Chaos League is a sport in which the rules are simple: there are none. The object of the game is to score as many goals as possible – through whatever means necessary: hand-to-hand – or feet to face – violence, magic or weapons.
Whilst the original game's premise remains: train and manage a team of nine assorted characters into the leanest, meanest, weirdest Chaos League side the world has ever seen, Sudden Death takes things a whole lot further. New races – each with new and unique abilities have been thrown into the world, expanding the options available to each manager. New grounds bring friendly or hostile crowds into the mix (complete with their own form of influential spells), and 19 additional hero characters are available for selection. The commentary from the original game – so often praised for its unique, brutal humour – has been doubled, ensuring an even trashier atmosphere within the blood-boiling confrontations. And additional in-game options – such as auto-casting spells, and the ability to wallop the referee if you disagree with a decision – increase the strategic element even further.
In multiplayer, opponents can goad each other via microphone, and fresh tournament modes can be managed by players themselves to create almost limitless leagues. For those initially too scared to enter the arena themselves, a new spectator mode offers compulsive viewing.
"Chaos League was a fresh face in the world of real-time strategy sports games," says Leo Zullo, marketing director, Digital Jesters, "bringing a sense of humour and cartoon violence to the genre like never before. Sudden Death is bigger, better, faster and more bloody in every sense, and we're sure it'll appeal to both old and new players alike."
Chaos League: Sudden Death will be published in the UK by Digital Jesters in June, for PC CD-ROM, priced £19.99.
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