If you’re at PAX Prime this week, you’ll have the chance to get the first look at developer Frozen Codebase’s next title. It’s called Jam City Rollergirls, it’s a WiiWare title, and it’s exactly what you think it is — a roller derby videogame.
The four-player arcade-style title is the first of its kind, bringing arena combat racing to videogames… finally! The game will feature cartooned-up versions of real-world rollergirls, including leagues like Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Rat City Roller Girls, Mad Rollin’ Dolls, Brewcity Bruisers, and the Texas Rollergirls.
Jam City sounds like it will have a pretty wild slant to it, with rinks featuring ramps, caverns, and… “misplaced cows”? No idea what that means, but you can check it out at PAX, and I have a feeling you won’t be able to help yourself.
Interestingly, I believe this game started off as an Unreal Engine-based Xbox Live Arcade title… that was announced years ago. Funny to see how a game can change so drastically over the course of its development.