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

This morning brings a new trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, revealing all new events that bring back a classic style. 

To be entirely honest, I’ve never cared for the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics series. I know many people love them, and plenty of the events are fun, it’s just not something I’ve been interested in. With today’s trailer, however, I feel my interest piqued:

The addition of the 2D events is just really damn cool. How they integrate the older sprites with the more modern looking characters is fun, making for a unique feeling style. The events themselves look like a lot of fun to play with. The game will include a total of 10-2D events to play through in addition to the 21-3D events:

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

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.

Different Ways to Play: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of the Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.

Split-Screen and Online Fun: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.

Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 hits the Nintendo Switch on November 5, 2019.