Athletics Tournament Announced

By Rebecca Smith, 6 years ago
The Summer Athletics franchise released two annual instalments in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, the franchise released a game with a slightly different name: Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament. A disappointing reception meant that a 2011 instalment never materialised. Publisher PQube has decided that with the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, now would be the perfect time to try and revive the franchise. This latest instalment is now simply titled Athletics Tournament.

The Summer Challenge career mode returns with 20 different events: 100, 200, 400, 1500 metre sprints, 110 metre hurdles, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Fencing, 50m Recurve Archery, 70m Compound Archery, 100m Freestyle Swimming, Diving, 100m Butterfly Swimming and Gymnastics. Each event will have individual difficulty levels and online leader boards.

Multiplayer takes the form of four player local split screen and a variety of online modes, although details on these are yet to be revealed.

26/4/12 Athletics Tournament 1

26/4/12 Athletics Tournament 2

Athletics Tournament is due to be released on May 18th, 2012.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.