The EA Sports NHL series has dominated the hockey video game market for years and has been the main sim for gamers if they want a puck fix. Old Time Hockey isn’t going to challenge NHL, but it does provide an alternative if you’re looking for something more arcadey and, well, violent.
If you’ve ever wanted to play a video game version of Slap Shot, then the fighting and violence you’ll find in Old Time Hockey will be for you.
Developed by V7 Entertainment, an independent Vancouver-based studio, Old Time Hockey will hit the Playstation Network and Steam on March 28, and Xbox One later this year.
Why did the developers go away from making a standard hockey arcade game and go with a more violent angle?
“Fighting in hockey is such an on-ice vigilantism. It has a true purpose to it in the sense that you’re using that to your advantage to make them not be as sharp on their feet,” V7 director Karthik Venkateshan told Puck Daddy this week. “Then we added the hockey elements toRead More »from 'Old Time Hockey' is 'Slap Shot' in video game form (Puck Daddy Q&A)