Rumor: EA Readying The Blitz Again
EA's NBA Elite 11 (the successor to their long-running NBA Live series) has been canceled, so maybe it's best to resurrect another old franchise.
Not everyone wants a sports simulator and those who picked up NBA Jam this past week will be happy to hear the following rumor: it seems NFL Blitz is on the way back. An "inside tipster" says EA is indeed planning to bring back the arcade-style series that enjoyed its hey-day between the original PlayStation and PS2 eras. Supposedly in development at EA's Tiburon studio, it's not likely to see the light of day until 2012 but we'll still be interested to learn more. I played NBA Jam over the weekend and while I'm sure it won't really appeal to anyone who isn't interested in the nostalgic appeal, it's still classic Jam material...and there ain't nothin' wrong with that. The return of Blitz might be a welcome arrival; Madden still dominates and we got Tecmo Bowl Throwback this year, but we really need a full-fledged, smash-mouth pigskin game that just about anyone can play again and again.
...hey, speaking of which, wasn't there a SNES game called Pigskin? I seem to remember some weird caveman type of time period, where there were natural obstacles on the field and no actual plays to speak of; just nonstop action, running back and forth...
11/21/2010 9:00:40 PM Ben Dutka