Leaked By… SEGA?!
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be out in… November 1st, 2019, funny enough. With exactly two months away from release, the list of characters, or rather competitors, were an unknown. That was, until recently, when it appears that SEGA accidentally released an image that lists the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020 characters. The list is comprised of symbols for the characters, which includes classic symbols like Mario’s and head icons like Sonic’s head.
When enlarged, the image (not picture above) includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Bowser, Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Bowser Jr., Diddy Kong, Toadette, Larry Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa, Rosalina, and Wendy O. Koopa from Nintendo. The SEGA characters include Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman (Dr. Robotnik in my book), Shadow, Silver, Metal Sonic, Blaze, Vektor, Jet, Zavok, Zazz, Eggman Nega, Espio, and Rouge. There are sixteen playable characters from both universes totaling at thirty-two. There are also non-playable characters that will appear in the audience, as judges, and in other roles.
This banner that was released can be seen in a video by GameXplain. The release of the banner seems like a total oversight, but in SEGA’s defense, they did put the word SAMPLE behind it. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be available on the Nintendo Switch on November 1st in Asia, November 5th in North America, and November 8th in Europe. It will also be available in arcades.
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