Update: This has now been officially announced by SEGA with a release date of June 22! The game is releasing for Xbox One and will be available for $39.99 USD, with pre-orders set to go live on the Microsoft Store in the near future. Here's what Ian Curran, President & COO at SEGA of America had to say about the announcement:
“The Olympic Games are a unifying symbol of sportsmanship and competition for athletes and fans throughout the world. 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.”
Original story: Incredibly, it's been nine years since the last official Olympics game released worldwide on Xbox (the enjoyable London 2012 on Xbox 360), but that's all about to change with Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game.
Originally launching last year in Japan alone, the game has been spotted on the European and US Microsoft Stores (thanks WalkingCat) with a release date of June 22, which means we'll hopefully be pushing off the start line very soon.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 promises to feature 18 events including everything from standard athletics contests to team-based sports like basketball and football (soccer), and based on what we've seen of it over the past year, it seems a lot less grounded in reality compared to the London 2012 game from nine years ago.
Here's what our sister site Push Square had to say about the game in their review last year:
"In an era where arcade titles are few and far between, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game serves as a reminder that SEGA is still the champion of effervescent sports games. A varied selection of events, each with their own addictive gameplay mechanics, makes for an entertaining package with plenty to see and do. Pair this with a vibrant artstyle and some decent online options, and you’ve got the gold standard in athletics right here."
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