Wild Card Football Recreates Legendary Players as a Pre-Order Bonus

Wild Card Football: Celebrating Legends and Embracing Arcade-Style Action

Saber’s Playground Sports is back with its latest entry, Wild Card Football, set to launch on October 10 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the pre-order availability and introduce four legendary players who will grace the field: Jerry Rice, Dan Marino, Walter Payton, and Barry Sanders. These iconic figures, each with their unique uniforms, will be accessible to all players who pre-order Wild Card Football.

Bringing Legendary Players to Life

Wild Card Football pays homage to some of the greatest legacy players in football history. The game features Quarterback Dan Marino, Wide Receiver Jerry Rice, and Running Backs Walter Payton and Barry Sanders. These four champions have left an unforgettable mark on the sport with their exceptional skills on and off the field. With meticulous attention to detail, we have faithfully recreated their talents in-game.

Each legacy player comes with their own distinctive outfits, inspired by different eras, which will be available to players on the game’s launch day. This playful twist on their uniforms adds a familiar yet unique aesthetic to Wild Card Football. Alongside these legendary outfits, players can also choose from a variety of stylish and traditional football uniforms.

Embracing Arcade-Style Football

Wild Card Football brings back the beloved arcade-style football games that fans have missed. Inspired by our previous Playgrounds titles, the game offers fast-paced, over-the-top action that adds an element of fun to the sport. From calling down UFOs to abducting opponents to transforming into a human rocket to make crucial tackles, the game introduces exciting and unconventional gameplay features.

Introducing Wild Cards

Wild Card Football introduces an innovative pre-snap, power-up card system that revolutionizes gameplay on the gridiron. Players can modify the game using various power-up cards, such as increasing speed, reducing opponent stamina, or even summoning a rock wall to stop a run. However, players must use these cards strategically as they cost energy. The choice of when and how to play these cards can significantly impact the outcome of the game.

In addition to the mentioned power-ups, Wild Card Football offers a wide range of creative ways to outsmart opponents and gain an advantage. We will be revealing more about power-ups and game modes leading up to the game’s launch.

Wild Card Football – Standard Edition is available for pre-order now, offering digital content and the chance to play as legendary players like Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, and Dan Marino. Experience the thrill of arcade-style football, unleash the power of Wild Cards, and compete in both single-player and multiplayer modes.


  • Create Your Dream Team: Choose from a wide selection of professional players, reimagined with the Playgrounds-style, and form your ultimate 7-on-7 gridiron squad. Unlock new players and exciting rewards as you progress through challenges and events.
  • Play Your Wild Cards: Unleash over 150 Wild Cards to instantly change the course of the game. Use special moves like summoning walls, gaining invisibility, boosting team stats, or even flipping the rules of the game with Rule-Breaker cards.
  • Become a Champion: Test your skills in single-player Season mode, climb the leaderboards in competitive online multiplayer with full crossplay support, or challenge your friends in local multiplayer for ultimate bragging rights.
  • Deep Customization: Personalize your squad’s logo, uniforms, and colors. Select your home stadium and build unique playbooks and Wild Card decks to perfect your strategies on the field.

We can’t wait to see you on the field on October 10!