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Michael Phelps Video Game Announced

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Posted February 2, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is about to get a video game. Michael Phelps: Push The Limit is a Kinect-powered swimming game from 505 Games that  is scheduled for a June release. It features the ability to pit yourself against famous Olympian Phelps in head to console swimming contests.

Along with all the fun of competitive swimming, the game also promises to teach the dedicated player technique as well... although, honestly, I can't see how it could teach more than arm movements, unless, of course, the game calls for you to lie across an ottoman or something while Kinect scans your entire body for proper technique.

I'm sure you want to see the reveal trailer for this title:

Michael Phelps: Push the Limit Launch Trailer »


 

The gilded age of realistic, athlete-endorsed swimming video games has long passed, but we all fondly remember classic aquatic video games like 1977's arcade hit Mark Spitz Swimmer-iffic Challenge and the subtle realism of Kristin Otto: My Goggles Are Foggy. Let's all give three cheers to 505 Games for bringing the magic back.

Also: Michael Phelps doesn't swim in your toilet. Don't pee in his pool.

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