Britsoft publisher Digital Jesters has signed the UK publishing rights to PC-based future sports title Chaos League from French developer Cyanide, and aims to release it in June 2004 priced Â£29.99.
Although future sports have obviously been done in the past - and some would say done to death - DJs and Cyanide are both confident that they can offer a new and interesting take on the genre. Theirs is an American Football-style game that handles like a real-time strategy title, where pads and helmets are stressed to their very limits by commands like "stamp", "facial kick", "ball of fire" and all manner of other moves.
Up in the sky, the manager will be able to behave like a monster on and off the pitch, mixing his training and trading of players with a healthy amount of doping, corruption, hooliganism, trap setting and other underhanded approaches. Even magic, which can be used in both attack and defence. Sorry: DE-FENSE!
"Digital Jesters are already proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the PC publishing sector," Cyanide executive producer Patrick Pligersdorffer said in a statement. "Their work to date on our Pro Rugby Manager title has been superb, so we had no hesitation in agreeing to work with them for our next title."
"Chaos League is a game that has had our internal testers playing well into the night, and that's obviously a good sign," DJs director Terry Malham said last week. "It's an unusual title which could ordinarily get lost in a large publisher's portfolio. However, we're thrilled to have signed and look forward to giving it the marketing and PR focus on Digital Jesters brings."