sensible soccer

Forget FIFA and PES, there’s a new football-based rivalry on the block and that’s between the recently announced Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival and the just-announced Sensible Soccer reboot.

That’s right, two classic arcade football titles are coming back, the first of which is being backed by Sony, and the second is hopefully being backed by you, as Sensible Soccer’s original creator, Jon Hare, is looking for £300,000 on Kickstarter for the games reboot entitled Sociable Soccer.

Of course, Dino Dini isn’t best pleased:

First released in 1992, Sensible Soccer brought arcade football to the Amiga and became a pretty popular football title in the 90s. So it likely comes as a welcomed surprise for many.

The game, if successfully funded, is set to land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and will have the intention to stay true to the series’ arcade roots while updating the game’s original formula with online multiplayer, clan-based leaguers, and lots of player customisation.

The game will hopefully feature 500 national club and custom teams with over 10,000 player names and although it’s not licensed, the gamer will be fully editable. There’s also plans for 30 single player trophies and DIY competitions for up to eight players on a single machine.

There’s also the option for the classic overhead camera or other more modern camera angles if you so wish.

Let’s face it. FIFA and PES now require some sort of a degree to actually play them if you’re not familiar with the series, so it’ll be nice to be able to dive into a football game with a more arcade feel.

Eurogamer caught up with Hare who discusses the launch on Kickstarter. It’s a pretty interesting read, so check it out. You can also check out the Kickstarter page here.

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