M&S London: New Screenshots, Wii Release Dates & Box Art

SEGA has today announced US and EU release dates for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The game will hit the US first on November 15th and Europe 3 days later on November 18th. The 3DS version still has no clearer date than the month of February.

A couple of new screenshots for both versions of the game, together with yellow box artwork (yes, yellow) for the Wii version and a press release marking 365 days to go until the opening of the Olympic Games in London were also released today. All of that is available below. UK readers will be happy to see some London themed differences have been made to the UK box artwork.

Press release

SEGA Europe and SEGA America are celebrating exactly 365 days to go before the official opening of Olympic Games in London next year with new packaging, assets and the release date named!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Wii™ will be available in a unique yellow casing, a first for the series and for third party games publishers.

New screenshots are also now available with Mario, Sonic and their friends on the starting line and ready to compete in the new enhanced 100m sprint for the Wii™ and, for the first time ever, the 110m hurdles for 3DS™. These are just two of the classic Olympic events that appear alongside a host of brand new Olympic and Dream events in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™.

Over 19 million people worldwide have bought video games from the Mario and Sonic series and the latest instalment, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™, will hit stores on 15th November in North America (18th November in Europe) for the Wii™ home video game system. The Nintendo 3DS™ platform will release in February 2012.

For more information please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com

Wii screenshots

3DS screenshots


France and Europe



Sources: SEGA Press, SEGA’s website and SEGA’s Flickr

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  1. Yellow box color eh? Pretty cool! As fas as I know NSMBW and the Mertroid Prime Collection are the only games to have different box colors so far.

    1. Don’t forget the Japan-exclusive Pandora’s Tower. It has a black border.

      *sigh* I wonder how Project Rainfall is workin’ out? I’d love to play it.

    1. lol That is kinda funny. But realistically I probably wouldn’t expect any specific country first. I mean, it’s “London” because that’s where the olympics is next year. But the game and production and release and such is all the same as it is with any game deciding where it comes out first. I’m not quite sure why they don’t release on the same day actually. lol

  2. A different colored box like NSMBW? Must be a pretty special game! Either that, or Nintendo’s just getting into colorful game cases. (Don’t yell at me for saying Nintendo made that decision rather than Sega, we all know they had a hand in it)

    1. I don’t think anybody would yell at you for that. It’s a SEGANINTENDO game, but it’s a Nintendo box. lol (It’s a Wii case. The game picture, manual and disc can be placed on a completely different box. =P)

  3. That’s actually a pretty sick cover 🙂 looks so Cool and Yellow??? it actually fits though 🙂

  4. Haha, i get it now. Since SEGA of Japan developed this game, and since their Japanese(asians), and their color representation is Yellow! xD

    1. Wait….was that a racist remark? Cos I’m a Singaporean Chinese and that comment looked somewhat offending…

      1. It can be racist if he meant it in a racist context. But I don’t think he meant to be as offensive as it sounded. He said “their color representation is Yellow”. (not calling them yellow, but saying the color yellow is used to “represent” them.) Which is true I guess. o0 In common urban termonology, “yellow” is the color used to represent Asians, whether in a racist way or not. (Sort’ve like “White” represents Caucasians and “Black” represent anyone dark skinned. Don’t wanna say African American or just Africans cuz that wouldn’t make sense for anyone not in American and not born in Africa. lol)

        Yeah, I think he may have just not have thought of his remark as offensive at the time he said it. =P

      2. @Jemi- It wasn’t racist. Like what FoxBoy said, the color yellow, is what represents you. I don’t like making racist jokes, and I’m sorry if that offended you.

      1. I think he mean Asian circle color in Olympics logo 😉
        I think those colors represent those teretories in Olympics logo. Correct me if I am wrong.

        1. Oh, I get it now. (see my previous comment) I kinda get confused by statements which are vague 😛

        2. I don’t think it’s that. What I do know is that for all 5 olympic colors. Every single country’s flag has atleast one of those colors

          1. Trust me not every single flag 😉 But that color representation is fact not opinion.

        3. Really!? 0.0 There’s that too then! I didn’t know that tho! 0.0 lol

          Wait, but then that’s kinda funny!

          It’s like the box is saying “The olympics will be held in London. :] …..But Asia’s are gonna win. Teehee >w>” lol XD nah not really but that’d be funny.

          Huh. Wonder would “country” the Sonic and Mario characters represent then. XD

      2. @Shadzter – You know those 5 rings? Doesn’t the yellow one represent Asia? That’s what I was talking about, how Yellow represents them.

  5. I find it very stereotypical how they have 2 fit girls doing aquatics and a guy and a male robot doing football/soccer on the cover.

  6. Yellow because both coions and rings are yellow… or maybe it is yellow to represent Super Sonic & BumbleBee Mario? Maybe it is in remembrance of Ray and Bark whom have not been in games for oh so many years.

  7. Hi there

    Looks really cool, though I seemed to have noticed the London Routemaster Bus is wrong, since the driver cap is supposed to be on the right side and the rear platform on the left, though in this one its reversed. Wonder if they will sort that out before its release? Oh wells, we can hope.


  8. Nintendo is the most creative game companys i had ever like. My first nintendo game,Well? I think its f zero because i was like 4 years old plaing with my 6 year old cousin on the NES.

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