Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is now just days away from being the next Olympics release on several platforms.
There are expected to be over a dozen events from the Olympics in the title, so here's everything we know about the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game.
Latest News - Launch is less than two weeks away
If you're excited for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game to be released, the wait is almost over.
The title is scheduled to release on June 22, and pre orders are available now.
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.
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.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game has a release date of June 22, 2021.
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.
A second trailer was released on May 27, 2021 featuring the new Sonic the Hedgehog costume that will be available in the title.
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.
Platforms, Price, and Pre Order
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.
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.
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
- 110M Hurdles
- Sport Climbing
- Long Jump
- Hammer Throw
- 200M Individual Medley
- Table Tennis
- Football (Soccer)
- 100M Freestyle
- Beach Volleyball
- Rugby Sevens
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:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- The Gambia
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Chinese Taipei
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
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.