SEGA of America has announced that Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will launch on June 22 for basically every mainstream platform out there. The game will come to Xbox One, Steam, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in less than a months time.
As soon as I see an Olympics or athletics game, I am immediately taken back to my youth when I used to play International Track and Field on the PlayStation with my friends and family. What a great game that really was. I wonder if Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can give people similar memories?
Check out the press release below:
IRVINE, Calif. – May 26, 2021 – In celebration of the upcoming Olympic Games this summer, SEGA of America announced today that Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game™ will launch worldwide on June 22, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, STEAM for PC and Google Stadia.
Featuring 18 fun-fueled Olympic events, a robust Avatar Creator, and local and online play for up to 8 players, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 offers aspiring Olympians of all ages a chance to pursue their own Olympic dreams at-home or online.
“The Olympic Games are a unifying symbol of sportsmanship and competition for athletes and fans throughout the world,” said Ian Curran, President & COO at SEGA of America. “Tokyo 2020 channels that positive spirit into a fun, arcade-style experience for friends and family to play together as we all look forward to the start of the Olympic Games this Summer.”
Go faster, higher, stronger in 18 different solo or multiplayer Olympic events:
- 4x100m Relay
- 110m Hurdles
- Hammer Throw
- Long Jump
- Beach Volleyball
- BMX (Cycling)
- Rugby Sevens
- Football (Soccer)
- 100m Freestyle (Swimming)
- 200m Individual Medley (Swimming)
- Sport Climbing
- Table Tennis
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 also features a comprehensive Avatar Creator for gamers to create the Olympic athlete of their dreams! More than 100 different colourful wardrobe options are available to choose from, from traditional country kits to more imaginative outfits like pirate and astronaut costumes. 8-player multiplayer, Ranked Games, and global leaderboards offer plenty of options for aspiring Olympians to compete online together in their quest for gold.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is rated ESRB 10+ and will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 22, 2021 for $39.99 USD. For more information, including where you can pre-order the game, be sure to visit the official website.
There’s a surprising amount of events to take part in this game. The only thing that disappoints me a little is the javelin isn’t part of the list. I’m sure the other events will make up for this though. Are you going to check this game out? Let us know in the comments down below after you watch the below trailer!