May 17th, 2013


The first title Nintendo has announced for the Wii U is a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympic games being held at Sochi in Russia. The game features updated graphics as well as new games, including figure skating pairs. The Wii U GamePad is also integral to play, as you’ll need to use it while doing the curling event as well as a biathlon event that combines skiing and rifling.

The game will also feature worlds from the Mario and Sonic universe that allow you to perform stunts from some great memorable locations. There are also sports that wouldn’t be possible in real life in these levels. No release date has been given yet, but currently the game looks promising if you like the Mario & Sonic Olympic games.

  • Teves153

    Mario vs sonic round 4

    • John Andalora

      It’s games like these that remind me why I bought this console in the first place…
      For… unique…clever…


      • discuss

        My thoughts.

  • CharmanderRulz

    Well done Ashley for the speed of the articles, the UK Nintendo direct just finished (it’s close to the US one)

  • Not interested in the least. At least others are though?

  • Preston

    Honestly, do we need another M vs S. Looks cool, but where is the new stuff?

    • D.M.T

      I want a new one!!! And the new stuff? Sonic Lost World

    • jay

      MOTIONPLUS SUPPORT!! Those games were mad fun!!

  • Clel

    This Nintendo Direct was kind of boring… 🙁

    EDIT: After further reviewing, I decided that saying it was ‘boring’ was a bit strong. A certain human named ‘chiwawaboy’ commented below, and voiced exactly what was going on my head. This is more how I felt (quoted directly):

    “It was pretty good. I was just expecting more on more hyped wii u games. Pikmin was good, but no further details on mario kart U, or zelda ww hd. this last one might be a long shot, but I was hoping they would tell us how the development of SSB4 was going. I wasnt really THAT excited for the new sonic and mario, and the wonderful 101 isnt my kind of game.”

    • Zombie Boy

      Apart from Mario vs Sonic and a screenshot of the new Sonic game, there was nothing we didn’t already know about. Hopefully the one closer to E3 will pull out the big titles. However, things look good for the 3DS…

    • Morits Lian

      Sure it was boring, but it wasn’t bad.

      • Chiwawaboy

        It was pretty good. I was just expecting more on more hyped wii u games. Pikmin was good, but no further details on mario kart U, or zelda ww hd. this last one might be a long shot, but I was hoping they would tell us how the development of SSB4 was going. I wasnt really THAT excited for the new sonic and mario, and the wonderful 101 isnt my kind of game.

        • But I love both of them! (They’re the reason I started playing video games in the first place).

    • Zuxs13

      well they did say it was for summer and spring games so what did you expect a new Metroid game being released in 2 months?

      Did you catch the part about playing unreleased games at Best Buy during E3?? that wasn’t exciting enough for you?

      • Clel

        YES that partnership is awesome! Except for the whole month of June I’ll be in France because of family vacation. Gaaah

        • Zuxs13

          Oh damn that hurts, time to make an excuse to stay home.

        • Javy G

          It’s freaking France! Enjoy your time there, many others don’t get an opportunity like that! …and if you happened to get bored in the middle of night, there’s always a 3DS!

          • Clel

            I’m French by origin. I’m happy to be with my family, hanging out on the French Riviera, BUT I will still be very sad about not being able to play those demos at Best Buy.

            Yes, I am a Nintendo fanboy.

        • Squid

          You know what sucks for me? My favorite game Pokemon is releasing X And Y on October but I might be away on vacation for two weeks! D: Nintendo told me that the estimated date is on OCTober 13 though. Keeping my fingers crossed since I don’t leave till the 25th…

      • jay

        That Best Buy thing= GENIUS

    • Preston

      I second that. Would have been great if they at least added a bit more detail on WWHD

      • Clel

        Or Yarn Yoshi… Seriously, am I the only one excited about that game?

        • aesfd

          I am to. 🙂 Yarn yoshie will make yarn kirby look horrible. ;D

        • Squid

          I love Yarn games! Or Kirbies epic yarn. I can’t wait for Yoshi though.

        • No.

