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May 4, 2008 // 4:21 pm - While at a press conference in Tokyo, Tecmo confirmed that it was working on a brand new Tecmo Bowl game for 2008, but it wouldn't even name a platform for which the game would appear. A company representative would tell the assembled media only that the game was "not going to be on the platform that you're thinking of right now."

Now, thanks to Kotaku online, we have a little more information on the games upcoming release. "When Tecmo announced last year that its classic footballer Tecmo Bowl was returning to unlicensed glory in 2008, it failed to mention just about anything beyond that.

No platform, no details, nothing but the sting of nostalgia. However, if the most recent rumors from EGM are to be believed, Tecmo Bowl is coming to the Nintendo DS and Wii, albeit in too very different forms."

The monthly rumor column from Quarterman says that a "classic version" of Tecmo Bowl is coming to the DS, with a "modern remake" Wii-bound. Considering that 1UP's account says that we can expect info in an upcoming issue "very soon" I suspect they know what they're talking about.

Little else is known about Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff, except that it will feature a customizable 32 team league, Wi-Fi compatibility and players controlled with the touch-screen.

The release is expected to be Q3 this year.

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff announced for Nintendo DS and Wii

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#1 - falconsfan - May 4, 2008 // 4:47 pm
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Fantastic news, I can't wait.