It probably stems from our love of minigame compilations; we adore games in which there's always something new to do. With the sheer array of events on offer, Olympic games are traditionally packed to the brim with different mechanics, and London 2012: The Official Video Game sounds like it'll be no different.
Officially announced this afternoon by publisher SEGA, London 2012: The Official Video Game is due out on PlayStation 3 in June. Designed to tie in with the actual Olympics, London 2012 will boast optional PlayStation Move support across a variety of disciplines, with events such as the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol being exclusive to Sony's motion wand. (Though we must admit, the Kinect exclusive Volleyball mode does sound more fun.)
The game will feature over "30 Olympic events [that] have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas with a host of new disciplines making their debut for London 2012". The game will also feature full online integration, allowing you to track "personal medals gained whilst playing online" with each medal adding to your home nation's tally. Neat idea.
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," said SEGA's Gary Knight. 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."
Catch the game's first trailer after the break.