eShop Gives Mario & Sonic a November Release Date

UPDATE: Looks like the message was sent in error. Check out this official statement from Nintendo below:

The Nov. 8 launch date for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games that was recently listed in a Wii U notification was an error. A confirmed launch date will be announced in the future. We apologize for any confusion.


The last time we heard about Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games was last month when Nintendo revealed the title was scheduled to release this holiday. A SpotPass message sent out today revealed that the game is scheduled for a November 8 release date in North America.

It’s interesting to note that the game will release before some of Nintendo’s other big releases like Super Mario 3D World, Mario Party: Island Tour, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Are you planning on picking up Mario & Sonic?

Thanks GoNintendo.

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Vipsoccermaster
September 21, 2013 12:37 AM

I sure am going to pick up Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Although I am not sure if I’ll get it on release day, so if I don’t, then I’ll get it for Christmas instead.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
September 21, 2013 1:13 AM

Agreed, like most games, though some I may get beforehand.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
September 21, 2013 6:11 AM

I never get m&s games on or around release day

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
September 21, 2013 9:29 AM

I usually get them on release day, but I’m a little short on cash right now, so I’ll just wait until Christmas.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
September 21, 2013 10:17 AM

I’ll get it cause I’m a big fan of the Mario Sports games, but man do I have a ton of games to get this holiday. 😛

Also, anyone else think Nintendo & SEGA have been a lot lower key on this game thanks to real world issues?

Gameguy1996
Gameguy1996
September 21, 2013 11:56 AM

I will get the game at some point. However I don’t think I’m getting it on day 1 or not.

Blizzardwaltz
Blizzardwaltz
September 21, 2013 3:49 PM

Nintendo just had to pick the date RIGHT before these awesome major games…

gmanextreme9
gmanextreme9
September 21, 2013 3:50 PM

I am totally buying this.

Aquayoshi
Aquayoshi
September 21, 2013 3:53 PM

I’m a fan of the series but it is feeling deja vu a lot. I’m hoping they add the store from the first winter Olympics and maybe you can walk around it and I’m hoping they will add new characters.

Cyan
Cyan
September 21, 2013 3:55 PM

They need to add Rosalina, Birdo, Rouge and Cream!!

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
September 21, 2013 11:50 PM
Reply to  Cyan

Rouge is a Boss and Cream is a referee.

Anon
Anon
September 22, 2013 9:11 PM
Reply to  Cyan

Rosalina will never appear here. Shame, because I like her.

And unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get to play as the other three beyond costumes.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
September 28, 2013 7:36 PM
Reply to  Cyan

Replace Rosalina with Toad. Rosalina would be dumb since there are a million characters that are more deserving. I want Espio and Big the Cat. They have to be All-Around and Power. Rouge and Cream are not powerful. However, I think that Daisy should be moved to technique and put both Birdo and Toad in Speed.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
September 21, 2013 5:59 PM

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5bQ-SkI8vw

What I have been hoping we’d see in the game.

sss
sss
September 22, 2013 2:48 PM

I would get it if I had a Wii u

Roxanne
Roxanne
October 12, 2013 8:55 AM

I want this game ! Oh… there is too many games I want to buy. :'(