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Warm Up With a Mario & Sonic Olympic Demo Just in Time for the Holidays!

IRVINE, Calif. – November 27, 2019 – On your marks… get set… PARTY! Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ in the Americas, and if you’re eager to try out what The Onion calls “the final video game,” we invite you to try out a free demo available today on the Nintendo eShop!

Dive into a selection of 3D and classic 2D events that can be enjoyed by yourself or with friends and family in local multiplayer, giving you just a taste of what the full game has to offer. Featuring Mario, Sonic, and a cast of iconic characters, settle scores and stand tall on the podium with bragging rights in this all-star celebration.

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • A Bountiful Medley of Events for your Party: Skateboard,surf,and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Party On with Dream Events: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage either solo or in local split-screen and online multiplayer, delivering fun for all ages and groups.
  • Brand New Story: Help Mario and Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in the Americas for $59.99 USD and Europe (with commensurate pricing)!

*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

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Mario and Sonic Team Up For A Spectacular Party Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – November 5, 2019 – Bowser rides a horse and Dr. Eggman jumps off the high dive. Luigi and Tails go on a quest to free Mario and Sonic from the Tokyo ’64 video game console, where they’ve been trapped as retro 8-bit and 16-bit versions of themselves.

Where else could that happen? Nowhere. And just in time for the holidays, you can experience these fun, entertaining adventures for yourselves with family and friends. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is ready for you to join the party starting today, only on Nintendo Switch!

Get everyone together and go for the gold with Mario & Sonic!

Here are three quirky ideas to create your own fun mem(e)ories this holiday season:

  1. Take a Leap of Fun: Jump off the high board, tap some buttons, and nail a splash-free execution in the 10m Platform Diving event with retro-style gameplay. Peach always keeps her crown on too, somehow.
  2. Paddle, Paddle Mario: In all his 2D, sprite-filled glory, show off Mario’s strong arms as he paddles his way to victory in Kayak!
  3. Luigi’s On Vacation from Chasing Ghosts: The plumber in green needs a break from all his frightening adventures – for some sharp turns and carving waves in Surfing!

Share your shots with us on Twitter with @SEGA and @sonic_hedgehog for a chance to be featured!

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Rolls Onto Nintendo Switch Today!

IRVINE, Calif., – October 29, 2019 – Super Monkey Ball finally returns in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, available now physically and digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Steam release planned for Winter 2019!

Check out the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Launch Trailer and get ready to blast through 100 twisting and turning levels as one of your favorite monkeys. Or, for the first time ever, players can select speedy special guest newcomer, Sonic the Hedgehog, complete with golden rings in place of bananas and nostalgic SFX (unlocked after reaching a certain point in the single-player game)!

The creation of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD has been a labor of love; the cast and crew have shed blood, sweat, tears, and a whole bunch of banana peels to bring this beloved series back into the limelight for fans both old and new.

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the filming of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD in this special episode of Screen A-Peel, where we get a look at a table read, the filming of one of the game’s most dangerous minigames, and more!

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Ichidant-R and Columns II Will Put Your Intellect to the Test Starting Today on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – October 17, 2019 – Lacking mental focus in your daily life? Maybe the best medicine is to try your hand at two mind-bending puzzle games – Ichidant-R and Columns II, now available as part of the SEGA AGES line-up for the Nintendo Switch!

Neither of these titles have ever been released in the West, so this is a fantastic opportunity for many of you to try out them out for the very first time, either locally or online. Whether you’re battling your friends in incredibly bizarre mini-games with Ichidant-R, or find yourself gripping the Joy-Con like a vice while playing the Infinite Jewel mode in Columns II, there’s plenty of amazing value here to indulge in!

About Ichidant-R

Originally released for Japanese arcades back in 1994, this unique spin-off from Bonanza Bros. features a compilation of wacky mini-games that require sharp thinking and quick reflexes, all set in a fantasy medieval backdrop where you must save a princess from the Demon King. Experience “puzzle and action” in this definitive party game.

About Columns II

Match jewels, fossils, and disks as you take a voyage through time in the second installment of this fun and exciting puzzle series. Control the falling pieces and aim for three-in-a-row in any direction to clear the screen before they stack to the top. Switch between multiple game modes, like “Flash Columns” where you target flashing jewels and unlock secret Jewel Case characters, or “Versus Columns” that pits friends against one another.

Ichidant-R and Columns II are now available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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Sonic the Hedgehog Rolls In To Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD!

IRVINE, Calif., – October 15, 2019 – Rolling all the way from Green Hill Zone to Monkey Island, Sonic the Hedgehog joins the cast of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD! For the first time ever, Sonic joins the cast of Super Monkey Ball when the latest game in the series launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019!

Sonic the Hedgehog is available as a hidden, unlockable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. Playing as the world’s fastest hedgehog comes with some unique effects. In addition to boasting incredible speed (obviously), selecting Sonic automatically changes all stages’ bananas to golden rings, complete with nostalgic, classic SFX!

Sonic isn’t the only hidden secret available in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD; skilled simian sphere-rollers will unlock a selection of costumes for every monkey in the base cast – just in time for Halloween!

Get a first look at Sonic the Hedgehog and AiAi and friends’ new costumes in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD in the official announcement trailer and get ready to roll fast when the game launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019!

