The 2020 pandemic – wait can we still call it a 2020 pandemic? The global coronavirus pandemic has been meddling with the worlds media affairs for far too long now. We are already seeing impacts in the movie industry with releases such as Monster Hunter not coming the the U.K. for quite some time after its American release. We have also noticed issues within the gaming industry too and one of those issues was the fact that Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has been majorly effected.
Originally the game launched in Japan on June 24, 2019 which was initially one year prior to the start of the Olympic games themselves. However the pandemic meant that not only were the Olympic games postponed, but also the exportation of the video game outside of Japan.
We have now received official confirmation from SEGA that the game will now have a worldwide launch on June 22, 2021. The game will be launching on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and of course Google Stadia. The game will be the first traditional Olympic video game release since London 2012 and boasts some classic games, with some arcade-style spins and crazy costumes too.
The total games that are playable within the title are currently 18 events including 100m, 4x100m Relay, Hammer Throw, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Judo, Football, 100m Freestyle, Table Tennis and more. The game doesn’t however include traditional games such as Pole Vault, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put or Archery, to name a few. The game also features an avatar creator with over 50 available clothing options to make your character the quirkiest on the field!
The only query we have here at Fing’rs & Thu’ums is whether or not the game case will have the name changed to suit the actual year that the Olympic games will be presented to the world. In either case it sounds like a family fun and friendly challenging game that will add competitiveness to your household and be worthy of any games shelf.