If you're craving a fresh take on the Mario Strikers franchise - can you believe that Nintendo only ever released two Strikers games? - then you'll want to keep an eye on Offside Legends.

This new game from indie developer Team Serpico is a fantasy-themed soccer-party game inspired by Mario's very own footie outings. It's hoping to launch on Switch and other platforms in 2021, and a new Kickstarter campaign has gone live to cover the production and development costs necessary to see it over the goal line.

As you might expect, this isn't your traditional FIFA-like experience. Instead, you should expect teams made up of characters like King Arthur, Count Dracula, and Sherlock Holmes, pitches based on quirky locations like Alice in Wonderland's chessboard, and all sorts of distractions like lightning and even flamingos. You can get a decent taste of the crazy action in the trailer above.

Here's a feature list:

Fast-paced, fantasy-themed soccer-party game
- Teams based in fantasy characters such as King Arthur, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland...
- Inspired by Mario Strikers Charged
- New gameplay mechanics
- Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC in 2021

If you're intrigued, make sure to visit the Kickstarter page to learn more and pledge your support. The campaign's hoping to generate $30,000 and still has 29 days to do just that.

What do you think? Do you like what you've seen? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.