NEW RELEASE DATE FOR DINO DINI’S KICK OFF REVIVAL (Video)
Today, video game developer Dino Dini and The Digital Lounge announced that Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival will be released on June 24th, 2016 on PlayStation® 4. In the interests of delivering a high quality, polished gaming experience to players, they have decided to release the game a week later than previously announced.
They are also pleased to release the last Developer Diary for Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival. In this third installment, “The Revival”, Dino Dini looks back on the Kick Off Revival project! When did he feel prepared to develop again? How decisive encounters led him to try and realize his dream? Discover the connections between the original game and the Revival and how Dino managed to keep the philosophy and spirit of the original Kick Off!
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival combines the elements that made Kick Off, Kick Off 2 and Goal! such a success, together with the improved technology offered by the latest generation of consoles: high-resolution graphics that keep the spirit of the franchise, updated game physics and artificial intelligence, and gameplay that is both easy to learn and incredibly hard to master!
Developed by Dino Dini and published by The Digital Lounge , Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival will be released worldwide on June 24th, 2016 on PlayStation® 4 and later in 2016 on PlayStation®Vita.
About the Kick Off series:
The Kick Off franchise is a series of football simulation computer games, first released in 1989. Kick Off, the first game of the series, was designed and programmed by Dino Dini and released by Anco for the Amiga and the Atari ST in 1989. The game reached the top of the charts and won several awards.
Player Manager was a spinoff of Kick Off developed by Dini and released in 1990. The game was the first game to combine a management environment (including tactics, league play, transfers, and detailed player attributes) with a football game engine (based on Kick Off). Dini went on to develop Kick Off 2 which was released for the 1990 world cup and introduced a number of new features including the innovative ‘aftertouch’ which allowed the player to swerve the ball during normal play.
Dino Dini left Anco and signed with Virgin Games in 1992. GOAL! was released in 1993 as Dini’s sequel to Kick Off 2. GOAL! was also released on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis as “Dino Dini’s Soccer”. While Anco retained the Kick Off and Player Manager names and released several further editions, these had no connection with Dini.
Annually the Kick Off 2 world championships, based on the Dini’s original Amiga game, take place where dedicated players from all over the world compete for the world title, last year taking place in Dublin on the 7th/8th November 2015.