Midway Sports announced today that NFL Blitz Pro, the reinvented iteration of the popular NFL Blitz videogame franchise, ships today for the PlayStation2. It seems that people were growing a bit tired of the series, Midway answered the call by taking the NFL Blitz series in a new direction. Officially licensed by the NFL and Players INC, NFL Blitz Pro will showcase authentic 11-on-11 live online play with real NFL teams, stadiums, and features, while still providing the well-known Midway Sports "edge." Real-time weather information—everything from snow in Buffalo to sunshine in Miami—is delivered through an online service and player leaderboards, tournaments and downloadable content are also available to enhance the realistic experience on the PlayStation 2.
"NFL Blitz Pro maintains the hard-hitting action that made the franchise a huge success while adding the authentic experiences gamers want to see," said Jon Dean, vice president of sports business, Midway.
Adding to a variety of new features in NFL Blitz Pro is a new Blitz-style Running Game that includes traditional moves such as handoffs, pitches, reverses, and up-the-gut runs, as well as more aggressive trick plays that the pros have yet to attempt. In addition, NFL Blitz Pro includes a Franchise Mode that allows up to 32 players to compete in 10 seasons where they can draft, trade, upgrade, release, sign free agents and retire. Stat-tracking and current team information such as rosters, schedules, stadiums, uniforms and team captains are also included.