Mario & Sonic at the Sochie 2014 Winter Games to be Released on Nintendo eShop in November (VIDEO)

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
September 23, 2013|11:15 am

A message from the Wii U reveals that the popular Mario & Sonic at the Olympics will be getting a fall release date just in time for the Winter Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochie 2014 Winter Games will be available on November 8 in the Nintendo eShop at midnight the message said.

According to Joystiq, the game is said to be revolved around 16 events and will make use of the Wii Motion Plus and Wii U GamePad.

Mario is the flagship character for the Nintendo company, while Sonic the Hedgehog is the face of his company, Sega.

The two companies once bitter rivals who duked it out for the majority of the late 80s and 90s, have since joined forces once Sega conceded from console making after the failure of 1999's Dreamcast.

See the Mario & Sonic Winter Games trailer here.

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Another popular sports title making its way back to the Wii U is, Wii Sports.

The game, which came with every copy of the previous Nintendo console, Wii, will be getting a Wii U HD update.

Released in 2006, it has sold the most games of all time, at around 82 million units.

The game will work as a download, beginning on Nov. 7, and bowling, tennis, baseball, golf, and boxing will all be downloadable individually.

Bowling and tennis will be in the Nintendo eShop first, with the three others becoming available in the next few months.

Nintendo is offering two ways to play the games. A gamer may download a game pass for $2 that will give them 24 hour access to the game, or they can pay $10 be given permanent access to the game.

New features in the game besides the improved graphics are enhanced controls due to the Wii MotionPlus, and the ability to play online against other gamers. According to Gamespot, players can chat through the Miiverse, and you are placed on a regional or state club team that keeps track of rankings.

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