SAN FRANCISCO (October 10, 2007) – SEGA® of America today announced that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games™ for the Wii home video game system has gone gold and will ship to retail in North America on November 6, 2007 – two weeks earlier than originally anticipated. Bringing gamers the epic face-off between Team Sonic and Team Mario, this exceptional game is one of this Holiday’s most anticipated titles for any platform. With an impressive list of Olympic events, the game is packed with exciting sports action, offering the ultimate competition for Gold.

“We know that gamers are excited to play Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games so we did whatever we could to get the game into their hands as soon as possible.” Says Don Mesa, Marketing Director at SEGA of America. “Sega is bringing Mario & Sonic fans an early Christmas present!”

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has not only a full line-up of real-life Olympic events, but also a unique series of exclusive “Dream Events”. These Dream Events – which are both single and multiplayer – are based in colorful game-like universes that include objects and power-ups that will either improve a players game or bring down their opponent.

The four Dream events are:

  • Dream Race (Sandhill Race Course) – Get on your marks for this intense power-up filled race course made for either one player or as many as four.
  • Dream Platform (Tropical Reef Diving Area – 10,000M Diving) – More like skydiving, soar through hoops and perform aerial tricks while avoiding obstacles and opponents to reach the finish line first.
  • Dream Fencing (Duel Wharf Fencing Beach) – With unique special attacks for each character, this jungle-inspired world offers the ultimate duel.
  • Dream Table Tennis (Speed Rally Table Tennis Stadium) – A sci-fi wonderland, this magical table tennis extravaganza offers a special ability for each character – so move fast!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games also offers Wii users the ultimate gaming fantasy – the opportunity to play against their favorite Mario or Sonic character. Thanks to the unique interactive Mii features, players can bring their own Mii into the game as a playable character. Gamers will be able to import their Mii into the game and compete as themselves in any of the Olympic or Dream events and even beat their favorite hero to win Gold.

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