The team at Arcade1up promised a big announcement to begin our week, and it didn’t disappoint.
The company has announced that it has brought back Midway’s NFL Blitz series for a new mini-arcade release. The 3/4-sized machine will feature three games – NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz 99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition, and will sell for $599 when it releases this October. It’ll come with the machine and a riser, so it can raise up to new heights. Pre-orders have begun over at the official Arcade1up page.
That said, there is something you should know about the machine. Titled NFL Blitz Legends, it’s really in license with the NFL instead of Midway, so their logos won’t be heavily featured on the machine. And since the NFL isn’t so crazy about on-field violence, the games have also been tweaked. They’ll no longer feature post-play hits, and some of the tackles have been toned down.
That’s disappointing quite a few fans that wanted the true arcade experience. Still, there’s lots of fun to be had with this four-player machine, and across three games – with Wi-Fi support, no less – you’ll find no shortage of competition here.
Check out the official trailer for the game below, so you see what’s in store when the game arrives this October!
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