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Tecmo Bowl Throwback officially announced

Posted by: Chad at 3/3/2010 5:08 PM
Dubbed by Tecmo as "one of the most influential football games of all time," Tecmo Super Bowl is about to come out of retirement.  Although we knew about it last month, it was officially announced today that Tecmo Bowl Throwback is in development and will be released on XBLA and PSN in Spring 2010.  Tecmo Bowl Throwback will come complete with online multiplayer, customizable teams, and 3D (or classic 2D) graphics.  Check out the new screens below and expect more in the coming weeks.



THE LEGEND IS BACK! TECMO BOWL®THROWBACK
COMES TO DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Tecmo's Remake of the Classic Tecmo Super Bowl Hails Online Multiplayer
for a New Generation of Players


TORRANCE, Calif.-March 2, 2010-Video game publisher TECMO KOEI AMERICA has officially announced a remake of Tecmo Super Bowl (SNES)-one of the most influential football games of all time. The new reincarnation developed by Southend Interactive will be released as TECMO BOWL®THROWBACK and will maintain all of the classic gameplay in addition to fresh new features that modernizes the franchise. TECMO BOWL THROWBACK will be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network only in North America in Spring 2010.


Tecmo Bowl fans no longer have to reminisce about the old days as players can return to the first video game that emulated real football with new generation consoles, twenty years after its release. As a game that still holds a strong community following, online community tournaments can now be held nationwide at the comfort of home.


Features:

TECMO BOWL THROWBACK brings back the gameplay you loved, and stays true to the Tecmo Super Bowl legacy!
  • 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
TECMO BOWL THROWBACK is rated E for Everyone with Mild Suggestive Themes by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

ABOUT TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP.
TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger.

ABOUT SOUTHEND INTERACTIVE
Founded in 1998, Southend Interactive is a games and design studio which focuses on creating games for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and next generation smartphones. Lode Runner and R-type for Xbox 360 are two of the most recent Southend releases. Southend is based in Malmö, Sweden and, since 2005, has been a subsidiary of Tactel AB (www.tactel.se), the world's leading independent developer of mobile applications. Read more at www.southend.se.