Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio are happy
to unveil several exciting new screenshots taken from
Blood Bowl, the videogame adaptation of the renowned
board game from Games Workshop. In these new screens,
we are introducing two new teams – the Goblins
and the Skaven.
An ultra-violent mix of American football and other
team sports, Blood Bowl takes place in the popular Warhammer
universe, and allows players to build the ultimate “fantasy”
teams. Would-be team managers can build bone-crushing
teams composed of Orcs, Elves, Humans, Dwarfs and many
more fantastic creatures – then throw them into
the arena for the ultimate blood sport! Blood Bowl is
strategic, action-packed and violent, requiring players
to use their best tactics, team design – and a
dose of pure ruthless bloodlust always helps too!
We have previously unveiled the 4 first races of the
game (Orcs, Humans, Dwrafs and Lizardmen. Now it’s
time for Goblins and Skaven to enter the arena!
The Goblins are small and cowardly creatures, renowned
for their low intelligence yet sneaky attitude. One
can often find them accompanied by gigantic Trolls (who
are even dumber), in formations that seem more humorous
than dangerous. Goblins, due to their small height and
agility, make good receivers, but their chance of blocking
a human-sized adversary is nearly nonexistent. Make
no mistake about Goblins, though, they often use the
most perverse weapons and techniques to counter their
low strength – including the unique “Goblin
throw!” In this play, a troll will grab a Goblin
and throw him into position deep into enemy territory
bypassing the opponents defensive line altogether. -
a must for Goblins teams, as long as the Troll doesn’t
decide to eat his small teammate before executing this
On the other side, Skaven, born of the foul magics
of Chaos, are half-man and half-rat creatures, and though
far from being the strongest or toughest players in
Blood Bowl, wow are they fast! Many teams have been
surprised by a Skaven slipping though their defensive
lines to score a dazzling touchdown. Skaven can also
call upon the phenomenal power of a Rat Ogre to counter
their opponents and block the toughest players.
Blood Bowl is set for release on Q1 2009.
Blood Bowl is being developed for the PC and the Xbox
360 as well as for the handheld systems Nintendo DS
and Sony PSP.
Published by Focus Home Interactive.
Developed by Cyanide Studio.