London 2012 Olympics takes its mark in June

Sega incorporating Kinect, Move support into latest global sporting competition tie-in; 30+ events featured.

Considering Sega has the exclusive rights to create games based on the Olympics, a qualifying process wasn't necessary for London 2012. Today, the publisher followed up on its announcement last May that a London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games is under way, confirming the game will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation in June.

If half the riders aren't lying unconscious on the track by the end, it was a pretty mediocre keirin race.

Sega Studios Australia (formerly The Creative Assembly Australia) is capturing more than 30 Olympic events for inclusion in London 2012. The most notable change to the experience this year, though, is that Sega will be incorporating Kinect and PlayStation Move motion controls into an unspecified number of these events.

The publisher did explicitly call out a number of events that will feature motion controls. These include the 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only), and the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only). Sega also said that it would be adding a variety of new events, including keirin cycling, 10m synchronized platform diving, and trampoline.

Beyond motion controls, Sega said that it would be including global leaderboards into London 2012. Leaderboards will track personal medals earned while playing online, and they will be tracked by global regions to provide each nation's standing in the game.

The actual 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London from July 27 to August 12.

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8 comments
mcmax3000
mcmax3000

@Ravenlore_basic - The Wii gets the Mario & Sonic Olympic games instead. Has been that way for all of the Olympics this generation.

ragnar320
ragnar320

the world standings thing actually seems pretty cool. i hope they compensate for the number of people that play in each country and rankings accordingly. like the number of US players (bound to be a crap load of them) to players in Korea i guess which probally wont have as many(hypothetical) but that seems really cool

boags24
boags24

@Ravenlore_basic We could only assume the Wii would be left out, as the consoles capabilities would not be able to cope with the game, and a lower grade port would probably not be 'money-wise'. Or maybe they don't wan't the whole game to be motion controls, who knows!

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

I wish sega the best of luck. 30 games is not bad. I Really hope they use the motion controles to the best that can be done. I hope they have been working on this tittle for a while now. Also why is the Wii being left out?

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I kind of feel bad for England hosting the Olympics. It's prestigious, and all, but they never really take home the medals. Canada was wise to host a winter one, but they'd be in the same boat while hosting the summer ones.

Batmantheorphan
Batmantheorphan

Olympics games were never good. why would sega even bother?

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

I have a bad feeling that this Olympics is gonna suck, i hope im wrong, the whole world will be watching us...it will be so embarrassing if we mess it up.

free_milk
free_milk

I was gona hype this aaa but when I saw the word kinect i changed my mind to a