Peripheral considered for Mario & Sonic Olympic game

Say your blessings, Wii owners. You just barely dodged another piece of plastic to use with Nintendo’s console. It seems that the next iteration of the Mario and Sonic mashup, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, sparked the idea to have a matching peripheral. At least for a little while, anyway.

“In the very early stage of this project, we even considered creating a new peripheral that works – that matches best for this game,” said SEGA Japan. “We always try to look for new alternatives or possibilities.”

No details were given on how the peripheral might have looked or behaved; I’d like to think it was a full sized pole vault with Motion Plus built in.