It’s well known for being one of the most brutal sports the world has seen, but now it’s time for the ice hockey scene to move up a gear – at least in the blood stakes – as Super Blood Hockey releases on Xbox One.
Coming from the publishing arm at Digerati after the creation and development process was undergone by the Finnish one-man indie studio of Loren Lemcke, Super Blood Hockey blasts on to Xbox One a couple of days after also launching on PS4, ensuring that fans of the retro puck will be in heaven.
The acclaimed arcade sports game is now bringing its brutal action to console after initially launching to great success on Steam and Nintendo Switch, praised the world over. Now though we see Super Blood Hockey arrive with an all-new Franchise Mode that puts us in the shoes of a corrupt coach as they recruit players from prison, allowing us to utilize performance-enhancing drugs, pull the plug on injured teammates, and use whatever underhand tactics are needed to succeed.
“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 arcade hockey at its very best and with Super Blood Hockey we see the sport that many love given a shot of adrenaline and violence, paying homage to old school retro ice hockey affairs in which blood was spilt and scoring went out of the window. It’ll give you the chance to prove your worth as you find yourself in the middle of a deadly global tournament or battle it out against friends across the 4-player local multiplayer options that are available.
Key Features of Super Blood Hockey on Xbox One 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
Our full review will be with you soon, but for now, to get a taste of the action and to understand the battle within, head on over to the Xbox Store and grab your copy of Super Blood Hockey on Xbox One. A price of £12.49 makes it an interesting experience that will no doubt find a place in the lives of many a hockey fan, especially if that hockey fan is now bored of NHL 19 and the NHL series – freebie with Games With Gold or not!
Arcade sports gaming gets a shot of adrenaline in Super Blood Hockey, a violent homage to classic 8- and 16-bit ice hockey games. Customize your line-up and take to the ice, using fast-paced skills and bone-crunching brutality to dominate. Prove your hockey prowess in a deadly global tournament or against friends in 4-player local multiplayer. Build and manage your own squad in Franchise Mode – with the right diet and performance enhancing drugs your team can be season champions! Key Features: 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