Mario and Sonic are heading to London to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, SEGA and Nintendo have announced.
The third entry in the popular series which now sits at 19 million sales worldwide will be heading to the English capital on both Nintendo Wii and 3DS.
The Wii version will feature new headline events such as football and equestrian along side classic Olympic disciplines.
SEGA say the game will feature the much appreciated Dream Events which last appeared in 2009′s Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olymics.
50 events are planned for the 3DS version as well as multiplayer modes.
Chairman of SEGA American & Europe, Naoya Tsurumi said he’s proud to see Sonic and Mario being a part of the Olympics once again,
"Mario and Sonic have had a phenomenally successful partnership and we are extremely proud to be able to recreate this once again with Nintendo and ISM for the London 2012 Olympic Games," said Tsurumi.
"It is truly exciting to be in the position to develop interactive entertainment software titles based on the Olympic Games, and for Sonic and Mario to once again be a part of this historic event."
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime also weighed in on the collaboration saying, "These games bring together two of the most beloved characters in the history of the video game industry in Mario and Sonic."
"As veterans of both video games and Olympic games, they’ll arrive in London as a formidable team to provide fun, competitive sporting activities that friends and family members can enjoy together."
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will launch on Nintendo Wii and 3DS later this year.
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