M&S London 2012 Virtual Card Album Now Available on EU 3DS eShop

SEGA has today released the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Virtual Card Album on the European Nintendo 3DS eShop. The free app allows you to collect virtual cards between now and September 9th 2012 featuring characters from the Mario & Sonic universes. You start out with five cards and collect more by purchasing them with Play Coins or via SpotPass and StreetPass. Some cards are rarer than others, with some so rare you will have to visit designated Nintendo Zone locations and events to nab them. There are more than 70 cards to collect in all. Happy hunting!

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine UK

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Demo Available Now On 3DS E-Shop

Yes. There is a speed walking event. I'm not kidding.

Just released on the Nintendo E-Shop in North America comes a demo of the upcoming release of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The demo features five events. 25MM Rapid Fire Pistol, European Football (AKA American Soccer), Trampoline, 100m Backstroke, and BMX. Your character in each event is chosen at random and will be different with every playthrough. The European demo should be out very soon, but if the other M&S games didn’t thrill you, I doubt this one will either. I will say the controls in each event are very unique to each other and help give the game variety. Also, the last event is like a fully realized 3-D Excitebike.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available in North America on Valentines day, February 14th and in Europe on February 10th.

 

327 New Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Screenshots

SEGA has released a whopping 327 screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games ahead of its release in just over two weeks time. The screenshots show a large variety of the game’s Olympic events, as well as an in-depth look at the early parts of the Story Mode. Check out all of the screenshots in our gallery after the jump.

Continue reading 327 New Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Screenshots

Blow, Point, Shoot, Shout, Tilt, Flick & Sweep in the M&S 2012 3DS Gameplay Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9MaTy1F2mc&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

SEGA Europe has today released a gameplay trailer for the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games showing how players can use the many features of the Nintendo 3DS to interact with the game’s over 55 events. You can check out the trailer above and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available for Nintendo 3DS February 10th 2012 in Europe, February 14th 2012 in the US and February 9th 2012 in Australia.

Source: SEGA

New M&S 2012 3DS Screenshots Reveal Rouge the Bat Presence in Story Mode

Some new screenshots have surfaced online for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and as well as showing more of the game’s various events, we get our second screenshot of the game’s Story Mode. The screenshot reveals Rouge the Bat will make an appearance and that the dialogue may just be in text form rather than voice.

You can check out all of the new screenshots after the jump.

Continue reading New M&S 2012 3DS Screenshots Reveal Rouge the Bat Presence in Story Mode

Free Stationery Kit With M&S 2012 3DS Pre-orders at GAME Group Retailers

The GAME Group of retailers are now listing a pre-order bonus for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Pre-order the game in store (£5 deposit required) or online at either GAME, Gamestation or Gameplay (online only) and you will receive a free stationery kit themed on the game.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available in Europe February 10th 2012. You can pre-order at the links below.

GAME: £34.99
Gamestation: £34.99
Gameplay: £27.99

3 New Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Images

UK video game retailer GAME has some new promotional display cases in their stores for various upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, and one of them is the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. On the back of the case are three new screenshots showing the Cycling event, the Football/Soccer event and what appears to be a cutscene from the game’s Story Mode featuring Sonic, Tails, Charmy, Mario and Luigi. You can view some photos of the images in our gallery below.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Price Roundup

With the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games out now in the US and Australia, and the European release coming tomorrow, you might be wondering what the best deal is online. Well, below, we’ve put together a list of the current prices available for the game and its blue Wii console bundle, as well as some of the extras certain retailers are offering.

UK
Grainger Games: £24.99
DVD: £28.99
DVD (Special Edition: With Money Tin): £34.99
Base: £28.99
Base (Special Edition: With money Tin): £34.99
101CD: £28.99
101CD (Special Edition: With Money Tin): £34.99
BlahDVD: £28.99
BlahDVD (Special Edition: With Money Tin): £34.99
PropelGamer: £29.10
CoolShop: £29.77
SimplyGames: £29.85
The Hut: £29.95
Zavvi: £29.95
Sainsbury’s Entertainment: £29.99
GAME: £29.99
Gamestation: £29.99
Amazon: £29.99
Tesco Entertainment: £30.71
ShopTo: £31.85
GameStop: £31.97
ChoicesUK: £31.99
ASDA Direct: £32.00
Play.com: £32.99
Blockbuster: £34.99
Gameplay: £37.99

US
Toys R Us: $37.49
Amazon: $41.20
Walmart: $49.96
GameStop: $49.99
Target: $49.99
Best Buy: $49.99
Kmart: $49.99

