Speedball and Chaos Engine return

Friday 29 September 2006
Remakes of Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine, two legendary games from British super-developer The Bitmap Brothers, are planned for release on PC next year - although details are scarce on enhancements or changes that will be made to the classic old-school romps.

Speedball 2 was a top-down sports game, inspired by 1975 flick Rollerball, that emphasised violent tackles over sportsmanship and gave you a metal ball to hurl around the courts - or into other men's faces.

The Chaos Engine was a superb blast-fest featuring such iconic characters as The Gentleman and The Preacher, and eventually graced Nintendo's SNES and Sega's Mega Drive in the mid-'90s.

Screens and details are thin on the ground (as in, non-existent) right now but we're feverishly imagining how next-gen PC hardware can soup-up the already triple-A gameplay boasted by both classic titles. We'll be keeping our eyes on the news horizon for updates, so stay with GamesRadar for the latest info.

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.