December 5, 2005

Nintendo Announces New Mario Sports Game

Nintendo has revealed plans on a surprise sports title to be released on the GameCube, entitled “Mario Minimal Splashers.”

The game, which will revolve around the exciting world of competitive diving, is expected to be released in the spring of 2006.

“If you’ve ever wanted to make Mario go into a double twist somersault pike axle dive, then this game will be right up your alley,” said George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Diving is a growing sport across the globe, and is one of the most popular Olympic sports this side of the discus throw.”

Gamers will be able to compete in springboard events and platform competitions, as well as various mini-games. There will also be different themed pools offering hazards such as Bloopers that affect vertical entry and bonuses like note blocks that provide an extra high jump. The game will feature 1-4 players.

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