Football fans on console and PC don’t have much choice when it comes to playing the sport virtually, as the Madden NFL series has exclusively dominated the genre for almost two decades. But beyond games that realistically simulate the sport, there is some scope for developers to get creative.
This is where Wild Card Football comes into play. In this new trailer, narrated by longtime ESPN personality Chris Berman, the NBA Jam and NFL Blitz-like arcade football game shows off its various game modes, cross-play features, and custom teams made up of real current and Current teams consist of former players and, well, aliens. Like I said, this is arcade football, so you should expect cartoon mayhem, right?
The game is played with teams of seven, and fantasy teams can be assembled from a roster of “hundreds” of current athletes. While Wild Card Football is being developed by Sabre, the same studio responsible for NBA Playgrounds and WWE 2K Battlegrounds, this latest arcade take on a sports game appears to have upped the ante in terms of power-ups, as the trailer features an alien Invasion highlights a force field shielding a player and a tornado actively spinning around the gridiron, which could test the claim that football is an all-weather sport.
Wild Card Football launches October 10th on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Switch, PC, Xbox One and PS4. Players who pre-order will unlock a four-pack of legendary athletes to add to their team: Jerry Rice, Dan Marino, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.
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