    • D.M.T

      It was good for a NON-E3 Nintendo Direct. Be patient. E3 is near

      • Clel

        *is patient*

    • RockieOllie

      Why would they announce all the good stuff now when E3 isw a couple weeks away???

      • Clel

        I never said they should have done that. I was simply saying it was kind of boring, nothing more.

        • RockieOllie

          Well when they said beforehand that they were gonna talking about already announced games coming out over this summer. Were you really expecting to be blown away? i’m getting the impression you were expecting more.

          • Clel

            I don’t know what I was expecting.

            But what I DO know is that I love your profile picture.

          • RockieOllie

            Lol! Thanks.
            All I gotta say is that there better be 0%-1% news about Pikmin3 im tired of hearing about the game.

    • I enjoyed it. It made me purchase minis on the move.

    • Was boring because they don’t show my new game

      • Clel

        Whatever you say, Purple man.

    • jay

      You do know Mario & Sonic at the Olympics is a System seller right?

      Some stats:

      Gears of War (Xbox 360)5M Sold

      God of War 3 (ps3) 5M Sold

      Mario & Sonic at The Olympics (Wii) 7M Sold

      • Clel

        No, I did not know that. Thank you for enlightening me, good sir.

    • Shaise Mughal

      Whats SBB4? Oh never mind! Super Smash bros 4 dont worry, there will be another Nintendo Direct near the time of E3

  • September 15th W101? Let’s hope they keep the date

  • Morits Lian

    I’m sure buying this for the multiplayer lols me and my brother got

  • XelaFury

    This ND wasn’t that bad as some people think, at least Nintendo revealed 2 of the 7 Sega games in development for Wii U. Nintendo can’t reveal all of their upcoming games in just one ND. I think Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be fun, and i’m excited to see more of Sonic Lost World.

  • HSN1

    Also, Sonic Lost World announced, as a part of an international agreement between SEGA and Nintendo, in a 40-epic-seconds announcement that made my day.

    And yeah, I made it home in 10 minutes.

    • jay

      Sonic NEEDS Nintendo!!

      • No. Nintendo needs SEGA. SEGA needs Nintendo. And they both need Mario and Sonic.

        • jay

          I mean Sonic games suck more and more that’s until Mario steps into the picture.

          • Oh contraire! I happen to like the Sonic games that were released these years. You may not see it, but Sonic is a video game characters that keeps evolving every day! Just like Mario and many other video game characters. They will keep changing everyday!

    • Shaise Mughal

      I had to watch it recorded and, yes they do look like amazing games! I’m thinking M and S will be around early 2014 because thats when the olympics take place, Lost world looks great! Glad its an exclusive! I heard there is another Sega game that will be exclusive to Nintendo to be announced!

  • I actually thought Mario and Sonic London 2012 was the final M&S Olympic title. 😛

    • jay

      Do You have any idea how much these games sell?? They’re not going anywhere!!

    lol…oh well.

  • This will kill Sony and MS when they release their new systems!

    • jay

      GTA IV (xbox360) 4M Sold

      Sonic And Mario(Wii) 7M Sold

      • Clel

        You don’t seem to realize that he just said something positive about Nintendo’s future.
        Unless that was sarcasm.

  • Ducked

    I saw this coming, glad to see it though.

  • jay

    Finally!! MotionPlus Support!!!

  • RonnieMexico

    da olympicz suk manz

  • Nookling

    I didn’t expect much from this Direct. For Summer and Fall games I din’t think there would be any games that haven’t been announced coming out in a couple of months. I also expected (and still do) that big game news and hype would be closer to E3. So this was pretty good as I am excited for Pikmin, the Sonic Lost Worlds seems promising, and the Winter Games looks like great graphics! I am excited for Luigi U and Game and Wario as I need SOMETHING for the Wii U. Wonderful 101 I still have not been sold on but it looks interesting.

  • LopsidedPasta

    And not a single crap was given

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Hmm…it’s weird how I normally don’t like the “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games” series (because I think Olympics are very boring in general.) But for some strange reason, this game made me interested….might have to try it.