The good news: Mario and Sonic will finally appear together in a video game!
The bad news: It’s an Olympic game.
“Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games,” remarked Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and General Manager, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.. “In fact, for a long time they have been discussing the possibility of one day competing against each other. Now that they have been given the perfect opportunity to meet at the Olympic Games, we may finally learn who is actually faster, Mario or Sonic?”
Answer: Sonic.Â Next question.