SEGA has today announced further details for the upcoming official video game of the London 2012 Olympics.
Aptly titled, London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, the game will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC sometime in June this year.
For the first time in an officially licensed Olympic video game, London 2012 will support motion control in a number of different events. Quite a few events will be compatible with PlayStation Move and Kinect, including 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only) and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only).
Over 30 Olympic events have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas with a host of new disciplines making their debut for London 2012. Keirin (Cycling) at the Velodrome, 10m Synchronised Platform (Diving) at the Aquatics Centre and Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena are just some of the new events in which you will be able to compete for that coveted gold medal.
In another first, London 2012 will take the world’s biggest sporting event online in the form of global leaderboards. The leaderboards will track personal medals gained whilst playing online, with each personal medal won added to that nation’s medal table. Every medal won will help to improve a nation’s standing in the leaderboards, creating even more moments of sporting glory and fame across the globe. London 2012 will contain a number of game modes including single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play.
Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America stated the following:
“London 2012™ sees the successful relationship between SEGA, ISM and the IOC become even more exciting in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. With all new Olympic events and returning favourite sports brought to life with the very latest video gaming technology, everyone can truly compete in the greatest sporting event on earth.”
SEGA has also released a brand new trailer and some screenshots for London 2012, which you can check out below. Take a look, and be sure to let us know what you think.