Whilst original DreadBall teams will be compatible with this new version, Xtreme features some major changes to the original format, including a lack of referee (meaning fouls/murder are now an accepted part of the game), a customisable play area (so scoring zones and launch areas are no longer a constant), and sponsors to pull the strings behind the scenes!
DreadBall Xtreme is currently open for funding on Kickstarter, so for further details and if you wish to pledge, click here. $75 (including shipping to the UK and US) will get you a copy of the boxed game upon it's completion, which consists of 2 teams (including 2 prone players for each side), 2 Sponsors, 9 Free Agents, 4 Strike Posts, Scenery Crates, Dice, Cards, a Roster Pad, Rulebook, and 2'x2' Deluxe Pitch. A $150 pledge will get you a host of Kickstarter exclusives, and from there the sky's the limit, with pledges going all the way up to a whopping $5000!
Funding for DreadBall Xtreme closes on March 16th, and whilst it has already met its funding goal, going in for the Kickstarter bundles will give you more bang for your buck than waiting for the store release. Mantic's current shipping estimate is November 2014, and we're certainly looking forward to seeing how this is going to play!