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Get 4 Tecmo Bowl-era legends when you pre-order Wild Card Football

The world needs arcade-style football games, and Wild Card Football promises to fill the void left by the discontinuation of the NFL Blitz franchise a decade ago.

The game is set to launch Oct. 10 and pre-orders come with four legendary offensive weapons unlocked: Dan Marino, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton.

Designed to for pickup and play action, Wild Card Football features extreme 7-on-7 action with plenty of bombastic style and energy. Most importantly, they secured the NFLPA license which means you can play with the likeness of real players from every era of pro football.

Judging by the trailer, Wild Card Football brings the fast-paced violence and rule breaking that made Blitz so fun—plus on-field booby traps, obstacles, and other surprises.

Players can unlock 150 “Wild Cards” skills like invisibility, momentary skills boosts, and other razzle-dazzle out of the cartoon violence playbook.

The game is developed by Saber Interactive, the same studio that created the popular NBA Playgrounds series, so it's safe to expect the same brand of tight and responsive gameplay and humorous pop culture references.

Note that you won’t see your favorite NFL team logos or names without an NFL license. But you will be able to build your dream franchise with the players you unlock while advancing through the game.

Personally, I'm excited to pick Colin Kaepernick to throw down against Joe Burrow and Tom Brady in online head-to-head mode.

Wild Card Football releases on Oct. 10, 2023, for PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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