Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics Gets a release date

Nintendo announced the release date for the next installment of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series. The game will be released on the Nintendo 3DS on March 18th, 2016.

Interestingly the release date for the Wii U version of the game is stated to be “later this year.” Also interesting is that the page for the Wii U game on doesn’t have a box shot but instead has an image indicitive of a digital only release. Could the Wii U version of the game be skipping stores and being released strictly via digital?

Compete with Mario, Sonic and all your favorite characters in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Gear up for the competition, and see if you’ve got what it takes to compete with the best in events like Soccer, Rugby and Beach Volleyball.


  • Compete in fun and exciting Olympic events set throughout host city Rio de Janeiro.
  • Join Mario, Sonic and your favorite characters to take on challenging events like Soccer, Beach Volleyball, and Rugby.
  • 2016 marks the first Olympic Games appearance for Rugby since 1924, and the event is exclusive to the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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