Australia
JB Hi-Fi: $69.00AU
EB Games: $78.00AU
EB Games (Limited Edition): $88.00AU
Mighty Ape: $72.99AU
Mighty Ape (Collector’s Edition): $88.99AU

UK
ASDA Direct: £119.00
Toys R Us: £119.99
The Hut: £124.95
Zavvi: £124.95
HMV: £129.99
GAME: £129.99
Gamestation: £129.99
Gameplay: £129.99
Play.com: £129.99
Amazon: £129.99
DVD: £129.99
Base: £129.99
101CD: £129.99
BlahDVD: 129.99

If you’ve seen some prices we haven’t, share them in the comments below and we’ll add them in.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Launch Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuEHt-rPe9U&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

SEGA has released one final trailer to promote the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The video gives a brief look at all the game has to offer, including Olympic Events, Dream Events and London Party Mode. The game is out now in the US and Australia, and will be released in Europe tomorrow.

Source: SEGA Blog

Australia and New Zealand Get M&S London 2012 Collector’s Edition

Following the previously revealed Limited Edition, the Australia and New Zealand branches of Mighty Ape are now listing a Collector’s Edition for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Collector’s Edition contains:
– Game
– Money tin
– Stationary Kit
– Beach ball
– Key ring
– Lanyard

You can pre-order your copy of the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Collector’s Edition at the links below. Both retailers ship worldwide.
MightyApe.com.au: $88.99AU
MightyApe.co.nz: $109.99NZ

If the Collector’s Edition doesn’t interest you, you can order the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Limited Edition at EB Games Australia for £88.00AU.

The Limited Edition contains:
– Game
– Steel Tin
– Poster
– T Shirt
– Notebook
– Carry Bag

Unfortunately, it appears EB Games doesn’t ship outside of Australia.

With Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games now having a Collector’s Edition, like Sonic Generations did, it’s definitely an expensive year to be a Sonic fan.

New Japanese M&S London 2012 Wii Gameplay Video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpgYV32N84w&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

SEGA and Nintendo have released some gameplay footage of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games via Japan’s Wii Nintendo Channel, and thanks to Youtube user NintenDaanNC, the rest of the world can get a look at it. The new footage shows a variety of Olympic and Dream Events, including Football, Show Jumping, Dream Discus and more.

Source: GoNintendo

P.S. Bowser performing in Synchronized Swimming might be one of the funniest things you’ll ever see in gaming.

New M&S London 2012 Character Art & UK 3DS Box Art

SEGA has today released many pieces of character artwork for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Some of them you will have seen before, but a lot of them are new. The UK version of the 3DS version’s box art has also been unveiled today, and like its Wii counterpart, it has a more British background.

You can view all of the artwork in our gallery below.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be released on Wii next week on November 15th in the US, November 17th in Australia and November 18th in Europe. The Nintendo 3DS version will be released on February 9th 2012 in Australia, February 10th 2012 in Europe and February 14th 2012 in the US.

Source: SEGA Press

Thanks to fluttersoard for the heads up!

Nintendo UK Reveals More M&S London 2012 Wii Tidbits

Nintendo UK has today put up their product page for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and in it has revealed some more tidbits of information about the game.

– Option to play as your Mii character returns
– Over 20 Olympic events
– 10 Dream Events total
– In London Party mode: “The aim of the game is to collect stickers and fill sticker sheets before your opponents – a goal achieved by beating them in events and minigames that will be triggered as you roam through London.”
– The game features “great unlockable bonus content and online leaderboards”
– “Play every sport using only the Wii Remote or opt to use the Nunchuk for some events.”

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available for Wii next week on November 15th in the US, November 17th in Australia and November 18th in Europe.

Source: Nintendo UK

New Screenshots Reveal New Dream Events in M&S London 2012 Wii

SEGA has today released many new screenshots of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In the screens we see the return of some Olympic events, but we also get to see some new Dream Events featured in the game. Dream Space Walk and Dream Rafting are based in levels seen in the Super Mario series and Dream Fencing is held in Sonic Heroes‘ Ocean Palace stage. You can find the 80 new screenshots over at Sonic Wrecks.

SEGA has also released two US TV ads for the game, which we have for you below. One has a Mario ending and the other a Sonic ending.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGI73p5eKsM&feature=relmfu[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGn6yK9C9xY&feature=relmfu[/youtube]

Source: Sonic Wrecks and SEGA Blog

M&S London 2012 3DS US Box Art Revealed

The box artwork for the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has appeared at US retailer Amazon.com. The art is very different to its Wii counterpart and features eight of the game’s characters performing activities from various Olympic events. Bowser holding a dumbbell indicates we will be seeing the weightlifting event in the 3DS version.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be released on Nintendo Wii November 15th 2011 in the US, November 17th 2011 in Australia and November 18th 2011 in Europe. The Nintendo 3DS version will be released February 14th 2012 in the US, February 9th 2012 in Australia and February 10th 2012 in Europe.

