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London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are responsible for some of the most memorable scenes in sporting history.

It’s the global stage where dreams are realised, heroes are made, and moments that will be remembered for years happen right before your eyes. Now you too can create your own moments with London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

With new sports, new events and new gameplay modes, London 2012™ brings the worlds ultimate sporting event to life bigger and better than ever before. Take to the track, negotiate the Velodrome and dive into the deep end in stunning HD while you compete for the pride of your nation. Hone your skills in the Olympic Games mode, and play with or against your friends and family in a variety of multiplayer modes.

Create your own golden moments, only with the London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

Key Features:

Go for Gold
Compete in over 45 events* including all the blue ribbon events plus some all-new events to Olympic videogames offering the ultimate depth and variety. *Includes Motion Control and Party Play events.

More ways to play
Compete in a wide range of challenges and game modes including Olympic Games, Events Mode, Online Mode and Party Play.

Feel the Burn
For the first time ever in an Olympic Games video game, play using Motion Control with a dozen different events enabled for PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®

Compete for Global Glory
Take the competition online with leader boards tracking personal medal counts, and earn National Pride points with each medal you win for your country - keep playing and improve your nations standing!

The Ultimate Olympic Games Experience
Get closer than ever to the experience of the Olympic Games with reactive commentary, super-realistic graphics and TV style presentation.

Favorite Olympic events make a welcome return in 2012, with the addition of new Olympic disciplines, improved modes of play and motion control support for PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

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 PlayStation®Move 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 debut 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.

“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”, commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “With all new Olympic events and returning favorite sports brought to life with the very latest video gaming technology, everyone can truly compete in the greatest sporting event on earth”.

The official release date for London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games™ is June 26, 2012, for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

With 100 days to go until the real-life London 2012 Olympic Games, anticipation is building quickly for this iconic event. Soon, athletes from all over the world will congregate in England’s capital and compete for the greatest awards in sporting history. With London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games however, all the action can take place in the comfort of your very own home! Upon the game’s launch on the 26th of June, you will have the chance to represent your nation and prove yourself to be a champion in over 45 events, including single and multiplayer competition across a variety of playable modes and Kinect™/Move® support! Check out our new screenshots and get pumped for the biggest spectacle of the year!

For more information about the game, please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com/london2012

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# 1 BaylorBearBryant @ 04/20/12 01:45 AM
That has to be one of the worst promotional videos for a game ever.
 
# 2 mbergh22 @ 04/20/12 02:38 AM
That video sucks a big fat one
 
# 3 fatleg3 @ 04/20/12 09:10 AM
I hope this game will be easier on controllers as the last Olympic game was not at all. I remember the rubber coming off both of my 360 joysticks after playing for about a day or two.

And yes the video did nothing to help sell the game.
 
# 4 misterkrabz @ 04/20/12 10:23 AM
Worste game trailer in the history of sports gaming? I think so. What in the world are those guys thinking??? If I were to judge my inerest level based on the trailer it would be zero. Epic fail.
 
# 5 shupirate98 @ 04/20/12 11:46 AM
That video was a joke right? The real trailer is somewhere else?
 
# 6 PackerBacker123 @ 04/21/12 09:59 PM
ummmmmmmmmmm????
 
# 7 thedudedominick @ 05/26/12 01:29 PM
I personally loved the Vancouver Olympics game. I am definitely looking forward to what they can do with the summer olympics.
 
# 8 dickey1331 @ 05/26/12 04:38 PM
Ill be picking this up. Im a big sucker for these type of games.
 
# 9 ps3veron @ 06/26/12 09:11 AM
Anyone got this yet? Eager to see what y'all think.
 
# 10 tullyd @ 06/26/12 05:43 PM
hi
the game is very good once you figure out the controls. there are a few events to stay away from like vault. i love the hurdles and i broke a record in swimming event.

david
 
# 11 sydrogerdavid @ 06/26/12 09:18 PM
I'll never understand why these games always have the worst controls or why they have to be so hard. Give us sliders. If we want to shatter all the WRs, let us.
 
# 12 dickey1331 @ 06/26/12 09:51 PM
Oh sweet. This game is out?


Do you really care where I sent this from?
 
# 13 DoomsDayD1978 @ 06/27/12 01:17 AM
Got my copy today. I've long been a fan of Olympic style gaming and so far so good with this one. Controls are relatively simple, which is a welcoming break from the normal multiplicity of button combos needed in today's gaming genre. The running is taking some getting used to in order to find the right touch to keep the meter green. Your thumb wants to naturally just smash the button repeatedly like the vintage button mashers, but this one is different.

So far, I'm liking it. I'm only do the running events thus far and look to do the swimming and diving events tonight as well.
 
# 14 thedudedominick @ 06/27/12 04:09 PM
What are the different game modes? Or how do they all work? Anyone that has the game could you give me some more detail than what is in the description?
 
# 15 ps3veron @ 06/27/12 06:01 PM
Just picked this up and gave a few events a try.

Didn't get to try them all just yet but so far so good.

Absolutely love the running (not just mindless button mashing as you need to pay attention to your stamina), the white water rafting is absolutely amazing!

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Originally Posted by thedudedominick
What are the different game modes? Or how do they all work? Anyone that has the game could you give me some more detail than what is in the description?
I have yet to see every single event but the running involves pressing the X button (PS3) and if you over press it, your gauge turns red which in turn leads to loosing stamina.

The long jump/high jump are similar in which you tap X to gain a certain speed then using the L joystick, you aim for like a 45 degree angle for ideal jumping (the gradient seems to vary).

The trampoline events involve pressing buttons in rhythm and the same goes for diving. So although diverse, a lot of the events utilize the same mechanism.

Not a big fan of the ping pong so far but hey you cant love all 45 events.

My first Olympic game and honestly quite impressed.

Its not FIFA 12 or The Show but I'd give it a solid 7 and the diverse modes as well as online should keep one occupied.
 
# 16 DoomsDayD1978 @ 06/28/12 12:59 AM
Was able to play through all the events late last night. Gotta say that I'm thoroughly satisfied with this purchase. The above poster pretty much nailed all the control schemes to a tee. The only event I didn't like was the kayak event...mainly because it kicked my butt...lol.

Took me a minute to get used to the running mechanics, but once I did, I was able to give the Jamaicans a run for their money in the 100 and 200 meters. (The Jamaican team is virtually unbeatable IMO in those two events)

My favorite event(s) to date have to be all the swimming events. This requires simultaneously flicking the left and right analog sticks forward in unison to the swimmers stroke. It's relatively easy.

The platform diving was a pain at first, but once I got the hang of sticking the end of the dive, I was able to go after the harder dives.

I would also give it a 7 or so rating.
 
# 17 ps3veron @ 06/28/12 11:12 AM
This game is tons of fun online and I am royally embarrassing Uncle Sam in practically every event lol..

Y'all need to pick this one up asap!
 
# 18 Jackmouv @ 06/29/12 10:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatleg3
I hope this game will be easier on controllers as the last Olympic game was not at all. I remember the rubber coming off both of my 360 joysticks after playing for about a day or two.

And yes the video did nothing to help sell the game.
Yes, it's is much easier on controllers and easier on the fingers but still challenging, maybe even more so.
 
# 19 Jackmouv @ 06/29/12 11:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ps3veron
Anyone got this yet? Eager to see what y'all think.
Yeah I got this for PS3 and I have gotten every Olympics/track and field game made, and this is one of the best. The graphics are great, and the complexity of playing events is just right. I am starting up a League for this game the same as I did for Bejing. Hit up if you want to join or just play online.


 
# 20 Brian_OS @ 06/30/12 01:21 AM
I am starting to get the fever.. I am going to pick it up this weekend... I still love the old school track and field arcade game.!
 

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