Blood Bowl is where the lovers of strategy, fantasy, football and pure massacre can happily hold hands and join in on some destructive fun together. Those of you who have been missing the video game series since its last outing in 2009, fret no more. Blood Bowl 2 is coming. For those of you who don’t know what Blood Bowl even is, you’re in for some fun.
Blood Bowl straddles the no man’s land between jocks and geeks. The series originally began as a tabletop game that used miniatures and was inspired by the Warhammer miniatures game.
As the player (or coach, if you’d prefer that), you pick a team from the different fantasy races that everyone knows, and a few less popular ones. Do you want a team of Goblins? Dwarves? Humans? Elves? Maybe you’d like to try some Skaven (rat-people)? It’s your choice.
The original Blood Bowl video game was released in 1995 for MS-DOS and a second entry by the same name was let free into the wilds in 2009 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. The title video games hold to their miniature roots and subscribe to the strategy genre. It’s not that surprising how well that corresponds with football.
After a 6 year break, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cyanide Studio will be returning the series’ video game aspect back to the limelight with Blood Bowl 2. The news was announced via the official Blood Bowl website earlier today, and was accompanied by a new “Kick-off” trailer. Get ready for some bloody good fun!
This next entry of Blood Bowl is set for release sometime in Spring 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
I’m a geek. I’m one of the geeks who enjoys rolling dice and mapping out stats and teams. I’m from a very athletic family (one side of it anyway) so I originally looked at Blood Bowl as a way to kind of bridge the gap and further understand what the draw to football is (beyond the occasional amazing plays). Needless to say, I still prefer Game Masters to Gridiron, but I do like the concept of literary fantasy football. I can’t wait to play games of Sunday (or Monday, whichever it is) football with friends when it’s my team of Lizardmen vs their… whatever, you can’t stop the Lizardmen! See, the team loyalty is already brewing in my blood!
Myles K Farrington is one of the MONG Senior Editors and has recently been planning to move across the country. By “planning” he means that he has no idea how to do this and is hoping it all kinda falls into place. Keep up with him over on IGN and Twitter as well!