Eidos Interactive has announced that Sydney 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast has gone gold. Set to arrive in stores on August 28, Sydney 2000 offers up to four players the chance to compete in the 100-meter sprint, 110-meter hurdles, hammer throw, javelin, triple jump, high jump, 100-meter freestyle swimming, sprint cycling, skeet shooting, superheavyweight weight lifting, 10-meter platform diving, and kayak K1 slalom. It continues the tradition started by Konami's Track & Field, where players frantically pound on a button to give their athletes speed and power, while delicately timing another button to release their energy. The three modes include Olympic, arcade, and coaching.
"The Olympic rings are one of the most recognized sporting logos in the world," said Mike McGarvey, COO of Eidos. "Eidos is delighted to be expanding its acclaimed sports portfolio with such a prestigious name. Sydney 2000 is a unique game that will appeal to all audiences of computer games, which is demonstrated in its multiplatform release. This will be reflected in the marketing and advertising support for the game."
The title carries a suggested retail price of US$44.99.