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Official London 2012 Olympics Video Game Due 26th Of June

Virtual athletes across the UK will be interested to learn that a release date has now been confirmed, for the official game of the London Olympics.

Sega announced that London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - will be out on Tuesday the 26th of June, a month ahead of the start of the actuasl event itself.

In a press statement, Sega said: "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!"

45 events are certainly a lot to get your teeth into, and it includes the usual track and field events that you would expect, and some slightly stranger affairs. Trampoline for one, along with beach volleyball (which is Kinect only) and synchronised platform diving.

Of course, volleyball has already been done with the Xbox motion controller, in the first outing of Kinect Sports. Let's hope that the huge range of events doesn't mean that this Olympics collection is a case of ‘quantity over quality'.

The snappily entitled London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, will be available on PC, Xbox and PS3 formats. And we thought Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games was cumbersome, but at least it doesn't repeat the word "game" twice.

Darren Allan

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