SEGA to Publish Xbox 360, PS3 Game for Beijing 2008 Olympics (Screenshots Added)

With the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics just around the corner, we’ve been wondering when a game publisher would step up to the plate and crank out a game based on the event. Today, SEGA became that publisher, announcing an exclusive agreement with the International Sports Multimedia, exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee, to publish Beijing 2008 – the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

Eurocom, developer of Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman Begins and Athens 2004, is developing the game with a next-gen presentation in mind. Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC are the only home platforms Beijing 2008 will be playable on. This should provide increased realism for the more than 35 events that will be playable in the game.

Additional details are fairly sparse right now, but we can tell you SEGA is making an effort to lure novice and advanced gamers alike. Novices will be able to easily learn events through innovative new control schemes, while pros can use the same scheme to target world records. I wish we knew how this scheme worked.

Look for Beijing 2008 – the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (that’s the last time we’ll use that atrociously long name) in stores, when else, the summer of 2008.

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