REDWOOD SHORES, CA - September 4, 2007 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced that it has obtained a license from Midway, a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, to bring the hard-hitting football videogame Blitz:The League to mobile phones. The title is expected to launch on both Brew and Java platforms in the North American market in fall 2007. The original game's success helped to create a whole new subgenre of action sports titles. To date, Midway's Blitz: The League franchise has sold more than 1.4 million units worldwide.
"With its no-holds-barred, anything goes gameplay, Blitz: The League is an innovative alternative to the typical football simulation gaming experience," said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment. "Due to its success, we thought it was high time to bring the action to mobile, and we've done so with stunning results."
About Blitz: The League
Blitz: The League features a powerful story mode that, for the first time ever in a football video game, explores the lifestyle and drama found in professional football. Players take the helm of a downtrodden football franchise and retool the players and coaching staff in a quest to guide them to the league championship. Blitz: The League also features Hall-of-Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor as Quentin Sands.
Blitz: The League Features:
- <*>7 on 7 football action - fast paced bone crunching gameplay*> <*>OVER THE TOP animations for sacks, touchdowns, and first downs*> <*>Dozen of unique plays, many specific to each team*> <*>Play through a whole season - 12 games in all*> <*>ROWDY audio for on field action, and crowd noise*> <*>12 unique teams - Each team has their own strengths and weaknesses*> <*>Manage your team - Upgrade your equipment, study your opponents weaknesses, build the ultimate team*> <*>Coach feedback from Hall of Fame linebacker, Lawrence Taylor, preps you for next game!*>
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson introduced best-selling classic videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Since 2000, Hudson's mobile division has been a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through their partnership with The Source, Hudson is a leading provider of hip-hop ringtones and mobile content.
For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
Hudson Entertainment, and Hudson Soft and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hudson Soft. MIDWAY, BLITZ and , BLITZ: THE LEAGUE are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC.
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