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Tecmo Reveals Holiday Lineup for Wii and DS

The holiday season is quickly approaching and it looks like Tecmo is about to unleash fury on Wii and DS owners. After a long hiatus, Rygar is looking to make his way onto the Wii this December. Aside from the newly resurrected Rygar title, Wii owners also have the honor of looking forward to SPRay. If you don't have a Wii, Tecmo is still looking out for you as well. DS owners will be able to pickup Robocalyspe and the newest entry of Tecmo Bowl franchise. All in all, Tecmo is going after Nintendo fans this holiday. ROBOCALYPSE (Nintendo DS / October 28, 2008) Developed by Vogster Entertainment, Robocalypse is an innovative, new, real-time strategy (RTS) game for the Nintendo DS. Featuring robotic armies equipped with unique weaponry, Robocalypse offers deep strategic warfare and a twist of humor. A technological breakthrough for the Nintendo DS, Robocalypse features over 50 A.I. driven units with advanced distributed path finding, dynamic music and stunning 3D particle effects. Supporting these advancements is a hilarious storyline penned by Jay Lender, a writer and director for the acclaimed cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, and Micah Wright, known for his writing contributions across multiple mediums. Robocalypse has been rated "E10+" by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and will carry a suggested retail price of US $29.99. For the latest information on this wacky but challenging title, please visit SPRAY (Wii / October 28, 2008) An action-platformer game packed with puzzle elements, SPRay features a unique gameplay mechanic involving the use of several liquids that are sprayed onto the game universe. Players will play a spirited prince named Ray who must save his village from a banished evil queen who's returned to capture and enslave the villagers. After donning a magic crown which summons two liquid spraying spirits, he sets out to defeat the evil queen and her army of anti-matter soldiers. The key will be to skillfully use the "angelic" and "wicked" spirits to spray water, oil, slime and other liquids on enemies and surfaces to solve puzzles and wipe out evil. SPRay also features several amusing mini-games in multiplayer mode, where up to four players can challenge themselves in games such as "Paint It!" and "Sticky Chewing Gum." SPRay has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). The game will carry a suggested retail price of US $39.99. Additional information will be available at -- Tecmo Press Release Find information on Temco Bowl DS and Rygar after the jump. Read More


E3 2008: Media: Tecmo Bowl Kickoff Trailer

Seems a slew of Tecmo trailers made it underneath the Kombo radar during E3 coverage. Tecmo made sure that we had a copy of their trailers to post. Here comes one now. Tecmo Bowl Kickoff looks to rekindle some good, old-fashioned Tecmo love in the hearts of older fans. Will it have the charm the first Tecmo Bowl delivered? Need I mention Bo Jackson again? Read More


Tecmo Reveals Lineup for E3

Can you believe it? With all that has happened, Tecmo is still showing up for E3. Life really does go on, I guess. Still, as it stands, their lineup seems a tad weak, number-wise, with but three titles to show the press: Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (Sports, Nintendo DS, September 2008)ROBOCALYPSEâ„¢ (Nintendo DS / October 2008)SPRAYâ„¢ (Wii / Holiday 2008) An unusual lack of Xbox support from Tecmo, if you ask me. Click the jump to see what the games they do have are about. Read More


Tecmo E3 2008 lineup

TECMO ANNOUNCES 2008 E3 MEDIA AND BUSINESS LINEUP A Classic Remake and Brand New Properties for the Nintendo DS and Wii Set to Launch This Fall Leadi Read More


A New Tecmo Bowl on the Wii in 2009!?

Those were the good old days… my buds and I come home from school, tell mom we were going to a friend's house and plop down on said friend's couch. What were we playing? What else!? Tecmo (Super) Bowl, fools. That's right, I had my friends pop a squat while Bo Jackson and I taught them a thing or two about how to contain a running game, or not contain it for that matter. What do ya know, Bo? Schoolin' kids on the virtual playing field, only those that tasted my pain knew exactly how many hours I spent raining victorious doom upon their heads. Well, for those looking to relive their glory days with one of the greatest football games of all time need to look no further. During an event for Tecmo's upcoming Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff for the DS, the publisher announced that fans can expect a new Tecmo Bowl for the Wii in 2009. No other hard details were revealed concerning the title, yet I remain psyched. Read More


Tecmo Bowl Makes a Running Pass to DS, Wii

Is "running pass" even correct football terminology? I'll probably never know myself unless Mario picks up the pigskin. Anyway, it may be time for EA to move Madden over, as Tecmo is back on the gridiron with their eponymous Tecmo Bowl, a football title with roots dating back to the NES. The original title was a little odd, in the sense that the developers were not able to get the rights to use actual NFL team names, and so they wound up using the names of the cities from which they hailed instead as they built up a roster that saw each team mimmick the real life version. If my understanding is correct, however, they did have rights to use players from the NFL Players Association, and so guys like Lawrence Taylor were still able to appear. The more recent Virtual Console version, however, had to forfeit those long-expired rights as EA now pretty much holds the NFL license lock, stock, and barrel. Fortunately, Tecmo has been able to turn out a solid game before without full use of the NFL license, and can hopefully pull out something similarly endearing to today's fans. The game was first brought up about a year ago, though the platform it would appear on went unsaid (save for it "not going to be on the platform you're thinking of right now"), until today when Tecmo revealed that the newest iteration would land on the Nintendo DS. Tecmo Bowl Kickoff, as it's known, will feature an arcade-style approach to the gameplay, with cutscenes that put emphasis on bigger plays. And despite the NFL handicap, there will be 32 teams to choose from with customizable squads that allow players to choose colors, emblems, names, and more, including their own playbooks. The DS touchscreen will be used to control the players, while Nintendo WiFi will enable local and online multiplayer games. Kickoff still lacks a rating, but remains on target for a Fall release. EGM says there will be a Wii release a short time later, but no further details are given. Read More


Tecmo Bowl Returns!

TECMO BOWL IS BACK! The Legend Returns With TECMO BOWL: KICKOFF For the NDS Leading video game developer and publisher Tecmo: KICKOFF, exclusively fo Read More