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  • The Audio of NFL Blitz
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    Posted December 7th, 2011 at 7:00 pm 5 Comments
    EA Sports has released the latest blog and accompanying video for the upcoming reboot of NFL Blitz. This time around the focus centers on audio - that includes the commentary by Tim Kitzrow (best known as the voice of NBA Jam) and comedian Brian Haley along with details on music and sound effects.  (more…)...
  • NFL Blitz “Cover” Athlete Candidates
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    Posted December 1st, 2011 at 3:00 pm 14 Comments
    Continuing the trend of providing fans an opportunity to vote on a cover athlete - which has been done recently with franchises like NCAA Football, Madden, and Tiger Woods - EA Sports has offered up three candidates for the upcoming reboot of NFL Blitz. Given that it's a digital-download title through XBLA and PSN there will be no actual physical cover for Blitz however it will be promoted with the art that is ultimately chosen. The three players who have earned the honor of being in the ...
  • Details on the NFL Blitz Store
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    Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:15 pm 8 Comments
    Many of the previous developer blogs for EA Sports' NFL Blitz have referenced both Blitz "bucks" and the store in which they can be redeemed. Today brings a look at the "Blitz Store" in which that in-game currency is used in purchasing items to customize teams, gain power-ups and cheat codes, acquire players in Elite League mode, and more. Once you have a few fistfuls of Blitz Bucks you can let the shopping spree commence, and the Blitz Store is your one stop shop for anything and everythin...
  • NFL Blitz Player Ratings Structure
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    Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm 3 Comments
    While the team rosters and player ratings for NFL Blitz are still a ways off from being revealed the most recent feature blog laid out the structure of the ratings. It's a simple system, which probably won't offer a whole lot of differentiation between players, but is probably sufficient for an arcade-style game of this nature. The individual players also tie into the "squad" ratings which factor into determining a team's most effective play style. Offense Speed – Affects the way your ...
  • NFL Blitz Elite League Online Mode Detailed
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    Posted November 21st, 2011 at 5:45 pm 4 Comments
    Recently EA Sports broke down the 'Blitz Battles' and co-op 'Blitz Teams' online modes for NFL Blitz. Now comes details on 'Elite League' which appears to have been inspired by the 'Ultimate Team' mode found in sim titles such as Madden and FIFA. Thankfully in this case the card packs aren't being sold for real money but instead they are purchased using the 'Blitz Bucks' that are earned by playing online games. That should provide more value to Blitz and better competitive balance in the mod...
  • Co-Op Features for NFL Blitz Detailed
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    Posted November 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm 2 Comments
    Last week EA Sports rolled out info on the 'Blitz Battles' online mode for the upcoming digital-download release of NFL Blitz. Today comes the follow-up to that with a look at the co-op modes including the online-based 'Blitz Teams' which includes the ability to create and customize the squads within the competitive environment. There are two options for ways to play. Online a co-owner can be selected through the friend's list while guest co-owners can be anyone that comes along for the r...
  • Online Battles Detailed for NFL Blitz
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    Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:45 am 3 Comments
    EA Sports has posted a blog and accompanying video going over the "Blitz Battles" online mode for the upcoming reboot of NFL Blitz. Featuring head-to-head matches of either 1v1 or 2v2 (on the same console or co-op) the mode includes local, regional, and national leaderboards termed "Battle Boards". One unique element here taking it beyond just simple rankings are that points are assigned based on a number of statistical categories rather than just winning or losing. There are also "tiers"...
  • NFL Blitz Gauntlet Mode Details
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    Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 pm 4 Comments
    Today EA Sports posted a new blog for NFL Blitz going over the game's Gauntlet single-player mode that features 12 teams comprised of fantasy characters (the different ones seen in the screenshot above). After putting together a team to begin, the mode consists of defeating some NFL teams on the way to the "boss" battle against one of the unique ones with the games including new power-ups distributed in a manner that sounds reminiscent of Madden NFL Arcade. Beating the "boss" teams will unlo...
  • The Art Direction in NFL Blitz
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    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:30 pm 12 Comments
    EA Sports has released a video and accompanying blog going over some of the thinking behind visual decisions in the upcoming remake of NFL Blitz. In doing so they touch on everything from the load screens and menus to the play-call screen and player models. The general theme presented is a modernized take on the familiar look of the Blitz of year's past. Continue on to check out the video and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
  • First Trailer for NFL Blitz
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    Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 am 30 Comments
    EA Sports has released the first trailer for the recently announced reboot of NFL Blitz. Though much of the discussion since its announcement has centered around the NFL not allowing late hits - this footage of the game shows some big hits but shies away from violence otherwise (its E10+ rating explains why). In that sense Blitz starts to seem maybe too reminiscent of EA's most recent attempt at the arcade-style game with 2009's digital download Madden NFL Arcade. The features and level ...
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