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Old Time Hockey will be released for PC, PS4 on March 28; Xbox One and Switch launch will come later
V7 Entertainment has announced that Old Time Hockey will be released for the PC and PS4 on March 28. The retro-styled hockey sim is also in development for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but players on those platforms will have to wait a bit longer. The game will launch for Microsoft’s console this Summer and on the Switch sometime after that.
In addition to announcing a release date (and uploading a brand new Release Date Trailer), the developer also unveiled the ten teams that make up Old Time Hockey’s fictional Bush Hockey League. You can read all about them after the break. (more…)
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.