Two diametrically opposed teams face-off each other in the latest gameplay video of Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. To sum up: the slow and tough Dwarfs, versus the fast and scrawny Skaven!
Albeit slow, Dwarfs make great Blood Bowl players. They’re compact, tough, well-armoured, and have a stubborn knack of refusing to die! Most successful Dwarf teams work to the principle that if they can massacre all the other team’s best players and wear down the rest, then there won’t be anybody left to stop them scoring touchdowns! Their Deathroller, a real mobile siege engine, helps greatly with this tactic, as it is able to crush any enemy regardless of its size. However, the use of such a machine is strictly forbidden, and the referee will always end up sending the player (and his ride) off.
Skaven, on the other hand, show just the opposite traits. Save for their Rat Ogre, they’re not so tough, frail, but rather agile and extremely fast. Many an opponent has been left in the starting blocks as fast-moving Skaven players scamper through a gap in the line and run in for a lightning fast touchdown. Make sure your Skaven players keep away from the opponent though – especially if they’re hard-hitting players such as the Dwarfs – or you’ll be likely to end up the match with much less players than you started it…
Blood Bowl 2 is currently available for pre-order, with, as a bonus, one of two additional races (the Wood Elves or the Lizardmen). Players who pre-order the game on Steam will also receive access to the Multiplayer Beta of the game, which will start next week. Click here for more info.
Blood Bowl 2 will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 22.
About the Game
Blood Bowl 2 smashes together Warhammer and American football in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame. A new graphics engine, and vibrant realization bring the fury of Blood Bowl to life! Lead the Reikland Reavers in an original solo story campaign narrated by hilarious commentators Jim & Bob from Cabalvision, and enjoy a host of new multiplayer features in Blood Bowl 2!
- A brand new graphic engine, giving life to the intense Blood Bowl games
- A compelling, story-driven solo campaign, putting the player at the head of one of BloodBowl’s most emblematic teams
- A newly designed persistent Multiplayer League mode, where Coaches from all around the world can manage their clubs and stadium, and lead their teams to succes
- A Marketplace where coaches can purchase and sell their players!
About Cyanide Studio
Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio. Based in Paris, it was created in 2000 and has risen to become one of the most productive game development studios in France. In 2007 the company opened a facility in Montreal, Canada with total team of 100. The studio is best known for its Pro Cycling Manager series. Cyanide also boasts games drawn from a wide variety of universes including Blood Bowl (sport/fantasy/RTS, 2009/2010/2012), Game of Thrones (Action/RPG, 2012) and Of Orcs and Men (Action/RPG, 2012, in collaboration with Spiders).
If you want to learn more about Cyanide, you can learn all kinds of stuff about us on our official website: www.cyanide-studio.com
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop can be found at www.games-workshop.com and further details about all of Games Workshop’s licensees and their products are at licensing.games-workshop.com
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer the coming months with eagerly awaited games such as Blood Bowl 2, Divinity Original Sin (consoles), Vampyr, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Act of Aggression, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, The Technomancer, Farming Simulator, Mordheim: City of the Damned, and more.