Now here’s an odd one for you. Sega has announced Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game, an official tie-in with the 2020 Olympics which take place next summer. Here’s the odd part though - Olympics 2020 The Game is out on July 24th, 2019, exactly one year before the 2020 Olympics even begins.
Nope, I've got no idea what’s going on there, but you can’t accuse Sega of failing to get the official tie-in sorted in a timely fashion. With the Olympics taking place in Sega’s home country they clearly reckon there’s some good business to be done here. Olympics games used to be pretty big in the ’90s and early '00s, although their appeal has diminished a lot lately.
Anyway, what may perhaps be disappointing for some is the news that Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is currently only announced for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. PC and Xbox One are being left out in the cold here.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game features 15 different Olympic events with local and online multiplayer. Events include 100m dash, 100m freestyle, 110m hurdle, long jump, hammer throw, 200m individual medley, baseball, soccer, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, BMX, tennis, and ping pong.
Players are free too build their own avatar, customise them with sportswear and everyday clothes, as well as take part in ranked competitions online. This is supplemented by a Medal Rankings table whereby each country and region compete for medals, creating a sort of videogame Olympics.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is out on July 24th for PS4 and Switch.