Swimming legend Michael Phelps set to release video game

Catherine Toor Contributor
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Eight gold medals in a single Olympics and now a video game. That’s the new project for record-breaking athlete, Michael Phelps, who is set to release “Push the Limit” this June.

“It’s extremely realistic. If you had asked me five years ago if I ever thought I would have a video game coming out with swimming in it, I’m not sure what I would have said,” Phelps, who has won 14 gold medals in total, told USA Today. “I would never ever have though it would be like it is. It’s cool and fun.”

The game uses the new, hand-free control sensor for Kinect, parts of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 system. Gamers will primarily use their arms while playing, mimicking the swimming strokes that brought Phelps to victory. “Swimmers” can compete in introductory meets, or championships, depending on level of difficulty.

“It’s all based on moves and actual strokes,” said Phelps.

And even though the next Olympic games aren’t until next summer, June’s release is sure to start the Phelps hype, as fans can’t wait to see if London will be even greater than Beijing.