Source: Amazon.com

Thanks to HunterTSF at the SSMB for the heads up!

M&S London 2012 Wii Review in Latest Nintendo Power

GoNintendo reports that the first review of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is featured in the latest issue of US magazine Nintendo Power. No excerpts have been given, but the publication has scored the game 7.0/10, which is the same score they gave to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and .5 lower than the score they gave to the first game in the series Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

The November issue of Nintendo Power is available at US retailers and newsstands now.

Source: GoNintendo

SEGA Date 3DS Games, New Screenshots

Via press release, SEGA has today revealed release dates for some of their upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, including Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games which will hit Europe and the US mid-February 2012.

Here’s the list of games and dates below:
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Europe: February 10th 2012
US: February 14th 2012

Sonic Generations
Europe: November 25th 2011
US: November 22nd 2011

Crush 3D
Europe: January 13th 2012
US: January 10th 2012

Shinobi
Europe: November 11th 2011
US: November 15th 2011

SEGA’S BLOCKBUSTER GAMES TO HIT NINTENDO 3DS

Release Dates Confirmed for Shinobi™, Sonic Generations™, CRUSH™3D and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 27th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are delighted to announce final release dates of several highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS™ titles. Coming out this year and early 2012 each of these exciting new titles have been specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS experience and feature favourite classic SEGA characters as well as brand new heroes.

Shinobi™ is the long anticipated return of the fan favourite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in Europe on 11th November 2011 and 15th November for North America, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.

SEGA’s much loved mascot Sonic the Hedgehog™ makes his way onto Nintendo 3DS for the very first time as part of the celebrations for his 20th anniversary. Speeding through many levels designed exclusively for the Nintendo system, Sonic Generations™ allows fans to play as both Classic and Modern Sonic across a range of iconic and memorable levels – all re-imagined for a completely new experience. Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS launches on 22nd November in North America and 25th November across Europe.

CRUSH™3D, the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer game, redesigned for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores on 10th January 2012 for North America and 13th January for Europe. Help Danny solve brain-teasing puzzles by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again with the touch of a button.

And finally, the record-breaking duo of Mario and Sonic join forces for the first time ever on the Nintendo 3DS with the eagerly anticipated launch of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. The much loved pair head to stores on 10th February 2012 across Europe and 14th February 2012 in North America and are sure to continue their formidable partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Nintendo 3DS contains over 50 original Olympic Games themed events for players to compete in for a coveted gold medal!

SEGA’s exciting line up for Nintendo 3DS means you will never be short of something to do during the long, dark evenings and cold winter days of the upcoming months! For more information please visit www.sega.com, and for press assets please visit the SEGA press site at www.sega-press.com.

SEGA also released some new screenshots from the four titles, which you can view in our gallery below.

Source: SEGA Press

New M&S 2012 Gameplay Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGhykV2Gabs&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

SEGA of America has released a second gameplay trailer for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In this latest video we see some footage of new events like football (soccer for you guys in the US), volleyball and synchronized swimming, as well as some returning events. The Wii version of the game will be available in the US November 15th and Europe November 18th. The 3DS version is due sometime in February 2012.

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to interface for the heads up!

Mario & Sonic London 2012 : Party Mode Trailer & 62 New Screenshots

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DNLgLSTBY8[/youtube]

A new trailer for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released showcasing some of the 50 mini-games in the game’s Party Mode. All of this multiplayer action takes place in the streets of London combining the city’s iconic features with elements from both the Mario & Sonic franchises. It looks like there will be some crazy fun to be had when the game hits Europe November 18th and the US November 15th.

We also have 62 new screenshots of the game, which you can view below.

Source: Club SEGA and SEGA’s Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games product page

Thanks to SSMB member Dr Spudhead and Paradox the hedgehog for the heads up!

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Nintendo Announces New M&S London Blue Wii Bundle For Europe

Nintendo has announced that European gamers will soon be able to get their hands on a new limited edition blue Wii. This new colour variation of the console will come bundled with a copy of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games when the game hits store shelves November 18th. It will also come with blue Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers and a sticker sheet featuring characters from the game.

