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Sega announce official Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game

Published: 08:05, 23 April 2019
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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Game

Japanese developer and publisher Sega have officially announced Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game. The game is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on 24 July 2019 in Japan while the western release is expected sometime in 2020.

Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will have an official video game it's been announced today - 23 April 2019 by the Japanese publisher Sega. The game is set to launch only on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles and at the moment, there is no confirmation if the game will also arrive to PC and Xbox One.

The release date is set for 24 July 2019, but only in Japan and Asia while the version for North America and Europe will arrive sometime in 2020, probably before the Olympics officially start on 24 July 2020.

Sega describe the game as "a fun-filled sports action game" which will allow you to create your own avatar and compete in "Olympic Games events with people around the world."

The game will feature 15 playable events including 100m dash, freestyle and hurdle, long jump, hammer throw, 200m individual medley, baseball, soccer, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, BMX, tennis singles and doubles and Ping pong singles and doubles.

It will also have a realistic representation of the real-world venues including the Olympic Stadium. Players will be able to create and customise their own avatars from various parts including the basics like hairstyle, eyes, and nose, as well as a variety of other elements like glasses, facial hair, and face paint.

As for the game modes, you will get to play three of them - the Olympic Games, Rank Games and Training. In the Olympic Games mode, up to two players or four when playing online can compete for medals while in Rank Games you can compete online against others and rank up.

In training, you'll be able to practice the events and improve your skills through daily training. 

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game will also have My Data feature, which will allow you to view full ranking info, such as weekly and personal tasks and Medal Rankings in each country and region.

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