12.17.08 10 years ago 6 Comments

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.

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