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Tecmo Announces Family Fun Football for Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - May 28, 2009, 3:41 pm EDT
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Tecmo Bowl Wii transformed into this Mii-using family-themed football game.

Tecmo has announced Family Fun Football as an exclusive Wii title to be released this fall. The sports title will be an arcade inspired game that incorporates the Miis into its gameplay as well as quirky original characters, such as animals and aliens, interacting in vibrant stadiums and worlds.

Family Fun Football promises to be a sports title that is fun and accessible for players of all ages thanks to intuitive Wii controls that deliver a fun, pick-up-and-play experience. Power-ups can also be used to temporarily enhance a player's stats, which range from speed and strength to passing and interception.

Modes available in Family Fun Football include Simple Playbook, a mode that caters to the casual audience and teaches the basics of gameplay and control; Mascot Mode, in which players can select from many different mascots to play as; and 10 four player mini-games will also be offered.

Tecmo is best known for their football title Tecmo Bowl that originated on the NES. While a Wii sequel was announced, a Tecmo spokesperson has mentioned that "As much as we'd like to say this [Family Fun Football] is a completely different game, it did start out as the 'Tecmo Bowl Wii' project."

The name change is not the end of the Tecmo Bowl franchise, though. A version of Tecmo Bowl is supposedly in the works for Xbox Live Arcade.

Family Fun Football will be released fall 2009.

Tecmo Announces Family Fun Football™ For Wii™ Party in the End Zone with Friends and Family This Fall

TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2009 - Video game developer and publisher Tecmo® today announced Family Fun Football™ for Wii™. In this fun, arcade-style casual sports game for everyone to enjoy, play against friends and family in vibrant themed football stadiums, or perhaps even in space! Choose to be one of the game's quirky characters, featuring animals, aliens and robots, or unlock the mode to play as your own Mii. The ability to coach teams with a simple offensive and defensive playbook coupled with intuitive Wii Remote™ controls makes the game appealing to all ages for a fun pick-up and play party experience.

Simple Playbook: Catering to the casual gamers, Family Fun Football offers a coaching playbook that makes it easy for everyone to learn and understand the game of football. Colorful Stadiums: There will be a total of five stadiums that include a fun mix of realistic and fantasy worlds such as a space themed stadium.

Power-ups: During gameplay, each player can be rewarded with a power-up from a slot-style system that can enhance certain attributes including speed, strength, passing, and interception for a limited amount of time.

Mini-Games: Ten fun and simple mini-games can be played with up to four players. Teams: Ten unique teams with their own attributes that players can choose to play competitively with.

Mascot Mode: Players can play as their default character or their team's mascot in Mascot Mode! Mascots include animals, aliens and robots and additional, unlockable mascot heads.

Mii™ Compatibility: Unlock the ability to play as your Mii and load in your own caricatures and play against your friends' and family's Miis for a more personal experience.

Developed by Seamless Entertainment, the Wii exclusive Family Fun Football is scheduled for a fall 2009 release. The game has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).


Mop it upMay 28, 2009

This game can't be considered "family-themed" unless it allows the players to argue over where the goal line is and get into fist fights.

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