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NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by Longshot » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:46 pm

Electronic Arts, Inc. today in an official press release announced to the return of NFL Blitz. The game will be coming back with an all-new HD Version from EA Sports. It will be available in January 2012 for $14.99 for PSN and 1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox Live Arcarde. Here is the full press release:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 19, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that an all-new HD version of NFL Blitz™ from EA SPORTS™ will be available in January 2012 via digital download on Xbox®LIVE Arcade for 1200 points and PLAYSTATION®Network for $14.99. A remarkable value, NFL Blitz features the arcade-style fast-paced gameplay that made the original game a hit, but takes the experience to a whole new level with immersive online game modes in high-definition.

"NFL Blitz was one of the great arcade classics of the 90s, and now we're bringing back everything fans loved at a great price, in high-definition and as a digital download," says Cam Weber, general manager of American Football for EA SPORTS. "The new NFL Blitz will preserve the competitive nature of the original game, while delivering to fans the ultimate rivalry experiences online."

The recharged NFL Blitz offers fans the opportunity to battle rivals 7-on-7, fight their way through the Blitz Gauntlet, or take over the online leaderboards in Blitz Battles. Challenging to master, yet easy to pick up and play, NFL Blitz has something exciting to offer for all football fans:

Classic Blitz Gameplay – Fast-paced football action at its best, featuring the 7-on-7 wide-open gameplay of the original arcade hit. Two minute quarters, 30 yards for a first down, no penalties, exciting tackles and, of course, players ON FIRE!

Blitz in HD – For the first time in franchise history, Blitz hits the gridiron in high-definition. Take to the field with top players from each of the 32 NFL teams, play in all 31 NFL stadiums and battle fantasy bosses from the Gauntlet at the Blitz Coliseum.

Ultra-Responsive Controls – Running at 60fps/60Hz, the pick-up-and-play controls perfectly replicate the twitch arcade experience. Disrupt the opposition with stiff arms, knock down receivers before a catch, dive to tackle ball carriers, and hurdle pass for the big play…all with the touch of a button.

Blitz Battles – Challenge the competition online in head-to-head matches or team up (on a single console or online) 2-on-2, ranking up local, regional, and national Battle Boards - all the way to the Blitz Hall of Fame.

Blitz Gauntlet – The ultimate single-player challenge! Battle through a multi-tiered Gauntlet, taking on NFL teams and exclusive fantasy character bosses in the Blitz Coliseum. Take down the fantasy character bosses to unlock them for use in all modes.

Elite League – Join the Elite League and strive to create the perfect squad of ultimate players. Purchase card packs using Blitz Bucks earned through online* games to collect players to customize your lineup. Collect an entire NFL team of players to unlock powerful Pro and Ultimate players that give your team the competitive edge. Change the game in unique ways by acquiring and using Power Ups to further your advantage on the field. For the ultimate rush, risk one of your valuable players in a winner-takes-all Risk and Reward game.

Online Co-op – Grab a teammate on the couch or join a friend online and crush the competition in classic Blitz 2-on-2 style. Track your records against friends to show who owns the Blitz gridiron.

Blitz Store—Earn Blitz Bucks in every online* game mode, then head to the Blitz Store to purchase a ton of intense content. Build your Blitz Elite League team by purchasing card packs and power-ups. Customize your Blitz Battles team with new logos and banners. Take the Blitz experience to the next level with a slew of gameplay and visual cheats. Go behind the scenes and unlock concept art and the famous Blitz cheerleaders.

Blitz Booth Commentary – The two-man booth includes past NFL Blitz play-by-play announcer, Tim Kitzrow, along with actor Brian Haley​. The perfect pair to voice NFL Blitz, Kitzrow and Haley's humorous commentary augments the over-the-top arcade football experience.

First released as an arcade game in 1997 by Midway Games, NFL Blitz quickly became one of the most memorable football titles in video game history. In 1998, the first console version became available for Nintendo 64​™ and PlayStation, with several console editions released between 1998 and 2003. The new NFL Blitz by EA SPORTS is the first version of the game to carry the NFL license since 2003 and is the only version to be released for HD consoles to date.

NFL Blitz is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon. NFL Blitz has been rated "E10+" by the ESRB.

For exclusive NFL Blitz news and assets please visit http://www.facebook.com/EASPORTSNFLBlitz. Be a part of the discussion on Twitter by using #NFLBlitz. For more information about NFL Blitz please visit http://www.ea.com/nfl-blitz.

All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.

EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers experiences that ignite the emotions of sport through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.


This is pretty much a dream come true for me. I had been talking about NFL Blitz over the weekend and how great it had been. It was almost enough for me to get the last version with NFL licensing out on the Gamecube and play. Now that there will be a version on PS3, I can forgo the old rosters and graphics and really enjoy this for all the same reasons I enjoyed the newer NBA Jam.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by Longshot » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:56 pm

To bump this right quick, I have it on PS3 if anyone wants to play.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:53 am

And I have it on 360 because Shot's afraid of me.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by Longshot » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:07 pm

ILOVEMATTHARDY wrote:And I have it on 360 because Shot's afraid of me.


You only bought a 360 so you would never have to lose at any games to me.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:46 am

Longshot wrote:
ILOVEMATTHARDY wrote:And I have it on 360 because Shot's afraid of me.


You only bought a 360 so you would never have to lose at any games to me.

That's because I ain't no game playin' motha fucka. Ain't no clownin' happenin' here.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by bountyhunter » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:14 pm

Excellent. Another old and played out game franchise continuing...
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by Longshot » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:55 am

bountyhunter wrote:Excellent. Another old and played out game franchise continuing...


Actually restarting. Also, that's a pretty cynical way to look at it. If you don't like it, you obviously won't buy it.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:19 pm

bountyhunter wrote:Excellent. Another old and played out game franchise continuing...

Says the guy who does nothing but bring up the attitude era of WWE.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by bountyhunter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:46 am

Longshot wrote:
bountyhunter wrote:Excellent. Another old and played out game franchise continuing...


Actually restarting. Also, that's a pretty cynical way to look at it. If you don't like it, you obviously won't buy it.


Cynical? Meh. I'm just tired of Hollywood rehashing old stuff, etc, and this just seems like the game industry could fall into that as well.

ILOVEMATTHARDY wrote:
bountyhunter wrote:Excellent. Another old and played out game franchise continuing...

Says the guy who does nothing but bring up the attitude era of WWE.


*sigh*. If Blitz was worth bringing back, I'd be for it. But nothing in the existing games makes me excited for a return. It had its day.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by Longshot » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:58 am

*sigh*. If Blitz was worth bringing back, I'd be for it. But nothing in the existing games makes me excited for a return. It had its day.


I disagree. I enjoy football quite a bit but really just can't get into Madden or NCAA Gameday (or whatever it is called). There's just way too much going on in those games for me to be bothered with taking the time necessary to be decent at them. Blitz doesn't suffer from that since it really only takes a game or two of playing for someone to figure most of the gameplay tricks out. This is my preference since I don't really have the time it takes to master a game like Madden but can at least not feel like a piece of shit playing in Blitz. It's essentially a football game for a more casual gamer. Plus, it only cost $15, which was another huge selling point for me.

Blitz actually didn't really go away for very long so much as it lost its NFL licensing deal. There were two Blitz games following that which had some interesting (albeit darker) elements to them that were similar to that ESPN show "Playmakers" that was on tv a few years back. This is actually the 12th iteration of Blitz since 1997, so really, aside from the couple years where there wasn't a licensing deal in place, it has been around.
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Re: NFL Blitz Coming to 360 and PS3

PostPosted by bountyhunter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:29 am

Longshot wrote:
*sigh*. If Blitz was worth bringing back, I'd be for it. But nothing in the existing games makes me excited for a return. It had its day.


I disagree. I enjoy football quite a bit but really just can't get into Madden or NCAA Gameday (or whatever it is called). There's just way too much going on in those games for me to be bothered with taking the time necessary to be decent at them. Blitz doesn't suffer from that since it really only takes a game or two of playing for someone to figure most of the gameplay tricks out. This is my preference since I don't really have the time it takes to master a game like Madden but can at least not feel like a piece of shit playing in Blitz. It's essentially a football game for a more casual gamer. Plus, it only cost $15, which was another huge selling point for me.

Blitz actually didn't really go away for very long so much as it lost its NFL licensing deal. There were two Blitz games following that which had some interesting (albeit darker) elements to them that were similar to that ESPN show "Playmakers" that was on tv a few years back. This is actually the 12th iteration of Blitz since 1997, so really, aside from the couple years where there wasn't a licensing deal in place, it has been around.


That's an understandable point of view (the casual player). Madden has evolved so much that you have to be more than a casual player now. The hardcore audience is the Madden audience now. Blitz is fun to just pick up and play. I used to play that with a buddy in college in between classes.
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