EA 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 and PLAYSTATION®Network. 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.
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 Blitzis developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon. NFL Blitz has been rated “E10+” by the ESRB.