Sonic Joins Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Even though we’ve already got Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (say that title five times fast) on the Switch, Sega is bringing out the more realistic Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game on June 20, 2021. This game will have 18 solo or multiplayer Olympic events and will retail for $39.99.
Today Sega announced that a Sonic costume will be available in the game, Players can dress up their avatars as Sonic and compete in the various games. It looks kind of hilarious to see a full-size athlete in a Sonic costume participating in these events. Check out the video and press release below!
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 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:
100m Freestyle (Swimming)
200m Individual Medley (Swimming)
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 also features a comprehensive Avatar Creator for gamers to create the Olympic athlete of their dreams! More than 50 different colorful 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.
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