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The game about the games that may not come

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Whatever the Japanese government’s decision: Olympia takes place! Virtually at least. Sega announced after “Mario & Sonic” another game to the games that may never take place.

Whether that has already been postponed from 2020 to 2021 Summer Olympics in Such will actually take place is still uncertain. While that that International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organizers stick to the schedule and want to receive athletes from all over the world from July 23rd to August 8th, more and more critical voices are loud to cancel the major event due to the ongoing corona pandemic.

An editorial in the Japanese newspaper “Asahi Shimbun”, official Olympic sponsor and the second largest newspaper in the country, which described the sports festival as a “threat to health” and prime minister, caused a stir Yoshihide Suga asked to “make a calm, objective assessment of the situation”. A research institute has meanwhile determined that canceling the Games would cost Japan around 13.6 billion euros, but would result in significantly greater economic damage if the number of infections skyrocketed.

Meanwhile announced Sega: The games are taking place! Virtually at least. On June 22nd, “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 “for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Up to eight players can compete against each other in 18 Olympic competitions locally or in online multiplayer. A first trailer reveals that things are not too serious. To see: 100-meter sprinters in astronaut suits, sliding balls in beach volleyball and robots in the boxing ring. Such jokes are made possible by an extensive character editor, which is supposed to offer over 100 costumes for the arcade experience.

All disciplines at a glance

The disciplines at a glance:

100 Meter

4×100 meter relay race

110 meter hurdles

Hammer throwing

Jump far



Beach Volleyball




Sevens rugby


100m freestyle (swimming)

200m individual medley (swimming)

Sport climbing

Table tennis


Already in November 2019, shortly before the outbreak of the corona pandemic, had Sega already released a game for the games that may never come: the exclusive Switch title “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020″.


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