Tecmo Bowl, revered throughout the sports world as one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, now has an official apparel line thanks to HOMAGE, the fan-favorite apparel brand known for ultra-comfy t-shirts boasting vintage-inspired graphics. More than 50 designs in the HOMAGE x Tecmo Bowl Collection are launching this year and each boasts true-to-era designs so authentic that fans will practically be transported inside the original Tecmo Bowl’s 8-bit pixelated gameplay and legendary playbooks.
The first design in the collection is available today and features the classic Tecmo Bowl American flag logo instantly recognizable from the game’s opening credits. On Nov. 2 the classic HOMAGE NFL helmet t-shirt design gets the Tecmo Bowl treatment with all 32 teams represented. On Nov. 16 HOMAGE drops the first wave of Tecmo Bowl player t-shirts featuring some of the beloved NFL icons and superstars from Tecmo Bowl franchise history surely to leave fans with all the nostalgic feels.
The following players are included in the initial batch of legendary Tecmo Bowl franchise player t-shirt designs with more superstars in the queue:
- Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
- Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
- John Elway, Denver Broncos
- Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills
- Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles
- Christian Okoye, Kansas City Chiefs
- Thurman Thomas, Buffalo Bills
- Derrick Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs
- Clay Matthews, Cleveland Browns
- Howie Long, Los Angeles Raiders
Also coming in November is the next wave of NFL player tees, including a Quarterback Player Pack and Wide Receiver Player Pack. In December, HOMAGE will drop a special Running Back Player tee, as well as a Defense Player Pack.
Originally debuting in arcades in 1987, Tecmo Bowl’s real rise to pigskin prominence began in 1989 when it launched on the wildly popular Nintendo Entertainment System. Tecmo Bowl was the first console game to boast the NFL Players Association license, a license that provided the game the exclusive rights to the authentic names and attributes of football royalty, from Jerry Rice to John Elway. In 1991, the series continued its elevation into rarified air with Tecmo Super Bowl, expanding its playbooks, teams, and player rosters to deliver a thrilling experience that’s still talked about today by fans and media alike as one of the greatest sports video games of all time.
The HOMAGE x Tecmo Bowl Collection begins rolling out today on HOMAGE.com, the first retailer in the entire world licensed by KOEI TECMO to sell official Tecmo Bowl apparel. All shirts in the HOMAGE x Tecmo Bowl Collection are offered in unisex sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL and can be shipped within the United States. The Tecmo Bowl logo t-shirt is available for $32 and the Tecmo Bowl NFL team helmet and Tecmo Bowl player t-shirts are available for $38.