Hard-hitting hockey games like Blades of Steel and NHL 94 were all the rage back in the 90s, and V7 Entertainment wants to bring this forgotten style of arcade action back with Old Time Hockey. Available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2017, Old Time Hockey will be a “rough and tumble” game that features “70s afros, big moustaches, no helmets, dirty hits, bench-clearing brawls, goalie fights, stick fights, ref abuse and literally lighting it up.”
“Everything from NHL 94, Blades of Steel, to other sports titles like NBA Jam and Tecmo Bowl inspired us,” said Director Karthik Venkateshan “We wanted to recreate that old familiar experience of playing these games on the couch with friends.”
Old Time Hockey will feature 5-on-5 arcade-style gameplay, along with a Story Mode set in the 1970s. Players will even be able to choose from a variety of control schemes including a simple two-button scheme, a more complex modern scheme, and a special “Beer Mode” that can be played with one hand (the other will, or course, be needed for holding your drink).
The first trailer for Old Time Hockey has been embedded above.