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All Articles: NFL Blitz
It’s football night on the Xbox Live Arcade as EA Sports has unleashed the rebooted NFL Blitz on the download service. It’ll be available for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
And in case the Blitz series passed you by in the early aughts, let’s take a timeout to examine the game’s playbook:
The big hits and stellar plays are back with all-new NFL Blitz. Featuring a combination of the arcade-style gameplay that made the original a hit and the deep, immersive game modes of today, NFL Blitz is recharged with an energetic, football gaming experience. Whether battling your rival in a 7-on-7 grudge match, fighting your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, or taking over the online Battle Boards in Blitz Battles, Every Game Is a Two-Minute Drill with NFL Blitz!
Just in time for the NFL playoffs comes the rebirth of NFL Blitz! The arcade football franchise returns today as a PlayStation Network download, priced at $14.99.
Also available today is TNT Racers ($9.99), a racing game (surprising, I know); and Darksiders, the 2010 apocalyptic action-adventure starring War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, the calendar changeover brings with it a new batch of free downloads. They include Back to the Future: The Game (The Full Series), Sword & Soldiers, and the PSone Classics Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2, and Syphon Filter 3.
Finally, a complete list of all of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed that EA Sports’ revamped and rebooted NFL Blitz will be available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade on January 4. As expected, it has been given a price of 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). If history is any guide, the game should be available on the PlayStation Network on January 3, but right now only the XBLA release date is official.
Major Nelson has also supplied us with a septet of new additions to the Games on Demand service. Four of the games were released today while the remaining three will be available next week:
Child of Eden
Resonance of Fate
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Wipeout: In the Zone
Super Street Fighter IV
EA Sports resurrected the NBA Jam series last year after a seven year absence (and they just released a semi-sequel, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, last week). Now, the publisher is bringing back another arcade classic, NFL Blitz.
The team at EA Tiburon revealed their latest (re)creation exclusively to the guys at EGM. And from the sound of it, they’ve managed to capture everything that made Blitz one of the biggest hits of the 90s:
Aside from 30-yard first downs and 2-minute quarters, you’ll see post-play elbow drops, players launching themselves across the field like missiles to make unbelievable tackles, and guys just getting the ever-loving stuffing beaten out of them without a single yellow penalty flag in sight.
In addition to the arcade feel of yore, the new Blitz will add a ton of new features, including play-by-play commentary from NBA Jam announcer Tim Kitzrow. The new Blitz will also feature online multiplayer, customizable teams, “Mario Kart–like power-ups,” mascot teams and a whole lot more. Seriously, read the EGM preview, you won’t be sorry.
NFL Blitz will be available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network just in time for the NFL playoffs (that’s January for those not up on their NFL schedule).