It’s worth noting that this Wii console is the new model Nintendo announced a short while back. This newly configured hardware isn’t compatible with GameCube games and accessories. Details such as the price of this bundle and where it will be available to pre-order and purchase are currently unknown. We’ll pass that information along when we get it.

Sources: Eurogamer and Nintendo UK

Thanks to Mark1 at the SSMB and kjeldoostra via Twitter for the heads up!

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M&S London’s Limited Edition Contains More Than Just a Tin, Coming to Australia

UPDATE: UK fans can now get the tin as a bonus with the game at Amazon. Thanks to Thomas for the heads up!

It appears the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Collector’s Edition revealed for Spain last month actually contains a lot more than just the steel tin shown on the box image SEGA Spain released. EB Games Australia is now listing it, except under the name ‘Limited Edition’ instead of ‘Collector’s Edition’.

The retailer has shared the above image of all of the item’s you get with this edition of the game, which include a steel tin, a poster, a t-shirt, a notebook and a carry bag. All of this is available to pre-order and purchase for $88 AU, which is just $10 AU more than the standard game on its own. It’s also worth noting that this set of goodies is exclusive to EB Games in Australia. It will also be made available in Spain, but we’ve not seen it up for pre-order yet.

Source: EB Games Australia (via Esperino)

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M&S London Wii: UK’s Pre-order Bonus & Spain’s Collector’s Edition Revealed

The GAME Group (GAME, GameStation and Gameplay) has revealed the UK’s pre-order bonus for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which released November 18th in Europe. If you pre-order at either of the three retailers, you will get a free child’s large sized t-shirt (pictured above) themed with art from the game. Unfortunately, the t-shirt is only available to UK residents, so fans overseas won’t be able to import one (at least until a few inevitably hit eBay).

Your can get your pre-order in at the below links:
GAME: £29.99
GameStation: £29.99
Gameplay: £37.99

Thanks to Trixie the Great at the SSMB for the heads up!

SEGA Spain has revealed a Collector’s Edition for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which comes with a copy of the game and an exclusive tin, similar to ones Nintendo previously gave away with pre-orders of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2. SEGA didn’t reveal which retailer(s) will carry this Collector’s Edition.

Source: SEGA Spain’s Official Sonic Tuenti (via Sonic Paradise)

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M&S London 3DS Gameplay Footage, English Website Updated

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JZO62aZiJw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

We’ve got two pieces of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games news this evening. First, we’ve got some new gameplay footage and screenshots of the Nintendo 3DS version from Nintendo’s 3DS Conference, which was held early this morning.

Check out the screenshots below:

And second, we’ve just got word that SEGA has given the EU and US website for the game a huge update. There’s not much new in terms of screenshots and videos, but you can check out some profiles and new artwork of the characters in the game, as well as their stats for the Wii version of the game.

Sources: Nintendo’s 3DS Conference 2011 website and EU & US Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games website

Thanks to Sonic Wrecks for the YouTube upload and thanks to YoshiUnity ’06 at the SSMB for the heads up on the website update!

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SEGA Spain Attending GAMEfest 2011 Madrid, Generations & M&S London Playable

SEGA Spain has announced via their official Sonic Tuenti page that they will be attending GAMEfest 2011, which will be held from September 29th to October 2nd in Madrid. Both Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be playable at the event. Fans will also be able to earn prizes in tournaments that SEGA will be holding for both games at the event, and one prize is said to be something special for collectors.

Here’s the tournament schedule:

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 14:00:
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Tournament

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 14:00:
Sonic Generations Tournament

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:00:
Sonic Generations Tournament

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:00:
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Tournament

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 10:00:
Tournament Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Tournament

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 10:00:
Sonic Generations Tournament

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 10:00:
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Tournament

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 10:00:
Sonic Generations Tournament

SEGA is also attending GAMEfest 2011 in the UK September 16th-18th at the Birmingham NEC. Both Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be playable there, too.

Sources: Official Sonic Tuenti and GAMEfest.es via Sonic Paradise [Link 1, Link 2]

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The SEGA booth at Gamescom 2011 Video Tour

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHeWM1u3OCk[/youtube]

Having visited the SEGA booth at E3 with it’s mammoth Sonic statue, the aesthetic Sonic Generations stand, the quaint M&S London Olympic games arena and the Aliens bunker to name a few, I thought SEGA wouldn’t ever be able to outdo themselves. Well, take a look at some of these images and videos coming out of Cologne this week from the Gamescom 2011 show!