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Release Information

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019. Physical pre-orders are now available at all major retailers; all physical editions come with sticker sheets featuring AiAi and friends!

For fans who don’t want to monkey around with a physical copy, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD will be available on each platforms’ digital store as well; just stay tuned for more information!

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD revitalizes this classic title with updated graphics (480p > 1080p at 60fps) and optimized controls for each platform. Motion controls from the original Banana Blitz have been removed in favor of tightened analog controls, making it a breeze to jump in and start rolling through the game’s 100 levels.

About Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD:

  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is Back in HD: Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD reinvigorates the original game with 100 single-player stages, 10 multi-player mini-games, revamped control schemes, updated graphics, and more.
  • Online Leaderboards: A first for the series, players can now compete with others around the world through online leaderboards for single-player Time Attack and the all-new Mini-Game Decathlon Score Attack modes.
  • No Monkey Business – Play Your Way: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. With uniquely optimized control schemes for each platform, everyone from first-time rollers to world-record holders can jump right in to the fun.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Mario and Sonic Are Back in the Perfect Party Game on November 5!

Have you ever wanted to see Mario vs. Dr. Eggman? Or Sonic vs. Bowser? On November 5, you can pit all of Mario’s and Sonic’s iconic characters against each other in the biggest video game mash-up of 2019, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! Take rivalries to the skate park, diving board, archery range, and more with an incredible suite of 3D and 2D events, imaginative Dream events (who hasn’t wanted to see Sonic on a hoverboard AGAIN?) and an expansive Story Mode!

Look at what’s in store this November with our latest trailer!

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Push the Boundaries: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing.

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Hop on a hoverboard, throw down with friends and blast your way to victory with Mario & Sonic!

IRVINE, Calif. – September 16, 2019 – Go beyond the limits of reality into the realm of imagination with Mario & Sonic in Dream Events – intense, fast-paced experiences with your favorite characters that add an all-new layer of party fun you won’t find anywhere else, starting November 5!

Dream Shooting: Aim and take fire at a range of targets placed all around a traditional Japanese manor in this competitive score-based event! At different intervals during the match, flying kites will appear, which players can target for bonus points.

Dream Karate: Fight to light up the most blank spaces featured on the floor to expand your territory, combining the lightning-fast action of Karate with free-for-all gameplay! Every space where an enemy falls by your hand will light up. The player or team that lights up the most spaces at the end of the round is the victor. It’s chaos, fun-filled chaos!

Dream Racing: Hop on a hoverboard and zoom through a downhill course filled with question-mark power-ups and challenging obstacles, performing sweet tricks to earn a speed boost and gain the lead. The first one to the bottom wins!

These thrilling party events can only be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, available in the Americas on November 5 and Europe on November 8!

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64.”
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964.
  • Plus, New 3D Events: Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate, and Sport Climbing add to the other 17 seminal 3D events already represented. With so many options to choose from, everyone has a sporting chance!
  • Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from the star-studded Mario & Sonic family, including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, Metal Sonic, Donkey Kong and more!

Enjoy 10 different classic 2D events with friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, jump, climb, surf and more in 21 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing.

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix Heads to Nintendo Switch in 2020!

IRVINE, Calif., – August 30, 2019 – Just announced at the Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai 2019” event in Tokyo, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Japanese Title: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s), is headed exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in the West in 2020!

Based on the popular Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future ToneHatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mixtakes the series to a new dimension on the Nintendo Switch, giving both new fans and Project DIVA veterans ways to play at home or on the go. Rhythm game modes features both traditional button controls, as well as a new game mode exclusive to the unique functions of the Nintendo Switch!

What’s New in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix?

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix isn’t just Miku’s Nintendo Switch debut, it’s also a major milestone for the Project DIVA series, introducing a redesigned graphical style. Fan-favorite songs like Senbonzakura and over 100 others have been reinvigorated with anime-style graphics. On top of that, a selection of songs never-before-seen in the Project DIVA series have also been added for Mega Mix, so fans can enjoy playing along with even more of their favorite tracks!

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Jump, Tilt, and Roll Into Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – Available October 29th!

IRVINE, Calif., – August 8, 2019 – Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019. Physical pre-orders are now available at all major retailers; all physical editions come with sticker sheets featuring AiAi and friends!

For fans who don’t want to monkey around with a physical copy, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HDwill be available on each platforms’ digital store as well; just stay tuned for more information.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD revitalizes this classic title with updated graphics (480p > 1080p at 60fps) and optimized controls for each platform. Motion controls from the original Banana Blitzhave been removed in favor of tightened analog controls, making it a breeze to jump in and start rolling through the game’s 100 levels.

About Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD:

  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is Back in HD: Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD reinvigorates the original game with 100 single-player stages, 10 multi-player mini-games, revamped control schemes, updated graphics, and more.
  • Online Leaderboards: A first for the series, players can now compete with others around the world through online leaderboards for single-player Time Attack and the all-new Mini-Game Decathalon Score Attack modes.
  • No Monkey Business – Play Your Way: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. With uniquely optimized control schemes for each platform, everyone from first-time rollers to world-record holders can jump right in to the fun.

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