Sega has confirmed that they are working on Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Wii and 3DS. New events for the game will include soccer, equestrian and table tennis, with various Dream Events taking place in the worlds of various Nintendo and Sega characters.

Mario and Sonic have had a phenomenally successful partnership and we are extremely proud to be able to recreate this once again with Nintendo and ISM for the London 2012 Olympic Games said Sega’s American and European chairman Naoya Tsurumi. It is truly exciting to be in the position to develop interactive entertainment software titles based on the Olympic Games, and for Sonic and Mario to once again be a part of this historic event.

“These games bring together two of the most beloved characters in the history of the video game industry in Mario and Sonic,” noted Nintendo’s American president Reggie Fils-Aime. “As veterans of both video games and Olympic games, they’ll arrive in London as a formidable team to provide fun, competitive sporting activities that friends and family members can enjoy together.”