American Football is fine and dandy, but surely we can all agree that it would be orders of magnitude more exciting if it were played by bloodthirsty fantasy villains. Luckily, this oddly specific desire will soon be fulfilled, as Blood Bowl 2 – the second entry in the sporting sim franchise – will be hitting the PlayStation 4 next year.

Modelled after Games Workshop's violent American Football-themed Warhammer spin-off board game, the title uses turn-based strategy to anchor its bizarre take on the popular sport. Unfortunately, the goal-'em-up's first proper trailer is mostly useless, but we've embedded it below anyway.

What do you make of Blood Bowl 2? Are you excited to see a more gruesome take on America's second favourite pastime? Kick off in the comments section below.