Mutant Football League's 'More Gore' trailer reveals a Halloween kickoff

Mutant Football League has been kicking around for a long time now, from a failed Kickstarter in 2013 to a successful one earlier this year (helped along, no doubt, by a demo) and an Early Access release in September. Later this month—Halloween, appropriately—it will finally go into full release. 

Inspired by the early '90s Genesis game Mutant League Football, Mutant Football League is a 7v7 arcade style sports game that's a lot like regular football, except with explosions and bodies that tend to pop like overfilled sacks of blood and bone. It features 18 teams plying their violent trade across 18 unique fields kitted out with "toxic moats, lava flows, buzz saws, and crazed fans."   

Players come equipped with brass knuckles, steel-toed boots, clubs, grenades, axes, guns, and more, and each team has its own unique audibles, like "Bribe the Ref" or "Chainsaw Massacre," for those times when playing by the rules doesn't work out. Multiplayer support for competitive or cooperative play is offered in two-player online and four-player LAN matches. 

A more detailed look at the game is available at Even better, the demo remains available on Steam, so you can give it a try up front, although be aware that it requires a controller to play. If you like what you see, you can buy it as an Early Access game for $25/£19/€23, or wait for the full release and get it for the same price on October 31. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.