UPDATE 6: I got a hold of the original uber high-res artwork of the game and added it above!
Nintendo UK uploaded the footage without any narration, so you can hear the music and everything in full!
Might as well share this, Nintendo of America out of nowhere shared a Nintendo Direct Micro (literally, they just uploaded it without any fanfare), and it covers most of what was featured in the Japanese Direct from yesterday (why were the two separate and not simultaneous like usual then?) including Rio 2016, it uses the same footage (with Gotta Pirouette Fast Eggman intact!) which you can see here at 6:42 into the video. My question is, who is publishing the game in the west, Nintendo (like with Sochi 2014), or Sega again (like with the first three games)? There’s no indication, nor do we have a date (Niche Gamer reports “August” in the west, but Bill Trinen in the Direct says the Olympics takes place in August 2016, and no other site claims such a release date sooo…).
New characters are spotted in the video such as Nabbit (from Mario), Zazz (from Sonic Lost World), Diddy Kong (from Mario, specifically the DK series), Rouge the Bat, and Jet the Hawk scattered in the video as possible playable characters as folks from our forum spotted.
Yes indeed! Just announced in the Japanese Nintendo Direct (at 18:26 in the video), surprisingly, the next Olympic game is indeed on the way, AND on both Wii U and 3DS!
Info is still a bit fuzzy as it’s from a Japanese source, we’ll update over the next bit with more info.
Artwork found here.