It's rare that a game really catches us off-guard, but that's exactly what's happened in the case of Black College Football Experience, an Unreal Engine 3-powered sports game due out in the fall. Though we haven't heard of the game before, you can't really blame us. For a game due out in a little under three months, BCFx casts a curiously small shadow. We can't find a retailer with a listing for it, and though the developer's site says that the game's been rated "E" we can find no reference to it on the ESRB's site. Go figure.

Developer Nerjyzed (try saying it out loud) has licensed several conferences from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) including the SWAC, SIAC, and CIAA, adding up to around 40 teams. There are a few features listed on the game's official site that would help set it apart from the back, but we're most intrigued by the "Battle of the Bands," which allows you to "suit up, grip your baton and lead your band of musical maestros through intricate formations as the crowd roars in amazement." Y-e-s. Watch your back, Nick Cannon! The game is due on Nov. 23, but you can get a sneak peek when the game goes on tour ... at some point.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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