If you surf the gaming web at all, you've already heard the news: Nintendo and Sega are working together on a game that combines both companies' mascots. You heard that right--Mario and Sonic will finally appear in the same game.
Unfortunately, the game they'll appear in doesn't sound all that interesting to these ears. Its title? Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. I don't know about you, but it sounds like something that would have been released on the tragic CD-i machine back in the early 90s alongside Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
In reality, this one will be appearing on the Wii and DS later this year. Not a whole lot is known about it at this point other than "players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" and that "gamers will be able to compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more." (Those quotes are from Nintendo's press release, of course).
Personally, I think this idea would have been an interesting one back when Sonic actually had some clout (and a fan base), but I doubt I'm part of the target audience anyway. If you're part of the targeted crowd for this game and want to keep an eye on it, here's the official website: www.sega.com/gamesite/marioandsonic/index.php.