Pre-E3 2007: EA Announces "NFL Tour" arcade-game
Following the success of NFL Street, EA is announcing a more authentic arcade-like football game called NFL Tour. EA will be releasing NFL Tour for the PS3 and Xbox 360 at very start of 2008, in January. "NFL Tour will bring the spectacle of a traveling NFL road show alive," according to EA. Likewise, they tout fantastic visuals, fast-paced gameplay, and great controls as being part of the package.
The road show component seems to be the highlight of the game, and thus the name of the game itself. You'll set out a fictional NFL road show and interact with real NFL teammates. And much like 2K's recent MLB game The Bigs, you'll also experience some unusual touches here and there to differentiate NFL Tour from its simulation counterpart. And one of your goals will also be to get a contract with the NFL.
"We are extremely excited about our new arcade football game, NFL Tour, which will provide players with a brand new exciting football experience,” said Executive Producer Dale Jackson. "NFL Tour is a fun, action-packed football game that will appeal not only to football enthusiasts, but also to casual gamers.”
7/10/2007 Arnold Katayev