Mario and Sonic at the Olympics Will Let You Play as 2D Characters
SEGA has announced that Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will allow players to compete as the classic 2D pixelated versions of the characters across multiple events. Check out the trailer below to see them in action.
In the new trailer, characters like Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach, Knuckles the Echidna, Eggman, Tails, and Toad can be seen in their classic 2D pixelated forms performing in various sporting events. 2D versions for other characters like Amy and Yoshi aren’t yet confirmed.
SEGA says that these 2D characters can compete in 10 different events: The 100m dash, the 10m dive, 400m hurdles, vaulting, judo, the 1000m kayak dash, the long jump, a marathon race, trap shooting, and team volleyball. Not only are the characters 2D, but the arenas the events take place in are changed into 2D as well. SEGA says those 10 events are meant to represent the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.