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van_2010_logo.jpgMario &
Sonic at the Olympic Games
sold well. Like, really well. Like,
even now it’s the third best-selling Wii game on Amazon. So it
is with absolutely zero surprise that a sequel based around the
forthcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics has been confirmed.

Sega is
remaining tight-lipped, but the event’s director of licensing,
Dennis Kim, has chatted to Canadian paper The Province about
the company’s plans.

Sega
announced last week it has signed a licensing deal with International
Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive licensee of the International
Olympic Committee. According to Kim, "Last year, 2008, [Sega]
had a very successful game using Mario and Sonic at the Beijing
Games, as well as a multi-sport simulation type of game. That’s
what’s being discussed and planned for Vancouver. We are feeling
optimistic about sales because of the Beijing experience."

(We’re
guessing the "multi-sport simulation type of game" will
be a more straightforward athletics sim for PS3, 360 and PC in the
vein of Beijing 2008.)

Sadly, Kim
doesn’t know which sports are being planned for the title. We
live in hope of the sight of Yoshi indulging in a bit of curling.