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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

SEGA has confirmed that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be seeing a release in Japanese arcades.

In addition, a special location test has been announced for Akihabara that will have the game playable there from July 26th to July 28th. 


At E3 2019, SEGA kindly invited us to their booth for some personal time with their line-up of offerings. In part five of this series, I’ll be taking a retrospective look at my experience with a new entry in a game series that still blows my mind that it even exists: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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For detailed impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, check below the break.

IGN caught up with one of the developers behind Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 at E3 2019 and also showed off gameplay from the Switch title. Take a look at the video below.

The first trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 debuted earlier today. In it, we saw surfing as one of the included events. But whereas Mario removes his shoes and we see his feet, that isn’t the case for Sonic. The Blue Blur leaves his gear on for the event.

Polygon reached out to SEGA about that, and actually received a response. Sonic Team boss Takashi Tezuka said, “Sonic doesn’t take off his shoes (in canon).” So there’s your explanation.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has a slightly more specific release window. It will release in November, SEGA has announced.

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During a stage show at SEGA Fes today, it was announced that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is in development. This will be the first entry in the Mario & Sonic series since 2016. It’ll also be the first title in the franchise for Switch.

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games launches Winter 2019. An arcade version is also planned for 2020.

Below are the first official screenshots: