Michael Phelps has signed a deal with 505 Games to get his own swimming-themed video game. For real. **yawns** Someone slow this thrill ride down.
The concept for the game is being developed. It will be “action-oriented,” but it won’t be a game in which players simply swim laps, said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games North America.
Really? Because making someone swim laps sounds fascinating. Ooh, I hope there’s a practice mode! Woohoo! Three thousand meter warm-up, here I come!
But let’s be serious for a moment. Sell any stock you had in 505 Games. Sell it yesterday. Because this game’s coming out in the spring of 2010 – almost two years after Phelps won eight golds in Beijing. I just don’t think there are enough spear guns and chlorine-breathing giant squid and slutty mermaids to make this a success.