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Here’s the box art for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Sega and Nintendo have released the box art for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Both Mario and Sonic feature prominently, but Peach and Knuckles also make an appearance on the box. It’s strange that in the Year of Luigi, Nintendo decided not to promote him in any way even on the box art, despite being a playable character.

Will you be picking up this game? You can check out the most recent trailer for the game below.

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  • Clel

    Dang, I had totally forgotten about this game. Not sure about this one, considering it comes out in 2014 alongside Smash Bros and Mario Kart :O

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Well, it’s called the 2014 games, but it’ll be out in November.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        SCANDAL!

        • ludist210

          Phht. Every Madden game comes out in August the year before. No biggie. :P

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            dont even get me started on cars

        • Mario

          They did that with all the Mario and Sonic olympic games.

    • jay

      I think this one will be motionplus compatible, It’s gonna be EPIC!

    • Fred

      Why does everyone forget about what I think will be the 2014 game of the year…X?

      • Clel

        Because Monolith’s not advertising it and refreshing it in our minds so, we forget about it.

        • Lusunup

          I haven’t forgotten at all!

          • Fred

            I agree. I’ve been playing through Xenoblade grinning in anticipation for X

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I had the first one, and I have to say it was an okay minigame collection, but nothing to really warrant two sequels -.- or however many there are.

    • jay

      Never played the original but the Winter one with the balance board was way too much fun.

    • Christopher Acuna

      Would rather this be another Mario Party game….love me some Mario Party.

      • Josiah Parsons

        The 3v1 games would be Epic!

        • dave-id

          4v1… WII U FOR THE WIN!

          • Josiah Parsons

            True! MarioParty seems made for the Wii U. I just wonder why they haven’t announced it yet.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Mario Party 8 sucked big time. I hated it, took way to long and most of the minigames wasnt fun at all really. So we boycotted MP9 all together.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          hey now, MP9 is my fave

  • palomino blue

    Ice at Delfino. Really?

  • Lusunup

    Nothing new much for me since I already saw this box art in gamestop. Also I will not be picking this up since I’ve played the first and seccond installment, Im not taking anymore chances with this..

  • Διονύς84

    I’d only buy it if it cost 15$

  • Mark

    The game looks cool. I may pick it up, but it’ll probably be near the bottom of list of games I want this Fall/Holiday season.

    • Ducked

      Same here, it’ll be cool to have. But there’s to many good games coming out.

  • SuperSonicBrawler

    Yeaaa, no. Notify me when SEGA and Nintendo decide to do a crossover that doesn’t rely on the stupid Olympics.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      but it’s the OFFICIAL game of the olympics

      • SuperSonicBrawler

        I’ve never even cared about the OFFICIAL Olympics. Why should I care about a game that’s butchering two of my favorite video game characters?

        • Ducked

          You don’t care about the olympics? Whaaaaat?

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          sarcasm

    • Javy G

      Just dreaming here…but instead of just Lost World for Sonic it should of been crossed-over with Mario Galaxy! Imagine all the enemies and power-ups with very interesting worlds!

  • Ducked

    Hasn’t this box art been out for like 2 weeks…

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Epic

  • jay

    HELL YEAH!!!

    Forgot all about this game!!!

    To the hardcores complaining:
    This game is a system seller. Can’t complain about this game and the lack of system sellers at the same time.

  • Fred

    This certainly wasn’t on my radar. My plan was Rayman Legends and Mario 3D World for sure with W101, WW, and DKCTF as possibilities, but I will certainly consider this one

    • Christopher Acuna

      same here, sans Rayman Legends. I will be bypassing that one for Watch Dogs(WiiU)

      • Fred

        Don’t skip Rayman, you’ll really miss out

        • Christopher Acuna

          my wallet begs to differ.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Ill definitly get it for my kids. Sounds like a fun family game.

  • Christopher Acuna

    This game makes me sad. Wasted resources IMO.

  • ezquimacore

    I want mario and sonic adventures of the mushroom kingdom.

  • therealruben1

    These games are fun,but what i really want is a mario and sonic 2D side scrolling platformer!

  • Entropyguy

    Certainly not. I’m kind of boycotting this particular Olympics.

  • Wayne Beck

    These games are always fun, but they are not the kind of game I just have to get my hands on.

  • bizzy gie

    This shouldn’t be apart of the Nintendo/Sega exclusivity deal.

    This would be exclusive even if they never came to an agreement.

  • Cutcopy

    too bad Birdo can’t be in the game. Because Birdo’s transsexual. And the 2014 Olympics are in Russia.

  • palomino blue

    Something about mixing these characters makes me feel really uncomfortable. Looks fun though.

  • majora :D

    I hope this game doesn’t turns in to Fifa, making lame versions each two years

    • SuperSonicBrawler

      Too late.

  • Gecko Altair
  • Mochlum

    Late much? This game looks alright, and that boxart is nice. I may get it sometime.

    But would it kill them to add more expression instead of making them so… stiff?

    • Mochlum

      And people need to realize how big this game IS for the Wii U. They’re obviously gonna advertise this during the Winter Olympics (like last time), which are internationally watched, so it’d be a great way to show off the Wii U name.

  • iamserious

    Sonic for SSBU would be nice!