Ready to take to the ice and get battered in the process? Super Blood Hockey is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch… real soon!
Coming about via a collaboration between Digerati Distribution and the developer Loren Lemke, Super Blood Hockey is readying itself to hit the ice and bring some old-school 8-bit brutality to gamers around the globe.
Releasing on Nintendo Switch in April 2019, with a PS4 and Xbox One launch coming a little later in Q2 2019, Super Blood Hockey prides itself on delivering arcade sports action along with some hardcore brutality.
Currently available on Steam where it has got some cracking reviews, the retro charm and pixelated violence of Super Blood Hockey will soon be making its way to console owners, with versions that will include an all-new Franchise Mode that puts players in the shoes of a corrupt coach as they recruit players from prison, utilize performance-enhancing drugs, pull the plug on injured teammates, and use other underhanded tactics to succeed.
It’ll also promise to give the arcade sports genre a shot of pure adrenaline, as it brings a violent homage to the most classic 8- and 16-bit ice hockey games, all whilst letting you customize your line-up and take to the ice, using fast-paced skills and bone-crunching brutality to dominate.
“Super Blood Hockey is a love letter to the 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey video games of my childhood, back when high action gameplay reigned supreme,” explains the game’s creator, Loren Lemcke. “Players can expect a modern reinterpretation of the classic arcade sports experience with the blood and violence dialled up to eleven.”
It’s not just about beating down the AI though and Super Blood Hockey will let you prove your worth in a deadly global tournament or against friends in 4-player local multiplayer. Build and manage your own squad in Franchise Mode too – because with the right diet and performance enhancing drugs your team can be season champions!
Key Features of Super Blood Hockey include:
- Use superior skating, positioning, strategy and blood-splattering violence
- Take on the world in a global tournament, where failure results in execution
- Varied challenges and scenarios, including Turbo Mode and 12 vs 12 Mega Rumble
- Paint the ice with the blood of your friends in 4-player local multiplayer
- Franchise Mode: Create, recruit and manage your own custom team of inmates in a futuristic world of dystopic blood sports
- Enjoy the retro beats of an original soundtrack by chiptunist Shawn Daley
We’ll be sure to update you as and when an Xbox One release is confirmed! For now though, get a watch of that trailer.