September 18, 2008
BLOOD BOWL : GOBLINS VS SKAVEN !
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
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 move!
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.
Click here to view all of the new
Blood Bowl screenshots.
Blood Bowl is set for release on Q1
Blood Bowl is being developed for
the PC and the Xbox 360™ as well as for the handheld systems Nintendo DS™ and