We reviewed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game almost two years ago, and only now is it getting a release outside of Japan. The excellent video game adaptation of 18 different events will be hitting PlayStation 4 on 22nd June 2021, a month before the real-life sporting event gets underway. Obviously, the Coronavirus pandemic played a ginormous part in why the game is only just making its way west.
The experience includes races of varying lengths, Long Jump, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, BMX, Boxing, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Football, swimming events, Table Tennis, Tennis, and other athletic events. You'll be able to create your own athlete and even head online with up to eight other players. President and chief operating officer for SEGA of America Ian Curran said: "The Olympic Games are a unifying symbol of sportsmanship and competition for athletes and fans throughout the world. 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."
As previously stated, we've already taken a look at this one. An 8/10 rating was awarded in the Push Square review thanks to an entertaining roster of events, its art style, and intuitive gameplay. "A varied selection of events, each with their own addictive gameplay mechanics, makes for an entertaining package with plenty to see and do. Pair this with a vibrant artstyle and some decent online options, and you’ve got the gold standard in athletics right here."
Will you use Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game as a warm-up before the real thing arrives a month later? Get training in the comments below.