SOURCE: Nintendo


March 31, 2016 18:03 ET

Mario & Sonic Pave the Road to Rio

Olympic Games Gold Medalist and International Soccer Star Abby Wambach to Discuss the Launch of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Nintendo 3DS

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2016) - Are you on the edge of your seat waiting to experience the pageantry, glory, and athletic competition of the Olympics? You're not alone! That is why Mario & Sonic have teamed up for their next Olympic Games video game collaboration, which is available now on store shelves!

Olympic Gold Medalist, Abby Wambach knows what it is like to experience Olympic glory. She joined Nintendo in the world premiere of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Nintendo 3DS March 18. She previewed this exciting new game and shared her experience as an athlete in the Olympic Games and former star (and all-time leading goal scorer) on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.

We all know team work is essential in sports, but it is also essential to family bonding. When parents and kids spend time playing together, they share a common interest, engage in some friendly competition and grow closer as a family. With events like Football (Soccer), Rugby Sevens, Golf, Beach Volleyball and more, Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Olympic Games! are bringing the fun of the Olympic Games to your home.

About Abby Wambach:
Born on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York, Abby Wambach became the all-time leading scorer at the University of Florida. She played for the Washington, Florida and Western New York clubs in U.S. women's pro soccer leagues, and twice led the national team to Olympic Games gold medals. The all-time leader in international goals, Wambach won a long-awaited World Cup title in 2015.

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