Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games races into view

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Nintendo has announced a Wii U and 3DS release for Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Confirmed events include the 100-metre sprint, football, table tennis, beach volleyball and rhythmic gymnastics. Some events will be exclusive to a particular version. On Wii U, for instance, players will be able to dabble with rugby sevens while 3DS owners will have the chance to try golf.

The Rio Olympics themselves will take place in the summer of 2016 but no release date for the game has yet been confirmed. It could likely be far earlier.

The announcement was made in a surprise Nintendo Direct. Details of the Olympics game can be seen at around 6:35. Take a look: