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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
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