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A tweet from Nintendo of America earlier this morning confirms that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS on March 18th.

It’s hard to believe that this game will be the fifth installment of the Mario and Sonic at the Olympics franchise. As expected, this time around the game will support amiibo, and fans can use select figures from the Super Smash Bros. or Mario Party 10 lines. Both Mario and Sonic amiibo will be used for the purpose of cosmetic Mii options, similar to what we saw in Mario Kart 8.

Some notable Olympic events included this time around are track and field, golf, soccer, table tennis, archery, bike riding, boxing, and horse riding to name a few. The game also appears to support local and possibly online multiplayer, but that hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.


Fans can pick up Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for their Nintendo 3DS on March 18, and the Wii U version will be released sometime later this year.

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Written by Frank Costagliola

Frank is a journalism student at the College of Staten Island and knew he wanted to write and talk about video games since high school. If Frank isn't on campus, he's probably gaming, spending time with his friends, at the gym, or trying to hunt down a rare amiibo out in the wild.