In amongst all of the titles being shown off at the German event, there is giant inflatable Sonic the hedgehog, an entire double decker bus…and of course my favourite part of all, a  history wall showcasing merchandise past and present (check out the video tour for that!) kindly donated for the duration of the show by Sonic fan and Sonic merchandise collector ‘Yellow’ (Alessandro Sanasi) from Spindash.de.

 

Look out for Sonic making an appearance too! Be sure to check out the SEGA flikr feed for more photos of the day.

Video from Planet3ds.de. Image taken from the SEGA flikr account.

 

Sonic Generations & M&S London Confirmed For EB Games Expo Australia

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCAkmjloTPA&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Live in Australia and want to check out Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games before release like everyone else in the world? Well, you’re in luck, as EB Games Australia has announced that those two games and more will be present at this year’s EB Games Expo, with more games to be announced at a later date. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t announced what platforms the games will be on and say “Playability of game differs for each title”, but with both Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games playable at other events a month before, then it’s very likely attendees will be able to get hands-on time.

EB Games Expo Gold Coast 2011 will take place October 15th and 16th in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast of Australia at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available to purchase from EB Games’ website.

Source: EB Expo Gold Coast 2011 website (via GoNintendo)

Sonic Generations Playable at Gamescom and Eurogamer Expo

Gameswelt.de reports that SEGA will be attending Gamescom in Cologne this year in full force. The publisher will be hosting more 20th Anniversary celebrations for their spiky blue mascot Sonic by recreating the hedgehog’s first stage Green Hill Zone in real life. Attendees will also find an 8 meter tall Sonic model/statue at their booth. As for games, SEGA has so far confirmed that both console and handheld versions of Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be at the event.

Gamescom will take place from 17th-21st August at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Tickets are available to purchase from the event’s website.

In the UK, Eurogamer.net has announced that a bunch of SEGA’s games will be playable at their Eurogamer Expo. The games announced are as follows: Sonic Generations, Binary Domain, Anarchy Reigns, Renegade Ops and House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Edition. No word has been given regarding platforms.

The Eurogamer Expo will run from 22nd-25th September at London’s Earl’s Court One. Tickets are available to purchase from the event’s website.

Sources: Gameswelt.de and Eurogamer.net

Play Sonic Generations and M&S London at Simon Malls US Tour

Last night SEGA announced via their Twitter feed that Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be among the many games playable at the upcoming Simon Malls US GamePlay tour. The tour will make 26 stops beginning tomorrow in the Dadeland Mall in Miami, FL and ending November 13th at the Ontario Mills mall in Ontario, CA. SEGA says only the console version of Sonic Generations will be available on the tour, so those who want to try out the 3DS version are out of luck. There’s no word on platforms for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Other publishers attending include THQ, Namco Bandai Games, Eidos, Sony with PS3 and PlayStation Move titles and Nintendo with Nintendo 3DS titles.

Will you be attending any of the tour stops? Let us know in the comments.

Sources: SEGA Twitter – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, SEGA Flickr, Simon Malls Website

Thanks to Eternal X at the SSMB and Nuzamaki90 in our comments section for the heads up!

Sonic Generations and M&S London Playable at GAMEFest UK

GAME UK has today announced the titles SEGA will be bringing to their GAMEFest event in Birmingham UK next month, and Sonic fans will be happy to hear that Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will both be available to try out. No information about platforms has been given. Other SEGA titles available to demo include House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut and Rise of Nightmares.

GAMFest will be held 16-18 September 2011 at the Birmingham NEC. If you’re interested in attending, you can purchase tickets from the GAMEFest website.

Source: Videogamer.com

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!

M&S London: New Screenshots, Wii Release Dates & Box Art

SEGA has today announced US and EU release dates for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The game will hit the US first on November 15th and Europe 3 days later on November 18th. The 3DS version still has no clearer date than the month of February.

A couple of new screenshots for both versions of the game, together with yellow box artwork (yes, yellow) for the Wii version and a press release marking 365 days to go until the opening of the Olympic Games in London were also released today. All of that is available below. UK readers will be happy to see some London themed differences have been made to the UK box artwork.

Press release

SEGA Europe and SEGA America are celebrating exactly 365 days to go before the official opening of Olympic Games in London next year with new packaging, assets and the release date named!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Wii™ will be available in a unique yellow casing, a first for the series and for third party games publishers.

New screenshots are also now available with Mario, Sonic and their friends on the starting line and ready to compete in the new enhanced 100m sprint for the Wii™ and, for the first time ever, the 110m hurdles for 3DS™. These are just two of the classic Olympic events that appear alongside a host of brand new Olympic and Dream events in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™.

