Continuing to prove its place as the leader in at-home retro gaming entertainment, Arcade1Up has now announced NFL Blitz Legends. Bringing back the iconic ’90s franchise that served as a mainstay at ’90s arcades, Arcade1Up has put together a unique home arcade machine loaded with NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ‘99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition.
Designed to resemble the cabinet found at arcades, NFL Blitz Legends stands five feet tall with NFL legends displayed proudly on the sides, 49-way joysticks, a 17-inch screen, a light-up marquee and branded riser. In addition to Wi-Fi multiplayer and leaderboards, the artwork and gameplay features both retro team logos and uniforms. Partnering with the NFL and the Football Greats Alliance, the remastered release features hundreds of football legends like Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins), Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers), Deion Sanders (Denver Broncos), Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers), Jerome Bettis (Pittsburgh Steelers), Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos) and Cris Carter (Minnesota Vikings).
“We could not be more excited to bring NFL Blitz Legends to fans who have been waiting years for the return of this iconic game,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO, Arcade1Up. “Our team spent the better part of the last two years making sure we both honored the games’ past while bringing it up to today’s modern standards with AAA development efforts in partnership with the NFL and FGA, and I think we’ve achieved that in an unbelievable feat of fun, exciting, action-packed gameplay while reengineering the original game.”
“I’ve always thought Blitz was one of the best games made and the fans loved it too,” said Jerry Rice, NFL Legend. “I like how Arcade1Up took the time to reflect today’s NFL game while celebrating the game’s greatest legends and uniforms from back in the day. Every play is still a game-changing play and I love that. I can easily see this becoming a favorite pastime.”
“This has been an amazing partnership and team effort between the NFL, Arcade1Up and the FGA across development, strategy and activation,” said Brett Weiss, Associate Vice President of Licensing at IMG and its FGA business, which manages the collective licensing, sponsorship & marketing rights of retired NFL players. “NFL Blitz remains one of the most iconic video games of all time and was a staple in arcades and homes in the 90’s. We could not be more excited to revive it this fall and introduce it to a new generation.”
Priced at $600 USD and $80 USD for accompanying branded stools, pre-order for NFL Blitz Legends is available now on Arcade1Up’s website and at Best Buy and Walmart, with shipping set for sometime this fall. Additionally, the first 1,000 orders will receive a limited edition NFL Blitz Legends hat as a gift with purchase.
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