Sega goes to the London Olympics (no plumber required)

Can't see this one not coming out on Vita, 3DS and every other format under the sun. Currently listed for PC, PS3 and Xbox, and being developed by Sega Studio Australia, it does the HD 2012 games in all their simulated glory and are likely a million miles removed from the fun of Epyx's Summer Games and Daley Thompson's Decathlon.

Update: Here's the official video




Note, the obsession with cycling is its one of the few things Britain stands a chance of winning a medal in. That and yachting, not because we're really good athletes, but its too expensive to go by train or car anywhere.



And here's what the press release has to say: For the first time in an officially licensed Olympic video game, London 2012 will support motion control in a number of different Olympic events.  Budding sports heroes will have an enhanced and realistic way of competing in a number of events that are compatible with PlayStationMove and Kinect including 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only) and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only).  Over 30 Olympic events have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas with a host of new disciplines making their d├ębut for London 2012.  Keirin (Cycling) at the Velodrome, 10m Synchronized Platform (Diving) at the Aquatics Centre and Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena are just some of the new events in which you can compete for that coveted gold medal.

In another first for this iteration of the video game, London 2012 will take the world’s biggest sporting event online in the form of global leaderboards.  The leaderboards will track personal medals gained while playing online, with each personal medal won added to that nation’s medal table.  Every medal won will help to improve a nation’s standing in the leaderboards, creating even more moments of sporting glory and fame across the globe. London 2012 will contain a number of game modes including single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play.

If you didn't get tickets to your chosen event this is probably as close as you'll get to savouring those Olympic dreams, as some heroic Welsh teenager stumbles home in seventh place - in the shotput.

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