Over 19 million people worldwide have bought video games from the Mario and Sonic series and the latest instalment, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™, will hit stores on 15th November in North America (18th November in Europe) for the Wii™ home video game system. The Nintendo 3DS™ platform will release in February 2012.

For more information please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com

Wii screenshots

3DS screenshots

UK

France and Europe

Australia

US

Sources: SEGA Press, SEGA’s website and SEGA’s Flickr

SEGA Product Page Update Reveals Story Mode For M&S London 3DS

SEGA has updated their Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games product page with some new information about the game. Most of it we already know on both platforms, but there’s an interesting new detail at the very bottom that reveals a new Story Mode for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. Like in the Adventure Mode for the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the game’s cast of characters will face off against Dr.Eggman and Bowser. Unfortunately, no other information about this mode is currently available.

Here’s the full list of information:

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™

On your marks and get set for the world’s greatest sporting event as Mario & Sonic head to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Coming exclusively to Wii and for the first time on Nintendo 3DS, Mario & Sonic return in an all new celebration of the Olympic spirit. Hosted within the truly iconic setting of London, the games are back, bigger and better than ever before, bringing even more multiplayer fun and excitement to friends and families everywhere.

FEATURES

Exciting headline events – Wii
All new events including Football, Showjumping and Canoeing will debut alongside redefined favourites, such as 100m Sprint, Aquatics, Table Tennis and more. Combine these with a new roster of the much loved Dream Events and the players now have more choice than ever before.

Party in London – Wii
Take the fun of the Olympic Games to the streets of London as the city becomes the ultimate playground! Take part in a huge number of mini-games around a variety of famous landmarks with all your favourite characters in the London Party mode.

Dozens of ways to play – Nintendo 3DS
Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe, enjoy a huge range of over 50 Olympic-themed events in glorious 3D. Make the most out of the unique touch panel and Circle Pad controls as you tilt, blow, shout, tap and more to compete for the coveted gold medal.

Engaging depth – Nintendo 3DS
Play as the full cast of characters in a fully immersive single player Story Mode. Take on the team of Dr. Eggman and Bowser in an all new exciting adventure.

For more information about the game, please visit www.olympicvideogames.com

We’ll pass on more information when it’s made available.

Source: SEGA’s website

SEGA Setting Up SEGA Arcade For San Diego Comic-con 2011

SEGA has announced that they will be attending this year’s San Diego Comic-con. The publisher won’t have a booth at the convention center though, but instead a ‘pop-up arcade’ space nearby. The public will be able to go into the arcade and try out playable demos of many of SEGA’s upcoming games before they’re released, including Sonic Generations, the first public demo of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and more.

SEGA will also be unveiling a new unannounced game, which will likely be Aliens Infestation for the Nintendo DS. The game recently turned up on the ESRB’s website, meaning an official announcement could be on the way soon, and what better place could you lift the lid on an Aliens game than at San Diego Comic-con?

Thanks to R@qH1eL at the SSMB, we have some pics from the outside of the SEGA Arcade in its current state.

For more details, check out the ad at the top of this article and the press release below.

SEGA IS SETTING UP SHOP AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011

Check out and Play SEGA’s Upcoming Blockbusters Before Anyone Else!

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that fans will get a chance to play SEGA’s upcoming fall and spring releases in SEGA’s limited-time-only pop-up arcade at the Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego. The company is setting up its own SEGA Arcade space near the convention center and will have a number of its highly anticipated titles playable for all, including Sonic Generations™, Rise of Nightmares™, Captain America: Super Soldier™ and an all new unannounced game. Comic-Con marks the first time the public can get their hands on many of these games before their releases later this year.

The list of games playable at SEGA Arcade in San Diego includes:

Captain America™: Super Soldier
House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ – Extended Cut
Guardian Heroes™
Rise of Nightmares™
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™
Renegade Ops™
Shinobi™
Sonic Generations™
and more!

Location:

345 6th Avenue (between K Street and J Street) in San Diego, California

Hours:

Wednesday, July 20th from 7-pm-11pm
Thursday, July 21st through Saturday, July 23rd from 1pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 24th from 11am-7pm

Sources: SEGA of America’s Flickr and SEGA Addicts

E3 2011: Mario & Sonic London Olympics Trailer & Badminton Gameplay Video

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SEGA released a new E3 trailer for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games the other day giving us a look at what will very likely be the game’s CGI intro, which as usual sees Mario, Sonic and their friends competing in various Olympic events, but this time ends with Nintendo and SEGA’s mascots at the top of one of London’s most famous buildings.

