Tecmo, the company that was once a giant in video game football, is continuing its slow return to the virtual gridiron. Today we have word of Tecmo Bowl Throwback.
The new game is another remake of Tecmo Super Bowl, the early '90s 8-bit classic. The first remake, Tecmo Bowl Kickoff, was released for the Nintendo DS in 2008. Coming very soon - spring 2010 - is Throwback.
Here's an old-school look at the game, for comparison.
Tecmo provided the bullet points:
-Online Multiplayer: Find your old buddies online and challenge them to matches just like back in the day
-2D + 3D Graphics: Experience all new 3D graphics with the ability to switch to the classic 2D style!
-Customizable Teams and Rosters: Play as any of the 32 teams with customizable team names and rosters in full seasons
-Online Leaderboards: Compare your stats in a wide array of online leaderboards
-Classic Game Modes: Battle it out with your friends and kick off a game in Preseason, Season or Pro Bowl modes
The game is being developed by Swedish development studio Southend Interactive. And while at least one screenshot released today may serve as ample reminder that this game is being published by Tecmo....
... the company affirms that the game will be rated E for everyone.
Tecmo Bowl Throwback is just the latest of the arcade-style football games released for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Late last year, EA released Madden NFL Arcade, a downloadable version of the company's Madden NFL 10 for the Wii. There may only be one football video game released on disc these days, but for download, you're getting choices.