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Tecmo Bowl flashback game coming to XBL/PSN

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Our first real obsession with a Football game.

Our first real obsession with a Football game.

Publishers announced yesterday that we will be seeing a “Tecmo Bowl Throwback” for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network arriving sometime in spring.

Tecmo Bowl: Throwback will include options aimed at purists, as well as those desiring a modern update. The game will let players switch from classic-style 2D graphics to new 3D visuals, customize their teams and rosters, and hit the global gridiron with an online multiplayer mode.

Throwback is currently in development at Sweden-based Southend Interactive. The developer is no stranger to retro remakes, having created the Xbox Live Arcade versions of Lode Runner and R-Type Dimensions. In the previous generation of consoles, it also worked on retail titles like the original Xbox editions of Ubisoft’s cel-shaded first-person shooter XIII and the futuristic sports title Deathrow.

An 8-bit and 16-bit staple for sports gamers, Tecmo Bowl’s original run ended with a single appearance on the PlayStation in 1996. Tecmo returned to the brand in 2008 with Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff for the DS, which managed a lukewarm critical reception. Tecmo Bowl: Throwback will be the company’s first downloadable sports title since last year’s NBA Unrivaled, which fouled out with critics.

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