On top of that, we also have a gameplay video below of badminton in the Wii version from GameTrailers.
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Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up and YouTube uploads!

SEGA Reveals E3 Lineup, M&S at the London 2012 Olympic Games Dated

SEGA has just revealed their lineup of software they will be showcasing at E3 2011, which includes Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games among their various other franchises. Along with this news, SEGA’s also set rough release dates for both versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Nintendo Wii version will launch in November this year and the Nintendo 3DS version will be released in February 2012.

Check out SEGA’s press release with their full E3 2011 lineup below:

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (June 2, 2011) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced its roster of titles to be presented at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2011). The company will present more than 13 new games across all major platforms, including several games in stunning stereoscopic 3D, support for PlayStation®Move for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo 3DS™. The lineup spans multiple genres and includes adaptations of blockbuster film franchises, an original squad-based shooter from the creative mind of some of SEGA’s most popular franchises, the first “M-rated” game on Kinect™ for Xbox360®, AAA digital titles, an all-new title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and many more!

To celebrate this year’s 20th birthday of Sonic the Hedgehog, one of gaming’s most iconic characters, SEGA will be hosting a celebratory community event featuring Sonic Generations™ on Wednesday, June 8th, 6PM PST at the Club NOKIA in Downtown Los Angeles.

The list of titles in display at SEGA’s E3 booth (South Exhibit Hall, Booth 2023) includes among others:

Aliens: Colonial Marines™ (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, PC) – Launch Date: Spring 2012
From the award-winning first-person shooter powerhouse Gearbox Software comes Aliens: Colonial Marines, the highly anticipated horror-based action FPS set in the Aliens™ universe with cooperative multiplayer at its core. Bringing new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise, the game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce horrifying shocks and surprises.

ANARCHY REIGNS™ (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system) – Launch Date: January 2012
ANARCHY REIGNS is the much anticipated next title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames. With ANARCHY REIGNS, PlatinumGames will be using their hallmark creativity and technical excellence to challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously. ANARCHY REIGNS incorporates a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including a co-op survival mode and an all-out Battle Royal mode, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory. Additionally, all modes will be available as offline single-player experiences as well. In the single player campaign mode, players can choose between Jack and Leo for different story experiences.

Binary Domain™ (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system) – Launch Date: Early 2012
Binary Domain is an original IP by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of SEGA’s most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. The atmospheric squad-based shooter puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle against hordes of deadly robots, and a secret that could threaten all mankind. Fighting upward through the derelict lower levels of 2080 Tokyo into the beautiful upper city, players control an international Special Forces squad, specializing in covert ops, which sets out to battle to the heart of the crisis.

Captain America™: Super Soldier (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™) – Launch Date: (US) July 19; (EU) July, 15, 2011; 3DS in Fall 2011
Become Captain America™, the ultimate Super-Soldier, in the darkest days of World War II as you face the Red Skull and his army in this epic third-person action adventure. Wield Captain America’s legendary shield to take out multiple enemies at once, deflect incoming fire back at your enemies, solve puzzles, and scale walls. Above all, hurl yourself shield-first into the fray, with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at your fingertips. Engage in devastating open combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s massive and mysterious castle complex and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull in an all-new Captain America story and adventure.

CRUSH3D™ (Nintendo 3DS™) – Launch Date: (US) September 6, (EU) September 9, 2011
Redesigned for Nintendo 3DS, CRUSH3D is the unique platform game that gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles. Built on the foundation of the award winning CRUSH™, CRUSH3D features a host of exciting new features specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS system, including new locations, characters and an intuitive hint system. Navigate across the surreal platforms of Danny’s mind by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again whenever you need to.

Guardian Heroes™ (Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network & Steam) – Launch Date: Late Summer 2011
Coming exclusively to Xbox LIVE® Arcade, get ready for more swords and sorcery than you can shake your magical staff at. An ancient evil threatens the world after years of peace. Step into the shoes of one of five mighty heroes; each with their own unique attacks and customizable stats. As you fight through forests, graveyards, castles and volcanoes, your every decision will decide the ultimate fate of the world. Do you have what it takes to be a Guardian Hero? Due out this summer, Guardian Heroes features Co-Op and Online play for you and your friends, multiple game modes, optimized graphics, and brand new achievements for Xbox LIVE®.

