Mario & Sonic at Sochi 2014 features online play
One of the new things discussed during today’s Nintendo Direct was Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The game will feature an online multiplayer mode for four events, allowing players to earn medals against players around the globe. A unique feature of the game is each time a player earns a medal in a competition, they will earn points for their home country, showing off the rankings for each country in a global format.
Currently four events will be available online. A special edition of the game will be releasing with a blue Wii Motion Plus remote. The game will release in November for North America.