Nintendo has announced that the video game Mario and Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be available for the Wii U from June 24.
The Wii U version will exclusively feature both rugby sevens, which is making its debut at this year’s Olympics, and rhythmic gymnastics clubs for the first time in the eight-year series.
It has also been revealed that every event in the game takes place in locales that have been meticulously based on the actual venues that are to be used in Rio de Janeiro.
The news follows January’s announcement that the game’s release date for 3DS handheld devices is March 18.
On the 3DS, a variety of mini-games will be playable throughout a digital version of Rio.
Players will be able to use their favourite characters from the Mario and Sonic franchises to play sports such as football and beach volleyball, which have historically been popular in the host nation.
Golf, which is making its return to the Olympics after an absence of 112 years, will be exclusively available to play on the 3DS.
It will be the fifth edition of the series, after Nintendo and Sega joined forces to produce games for the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics.
Sega character Sonic the Hedgehog was developed as a rival to match Nintendo's flagship mascot Mario in the 1990s but following the collaborations, the famous pair have featured in several mini-game series against each other.
The game, which is licensed by the International Olympic Committee, was released on the 3DS in Japan last month.