House of the Dead: OVERKILLExtended Cut (PlayStation® Move for PlayStation®3 system) – Launch Date: (US) October 25, (EU) October 28, 2011
The pulp-style reinvention of the classic light-gun shooter comes to the PlayStation®3 in this exclusive Extended Cut with an avalanche of new content including brand new levels, weapons, mutants and more. Experience the over-the-top, mutant blasting madness with your PlayStation®Move motion controller for PS3 all in stunning 3D and re-mastered HD graphics.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™) – Launch Date: November 2011 (Wii™), February 2012 (Nintendo 3DS™)
Mario™ and Sonic™ will once again join forces on the Wii™ home video game system and, for the first time ever, on Nintendo 3DS™ as the much loved duo head to London to participate in the officially licensed Olympic-themed video game, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. A host of exciting new headline events, including Football and Equestrian will debut on the Wii version appearing alongside classic Olympic disciplines, such as Athletics, Aquatics and Table Tennis. The new handheld system from Nintendo will bring a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe with glasses-free 3D visuals and around 50 original Olympic themed events playable using the unique control systems of the Nintendo 3DS.

Renegade Ops™ (Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, PC digital download) – Launch Date: 2011
Created by Swedish developer Avalanche Studios, Renegade Ops will unleash unprecedented mayhem and exhilarating destruction. Players are sent behind enemy lines in a mobile commando unit to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles and weapons, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of a huge Gatling gun armed to the teeth. Players have the choice to fight alone in single-player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience.

Rise of Nightmares™ (Kinect™ for Xbox 360®) – Launch Date: TBA
Rise of Nightmares offers a spine-tingling horror experience unique to the massively successful Kinect. Using their whole body the player will experience fear and tension as never before in this first-person horror adventure. Fight off hordes of undead creatures and mad scientists in this uniquely horror themed adventure that sees players desperately searching for their kidnapped wife.

SEGA Rally Online Arcade™ (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system) – Launch Date: Out Now on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Coming Soon on PlayStation®Network)
When was the last time you enjoyed getting dragged through the mud? Race through five different types of terrain in more rally-bred vehicles than a baker can shake his dozen at – including the Ford Focus RS, the classic Lancia Delta Integrale and the ferocious Bowler Nemesis. Play through a slew of modes including Time Trials, Single Races, and Championship Events. Cut to the chase and face off online in a variety of 6 Player multiplayer racing events – isn’t it about time you showed your friends who’s numero uno?

Shinobi™ (Nintendo 3DS™) – Launch Date: September 2011
Shinobi for the Nintendo 3DS sees the eagerly anticipated return of the legendary Shinobi. We follow our hero, Jiro Musashi, through a wide variety of exotic locations as he battles his way past hordes of enemies using magical Ninja powers in this intense action-filled title. Shinobi will include some classic gameplay elements found in previous Shinobi titles, while introducing several exciting new features and experiences specifically designed to take advantage of the technology offered by the Nintendo 3DS system.

Sonic Generations™ (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Nintendo 3DS™) – Launch Date: Holiday 2011
Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new and part of the celebrations for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become. In this exciting new fast paced adventure set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, you can now speed through some of the most iconic environments, playing as Classic Sonic in re-imagined 2D side scrolling levels, and as Modern Sonic in all new, stunning 3D levels.

SEGA will be located at BOOTH 2023 in the South Exhibit Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. To schedule an appointment with SEGA at E3 2011, please contact media@sega.com.

Source: SEGA Europe Blog

SEGA Considered Peripheral For Latest Mario & Sonic Game

SEGA has told Videogamer.com that they once considered launching a peripheral together with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the early days of development.

“In the very early stage of this project, we even considered creating a new peripheral that works – that matches best for this game. We always try to look for new alternatives or possibilities.”

No information was given as to what the peripheral may have looked like, what its function was or which platform it was for, but with Mario & Sonic’s brand power and SEGA’s success with past entries in the series, their new game doesn’t really need peripherals to sell it anyway.

Source: Videogamer.com

First Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Screenshots

Official Nintendo Magazine UK has gotten hold of the first screenshots of both Wii and 3DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The screenshots were posted on their website this afternoon, together with details of new events (including Dream Events) shown off at a recent press event SEGA held for the game.

New 3DS events include 1000m Kayak, Breaststroke, the Race Walk, Judo and Balance Beam (this event not shown in screenshots). New Wii events in the game are canoeing, equestrian, Dream Long Jump and Dream Discus.

ONM confirms that no new characters have been added to the game and online multiplayer will again not be included, but the game will feature 4 player local multiplayer. The website also reports that the Wii version doesn’t support Wii Motion Plus.

For full details of the various events, head over to ONM. (Wii, 3DS)

Check out the screenshots below and see if you recognise the Dream Event locations:
Wii

3DS

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!