21 Jun 2021 10:37 AM +00:00

Everything we know about the next Olympics Video Game

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is less than a week away from being the next Olympics release!

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So, check out everything we know so far about the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game below.

Latest News - Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 available on multiple platforms this week

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is set to release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (via Steam), Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

While technically moving to next gen because of optimization for Xbox Series X|S, there won't be any changes to the features in this Olympics Video Game on next gen.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game has a price of $39.99 on all platforms, and it is available to pre order now from Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game

While this will be the first Olympics Video Game to land on next gen platforms, it continues a longstanding tradition dating back to 1984.

The first officially licensed Olympics Video Game was Hyper Olympic '84, an Arcade title that got the Olympic license only in Japan.

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VIDEO GAME HISTORY: This isn't the first official Olympics game

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game will be the 14th official Olympics Video Game, and this year the title is going to be including some less than usual costumes.

Sonic the Hedgehog was revealed as having a less than natural looking costume for the upcoming title, and he's probably not the last unique costume we'll see.

Release Date

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game has a release date of June 22, 2021.

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SWING AND SWING: Players won't have a long wait to get the game

There is not currently any announced or expected Early Access to be available via pre order or a special edition.

The title initially released on Japan on July 24, 2019 and received a few updates with additional sports or events, but this upcoming release will be the first time the game is available worldwide.

Olympics Video Game Announcement Trailer

The announcement trailer for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game was released on May 26, 2021.

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A second trailer was released on May 27, 2021 featuring the new Sonic the Hedgehog costume that will be available in the title.

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We don't yet know if there will be more trailers to come for this Olympics Video Game, but they could drop more before the title releases next month.

All Sports & Events

So far, a total of 18 different events or sports are known to be available in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The official Video Game.

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Four of them weren't available in the initial Japanese release for the title and instead added in later updates, so we could get more events added as future DLC.

All of the following sports or events are confirmed for the game so far:

  • 4 x 100M Relay
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • 110M Hurdles
  • Sport Climbing
  • Long Jump
  • Hammer Throw
  • 200M Individual Medley
  • Boxing
  • Judo
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Football (Soccer)
  • 100M Freestyle
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rugby Sevens
  • 100M
  • BMX
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It will be interesting to see how some of the larger sports included, such as baseball and basketball, compare in this title to their own major franchises like MLB The Show 21 or the upcoming NBA 2K22.

Players will be able to compare gameplay in-game for football (soccer) to titles like FIFA 21 (soon to be FIFA 22) but will have less of a baseline for things like long jump or swimming.

All Playable Nations and Countries

While there aren't any specific Olympic Athletes known to be partnered with this title, we do know which nations should be playable in the release.

The following nations or countries are included in the Japanese release and should still be playable when the title launches worldwide:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Fiji
  • France
  • The Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Indian
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • ROC (Russian Olympic Committee)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
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You'll be able to enjoy the game with others as well, since the title will have local co-op and online multiplayer with two to eight players.