mario & Sonic At the Olympic Games also offers Wii users the ultimate gaming fantasy – the opportunity to play against their favourite Mario or Sonic character. Thanks to the unique interactive Mii features, players can bring their own Mii into the game as a playable character and compete as themselves in any of the Olympic or Dream events.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be in-stores across Europe on November 23, 2007 for Wii, and Q1 2008 for the Nintendo DS.