This all feels very strange. It’s not even Christmas and yet Mario & Sonic are headed to next year’s London Olympics. From early next year it will be nigh on impossible to move around without seeing or hearing a reference to the UK’s big event. Be it on TV, radio, print media or just around the office water cooler it will be omnipresent. Which brings up the question as to why Sega felt the need to release this game now, rather than wait for the ready made advertising? It will have been in order to make the Christmas market no doubt, but it still feels wrong. The timing isn’t the weirdest thing about the party games title though. The real peculiarity is the feeling of transportation back to 2007 and the first year of the Wii’s life cycle.