Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Will Include 2D Events


The next game in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series is coming out in a few months and includes more than 20 Olympic events for Mario, Sonic, and their friends to compete against in the game. There are 21 events along with 10 more events in 2D.

Sega recently revealed that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 includes 10 events that get played 2D scape. Characters participating in the event take on their original 8-bit or 16-bit appearances from their NES or Sega Genesis days. Unlike the 3D events, these 2D events were inspired by the events that Olympic athletes participated in during the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. Events that are playable in this 2D mode include:

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

Here’s the list of the 3D events available in the game:

  • 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

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 releases exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 5 in the Americas and on Nov. 8 in Europe. You can watch the game’s new trailer, which shows off some of the newly announced 2D events, below.