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Wild Card Football announced for Switch

Posted on September 7, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Wild Card Football

Original (6/29): EA has yet to bring the Madden NFL series to Switch, but Saber Interactive is looking to fill the gap with its brand new game Wild Card Football. It’ll be ready to go on October 10, 2023.

The title, which is a part of Saber’s “Playgrounds” series”, comes in partnership with the NFL Players Association and OneTeam Partners. Players can create their dream team in the arcade-action game, which features a massive roster of pro football superstars and legends, including Colin Kaepernick, T.J. Watt, Jalen Hurts, and more.

We have more information in the following overview:

True to Playgrounds series tradition, Wild Card Football mixes extreme, 7-on-7 pigskin action with bombastic moves, style and energy. Mix-and-match players from your favorite teams to create the ultimate dream squad, customizing everything from logos, uniforms, playbooks and more. The unique Wild Card system lets fans change the course of the action in an instant with special power-ups and rule-breaking abilities across a variety of game modes, including Season play, local multiplayer, and online multiplayer with full crossplay.

Key Features

  • Create Your Dream Team: Choose from hundreds of genuine pro players, reimagined Playgrounds-style, and assemble the ultimate 7-on-7 gridiron squad. Advance through different challenges and events to unlock new players and other exciting rewards.
  • Play Your Wild Cards: Unleash over 150 Wild Cards to turn the tide of the game in your favor in an instant. Bust out special moves like summoning walls or invisibility, boost your team’s stats at a crucial moment, or play a Rule-Breaker and flip the rules of the game completely.
  • Become a Champion: Prove your skills in single-player Season mode, climb to the top of the leaderboards in competitive online multiplayer with full crossplay, or challenge your friends at home for bragging rights in local multiplayer.
  • Customize Your Squad: Personalize your team’s logo, uniforms and colors, choose your home stadium, then build unique playbooks and Wild Card decks to perfect your strategies on the field.

Tim Willits, chief creative officer at Saber Interactive. stated the following about the news: “We set out to create a fast and fun experience that’s pure adrenaline! Wild Card Football does just that by putting you in the cleats of your favorite pro players and ratcheting up the intensity with awesome new gameplay elements. Our collaboration with the NFLPA and OneTeam has been instrumental in bringing our vision to life. Their expertise and support have helped us put a fresh twist on football. We can’t wait for fans to build their dream teams and see how they stack up against other squads.”

Colin Kaepernick, who appears on the game’s cover, also said: “This is such a nostalgic throwback to the classic arcade-style football games so many of us grew up with and loved. It’s been a blast to be involved with the Saber team as they’ve put the game together.”

Terése Whitehead, VP of consumer products & strategy at NFL Players Inc. added: “Wild Card Football is action-packed, fun, and easy to play. We are thrilled to partner with Saber Interactive to showcase the talent and excitement of the players and create an entertaining experience that fans of all ages will enjoy.”

View a trailer for Wild Card Football below.

Update (8/3): Another new trailer is now available, which we have below. All pre-orders will receive the “Legacy Players Kickoff Pack” at launch, featuring four legendary legacy players with unique throwback outfits: Dan Marino, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders and Walter Payton.

Legacy Players Kickoff Trailer

Update (9/7): We have another trailer showcasing the over-the-top arcade action featuring pro football stars and icons, and it’s narrated by ESPN commentator Chris Berman. Check it out below.

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