Tecmo Bowl Throwback
was first revealed through a trusted Joystiq source back in January
(and then subsequently popped up in an ESRB rating
), so we weren't exactly thrown into a tizzy when Tecmo released the official announcement
will be released on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this spring. As previously understood, the game will be a remake of the SNES's Tecmo Super Bowl
and will feature an option to "switch to the classic 2D style."
Developed by seasoned remake studio Southend Interactive (Lode Runner
), the game's main new feature (aside from "all new 3D graphics," of course) is online play. Today's announcement additionally revealed Throwback
will feature 32 teams and online leaderboards and customizable options for teams and
rosters, and ... and ... whoa, whoa, it's almost like we're talking about a simulation
football game here! Relax -- sorry about that. Try to cool down with the screenshots below.