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Zany, gory throwback Super Blood Hockey coming to consoles

PC version adds a franchise mode, too

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

The next sports game coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One puts players in the role of a hockey coach who may “recruit players from prison, utilize performance-enhancing drugs, pull the plug on injured teammates, and use other underhanded tactics to succeed.”

Suffice to say, Super Blood Hockey is not a licensed video game.

It’s the console port of a game that launched on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC via Steam in 2017 and attracted user praise. The visuals and playing style resemble 8-bit and 16-bit titles like Ice Hockey or Blades of Steel on the NES, except the action is a lot more over-the-top and violent.

Super Blood Hockey is developed and published by Loren Lemcke; the console ports will be handled by Kittehface Software and Digerati Distribution.

The console version comes to Switch in April, and Xbox One and PS4 sometime in the second quarter of 2019. The PC version just got a franchise mode that the console editions will have, too.

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