UK online retailer Play.com is now listing Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on their website and on the Wii version’s page they have temporary box artwork featuring the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo, which indicates the game will take advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in some way. The 3DS pack shot doesn’t feature the logo, but neither did Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, and that game had online multiplayer, so Nintendo has seemingly scrapped the logo for 3DS games.
The past two titles in the Mario & Sonic series have all supported Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on both Wii and DS with online leaderboards, so it’s to be expected that SEGA will add the same feature to this new game, but could there be more features? The Wii is certainly capable of more and Nintendo 3DS has a simpler friend code system than Nintendo Wii and DS and interesting Spot Pass features to boot, so SEGA has plenty of online features they could explore to bring something new to the series.
Until we get official word on online features we advise you take this with a pinch of salt for now. When more details are revealed we’ll pass them on.
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