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Official video game launched ahead of Tokyo Olympics

2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo: olympics.com

Tokyo, June 23 (MNN) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SEGA of America have announced the launch of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game™ worldwide on consoles and PC platforms.

Featuring 18 arcade-style Olympic events, a robust Avatar Creator, 8-player online play, and rich customization including over 50 costumes, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 offers aspiring Olympians of all ages the chance to live out their Olympic dreams at-home.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 launches on Tuesday on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Steam and Google Stadia. The game is also fully playable on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S.

“The Olympic Games enjoy a long tradition of official video games and we are looking forward to fans around the world joining in the excitement of Tokyo 2020 through this newest title,” said Elisabeth Allaman, VP Commercial integration at the IOC Television and Marketing Services.

“By working with SEGA, we are able to engage new and existing fans – particularly young people – with the Olympic Games far beyond the Games period. We’re looking forward to seeing the next generation of young Olympic fans build their first tangible connection to the Olympic Games and Olympism through the official video game.”

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 offers fans of all ages the opportunity to take to the global stage in 18 fun-filled, arcade-style Olympic events and disciplines including the 100m, long jump, basketball, BMX, rugby sevens, sport climbing, tennis, and many more.

Players can compete with friends and family across a variety of solo and online modes, including practice mode, ranked games, and more.

Realistic recreations of actual Tokyo 2020 venues (including the Olympic Stadium) add a layer of authenticity to the experience.

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