Stikbold! Brings Dodgeball To The Xbox One

By Andrew Ogley, 8 months ago
For some, those sports sessions wearing short shorts and dodgy headbands, avoiding basketballs shot like cannonballs, were the source of nightmares. For others it was an unending source of fun and a missed opportunity as it never became an Olympic sport. Those people in the latter group might be pleased to know that the sport is now being brought to the virtual world in the form of upcoming title Stikbold!.

Stikbold! Announcement Image

Swedish game publisher, Curve Digital, is promising to bring the sport to the Xbox One albeit with a slightly wacky twist, thrusting up to six players into a variety of crazy courts for manic multiplayer action featuring not only dodgeballs, but jellyfish, beehives and more, which can be expected during the competitions.

The game will include a story mode that can be played alone or in co-op mode featuring a quest with two of the world's greatest Stikbold!superstars as they attempt to rescue damsels in distress, save the Stikbold! championships, and even try to defeat the devil. Over the course of 45 dastardly challenges, players will face hippies, whales and skeletons, some of whom feature in huge boss battles. Just in case this seems a little too incredulous, Curve Digital has also released a short trailer featuring gameplay from the title.

Finally, the publisher has produced a short synopsis of what players can expect from the game:

Action packed story mode – Play solo or join up with a friend co-op and play through an awesome Stikbold! adventure.
Multiplayer dodgeball mayhem – Battle with up to four human and two computer players for six player local dodgeball deathmatches and fight to be crowned the Stikbold! king or queen.
The world is your arena – Take to a variety of different dodgeball pitches. From public parks to deep sea oil rigs, each pitch offers a plethora of different dangers and challenges.
Help manipulate match outcomes – Once knocked out, come back as variety of hazards, including angry Swans, Sand Sharks and more, to interrupt the match and affect the outcome.
Funky fresh tunes – Fully licensed 70s inspired soundtrack to help you get into the disco party mood.
Crazy and colourful cast – Unlock and play as 18 of the grooviest playable characters from the Stikbold! universe.
A multitude of moustaches.
Stikbold! will be throwing its balls around on the Xbox One in Spring 2016.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.