Back in the 16-bit day we lost many an hour to Mutant League Football. Crazy tackles, crazy characters, outlandish zombie-like teams of monsters. It was great fun, to be sure. Now that 16-bit game is getting a remake, as Mutant Football League has been in the works for some time now.
Even better news, at least for gamers attending Game Developers Conference (GDC), is that Mutant Football League will be completely playable on PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version and Android/iOS versions will also be on display, though the console versions of Mutant Football League are by far the most enticing ones.
The original Mutant League Football his the Sega Genesis in 1993 courtesy of Electronic Arts. The publisher didn’t know it at the time, but it had a huge hit on its hands, spawning a spin-off Mutant League Hockey game as well as a toy line, an animated cartoon series and trading cards.
Mutant Football League for PS4 and Xbox One will have that same attitude, not to mention the same blend of monsters, mayhem and American football. It pays homage to the classic franchise by combining a great playing action football game with deep strategy, customizable creatures, bone-crunching hits, over the top gore, and a graveyard full of tongue-through-cheek humor.
The stars of the league are wisecracking, Monsters and Mutants with special skills, abilities and weapons. The game will feature Battle Robots, Undead Skeletons, Demons, Orcs, Mutant Super-Humans and Aliens. Those characters will be spread across 30-plus teams that tackle a full 13-game season in which deaths can carry over from game to game.
Yes, deaths. As in, horrible, gruesome and over-the-top-hilarious on-field lethal maimings. But it’s all in cartoony violence, so no worries there. Players are allowed to bring weapons on the gridiron like: clubs, chain saws, shotguns, battle axes and hand grenades.
Mutant Football League does not yet have a PS4 or Xbox One release date. However, the fact that a preview build will be publicly playable at GDC is an encouraging sign that the Mutant Football League release date isn’t too far off.