Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the DS Sprints into Stores

January 22, 2008

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the DS
Sprints into Stores

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Mario
& Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Nintendo DS has officially shipped to
stores across North America. One of the most anticipated titles of 2008, Mario &
Sonic at the Olympic Games brings the excitement of intense athletic competition
to the most popular handheld system on the market and offers players the chance
to play as their favorite video game hero from the world of Mario or Sonic – 8
from each universe – in a series of action-packed Olympic events. Mario & Sonic
at the Olympic Games is also available for the Wii.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, created
specifically to take advantage of all the popular DS capabilities, is packed
with 16 official challenges including two DS-exclusive events – 10m Platform
(Diving) and Pursuit (Cycling). In this epic battle for Gold, players can
interact with their chosen video game hero via the Nintendo DS’s unique Touch
Screen and stylus. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games also features eight
exciting Dream events –five of which are exclusive to the handheld game – Dream
Canoe, Dream Boxing, Dream Basketball, Dream Long Jump and Dream Shooting.
Available in both single and multiplayer modes, Dream events takes Olympic
sports and bring them into vivid video game-inspired worlds filled with
obstacles and power-ups.

With three gameplay modes, Mario & Sonic at the
Olympic Games features gameplay and competitions for all ages as well as all
types of gamers, from beginner to expert. The game features a Single Match Mode
where players can choose one specific event to play, as well as the Circuit Mode
where players can choose from a series of events. Gamers can also try their hand
at the Mission Mode and fulfill a series of solo challenges that test their
athletic capabilities, timing and reflexes. For those looking for an extra
challenge, explore the Gallery, where mini-games and Olympic trivia come
together to test who is the ultimate superstar. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic
Games also benefits from the DS wireless capabilities and offers addictive
multiplayer challenges for up to four players.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the
Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone. For more information about the game,
please visit the website at
www.sega.com/mariosonic
.