|Digital Release:||Nintendo 3DS
February 18, 2016 (JP)
March 18, 2016 (EU, US)
Nintendo Wii U
June 23, 2016 (JP)
June 24, 2016 (EU, US)
|Delistings:||December 26, 2017
|Developer:||Sega Sports R&D
|Available On:||Nintendo 3DS (Retail, Digital)
Nintendo Wii U (Retail, Digital)
|Links:||Nintendo.com page (3DS)
Nintendo.com page (Wii U)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics 2016 for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U was delisted on December 26th, 2017. In a post on December 20th, 2017 JapaneseNintendo.com reported that Nintendo had announced that the game would be removed on both platforms in Japan.
At the time no confirmation was given regarding the international versions of the game that were available to download in Australia, Europe, and North America. These versions along with other Mario & Sonic at the Olympics titles were also delisted worldwide by December 26th.
As multiple Olympic titles were delisted at the same time it is assumed that Nintendo or Sega’s Olympic license had expired. All of the delisted games remain available on physical media.
About the Game
“Get in the Games with Mario™ & Sonic
Experience the thrill of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by competing with friends as gaming icons like Mario™ and Sonic. Prove you’re the star of the Games across 17 events, including full team sports: dominate the field in Football (soccer), have a ball in Beach Volleyball, and be there for the Olympic Games debut of Rugby Sevens!
Master team sports like Football (soccer) and then compete on your own or with friends in Duel versions of these events with altered rules and Mario & Sonic-themed power ups! KO the competition with a well-placed right hook in Boxing, pull off stunts in Equestrian, test your tempo in Rhythmic Gymnastics (Clubs), and gain wicked air as you face off together in BMX. Then test your skills in Mii™ character tournaments to earn stat-boosting outfits or in the new elimination mode, Heroes Showdown. Gaming mascots like Yoshi™, Tails, Peach™, and Knuckles are raring to go, so get in the Games!“