Tired of the Madden NFL franchise and yearning for the glory years of NFL Blitz and its ilk? Saber Interactive has announced Wild Card Football, a totally new officially licensed arcade American football game, with a roster of “hundreds” of pros – including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’ll feature on the cover.

The game’s a seven-on-seven adaptation of the classic pigskin slingin’ pastime, except you can expect some pretty wacky deviations from the real-life rules. The trailer shows all kinds of zaniness, such as an alien invasion, pinball buffers, and even players who are able to grow ten-times their normal size, like they’ve just eaten a mushroom out of the Super Mario series.

“We set out to create a fast and fun experience that's pure adrenaline,” creative chief Tim Willits said. “Wild Card Football does just that by putting you in the cleats of your favourite pro players and ratcheting up the intensity with awesome new gameplay elements.”

You’ll be able to build your own unique dream team from the hundreds of pro players included, and will have full control over logos, uniforms, playbooks, and more. The full release will have over 150 gameplay Wild Cards to keep the on-field gameplay fresh, and there’ll be competitive multiplayer with crossplay if you want to take the craziness online.

The title’s due out on 10th October, 2023 for PS5 and PS4, and cover star Colin Kaepernick promises it’ll stoke your nostalgia for the glory years of the arcade football games of yore. “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,” he said.