Blitz: The League II is an American football video game developed by the now-defunct Midway Games. as a part of its Blitz series. It was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 13, 2008. There are five new teams included in this installment (The Los Angeles Riot, the Houston Riders, Vancouver Beavers, Milwaukee Hounds, and Atlanta 404), and four older teams have been relocated. Lawrence Taylor (L.T.) is featured in the game, voicing a role as Quentin Sands.
The game also alludes to real-life scandals involving NFL players, as former Washington Redhawks quarterback Mike Mexico is now serving time in prison. This situation is similar to the Michael Vick, who used the pseudonym "Ron Mexico" when seeking treatment for herpes, as well as Vick's conviction for running an illegal dogfighting ring. There are also allegations of the New England Regulars cheating in a championship game, a reference to the New England Patriots' "Spygate" scandal. The game also features an incident with the Minnesota Reapers, reminiscent of the Minnesota Vikings boat scandal.
Mexico City Aztecs (formerly Dallas Aztecs; the team relocated between the two games)
New York Nightmare
New England Regulars
Los Angeles Riot
Kansas City Crossfire
Miami Hammerheads (formerly Orlando Hammerheads; the team relocated between the two games)
Las Vegas Aces
Philadelphia Brawlers (former player-created team moved to Philadelphia by the Commissioner)
Cleveland Steamers (formerly San Diego Cyclones; the team relocated and renamed between the two games)
Player Created Team: The player then creates their own team by choosing from a variety of cities or states, and creates its own nickname for the team. The player chooses from a variety of logos, and customizes its team's colors. The player-created team starts out as the eighth team in Division 3, the next season moves up through Division 2, and eventually in the third season moves into Division 1 to challenge for the League Championship. The team's canon name is the Anaheim Spartans, as this is the default name.
Milltown Correctional Facility
Supermax Prison Facility
The game starts off during the league expansion. Two teams are joining the league. The first team is the player-created team in which the player may choose the place team name and team colors. The second team is the L.A. Riot. This team is the antagonist in the game and is led by Bruno Battaglia, the former player from the player-created team in Blitz: The League. The Riot are the commissioner's baby team and he has decided that they will win the championship this year. He has fortified this by starting the Riot in Division 2 and by stocking up the team with star players. The only player left to add to the Riot is the projected #1 draft pick Kid Franchise. But The Kid surprises the entire league when he announces that he will be playing for his home team and his home team only (the player-created team). This puts Franchise on the commissioner's bad side and immediately creates a rivalry between the player-created team and the LA Riot. Franchise is the only player in the league to play both on offense and defense. During a pre-season interview Franchise is asked many questions that will determine his position on both sides of the ball and his player attributes.