New Mario and Sonic confirmed

Sega will publish a sequel to Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, based on the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The title was confirmed to The Province by the Winter Olympics’ director of licensing Dennis Kim, while MCV understands an official announcement will be made later in the week.

"Last year, 2008, they had a very successful game using Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Games, as well as a multi-sport simulation type of game," said Kim.

"That’s what’s being discussed and planned for Vancouver. We are feeling optimistic about sales because of the Beijing experience."

Sega secured the rights to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics last week, and the firm is also said to be working on a straight-faced title similar to last year’s Beijing 2008.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games was released on Wii and DS, and has sold more than two million copies in the UK alone.

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