SEGA held an event in Vancouver for the press to play some curling and try out Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games for the Wii and DS. There are brand new screenshots and impressions from the new mascot-branded, mini-game collection for you to check out, but I’d just like to point out one thing:
Multiplayer is unlocked from the start of the game. Thank you for correcting an awful design choice, SEGA.
The article also highlights Wii Balance Board support for sports like downhill skiing and bobsledding. On the DS front, all sports will be sharable with up to 4 DS systems with a single cartridge. Wow! Producer Eigo Kasahara says:
“Actually I wanted to make all the events available for free download last time, but because of time constraints it was difficult. With this version, maybe players will bring the cartridge to school and play with their friends. Then kids will go home and ask their Mum to buy them a copy… So it’s a kind of viral marketing almost.”
All I need now is some hockey. I mean, you can’t have the Winter Olympics (in Canada, no less) without hockey!