Xbox 360

We covered this baby back in E3 2004, where it was announced. The game was cancelled, but Blood Bowl was recently taken alive again by French studio Cyanide. Focus Home Interactive is publishing it on Xbox 360, PC, PSP and the DS, and some images and information can be found inside.

Quoting Focus Home Interactive:
What would Blood Bowl be without ferocious Orcs battling valiant Human teams? In previous screenshots, you saw the Orc players displaying their typical tactic of breaking through the opposition’s scrimmage line in order to open up gaps for their Blitzers to exploit. This kind of vicious play style might make you wonder what the courageous Humans could possibly do against these bloodthirsty and ultra-violent green giants!

Well, don’t underestimate the valorous Humans! Even though they lack the additional strength and special abilities inherent in some of the other races, they don’t suffer from their weaknesses either. Human players are skilled at running and throwing the ball, and they are perfectly capable of taking the fight back to the Orcs, who mainly rely on their strength and armour to knock down their enemies. What’s more, the Human teams can boost their ranks with the help of "Big Guys," in the hulking form of Ogres, who make up for their low intelligence with their superhuman strength, which can often be decisive in muscle matches and certainly a major asset in confrontations with the terrible Black Orcs, the biggest and meanest players on the Orc team.

Besides the skills that are native to each race and player in Blood Bowl, you also control your team’s finances, which must be managed wisely. A large part of your winnings from Blood Bowl matches will surely go toward the purchase of equipment, armor and other team assets like Cheerleaders and Apothecaries. Not to mention the experience your players earn as they play more matches (if they survive!), which will greatly improve the abilities of your cherished players. With many pieces of armor to choose from for every part of your players’ bodies, each with a diverse assortment of characteristics, Blood Bowl allows so much customization for teams that YOUR team will be unlike all others, and you can set yourself apart during both solo and multiplayer games!

Blood Bowl is currently in development on PC, Xbox 360 as well as the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handheld systems.

Blood Bowl is developed by Cyanide Studio, and will be published by Focus Home Interactive.

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munkieNS
munkieNS
Commented on 2008-02-13 13:10:23
Sweet! Reminds me of Mutant League for the Genesis. We need more interesting sports games like this, bout time it happened.
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Hrimthur
Hrimthur
Commented on 2008-02-13 13:34:54
Wow, now that's one very 80's game idea and designs. And I like it ^^ Gives me some feeling of nostalgie thought...
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Krabath
Krabath
Commented on 2008-02-13 13:49:49
This is great! I play Blood Bowl(my Human team: the Stirland Stormtroopers!) from time to time and now they are making a video game version? Awesome!!!
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Sinisterskull
Sinisterskull
Commented on 2008-02-13 16:45:40
I like it, finally something that's not a shooter/ea regurgitation.
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R0oK
R0oK
Commented on 2008-02-13 18:28:47
Mutant League Football was the best.. Heres hoping for this one.
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FreeSwag
FreeSwag
Commented on 2008-02-13 19:31:42 In reply to R0oK
Posted by R0oK
Mutant League Football was the best.. Heres hoping for this one.
I was thinking the same. Talk about good ole memories. I really, really, really missed the good old days of fantasy sports games. Always thought that finally getting official licenses from the various pro sports organizations took away from videogaming football and really did not add enough back to make up for the loss. Now that EA has the NFL license locked up until 2012, I hope to see more football games like this one pop up. It would really be nice to see videogaming football get back to it's arcadey roots. Remember the blessedness that was Tecmobowl or the NBA Jams series? Classic gameplay that sometimes seems like it's gone forever. With luck, Blood Bowl will be a AAA class act all the way, and a return to form for the industry that will really spark a lot of other sports developers out there, to follow in their footsteps.
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2008-02-13 21:38:55
Might be fun, too bad i don't know shit about football :P
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Jigen
Jigen
Commented on 2008-02-13 21:50:00
Looks like it could be great, I hope it is.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-02-14 02:47:10
nice grass...i wouldnt buy the game, but nice grass.
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Tinks
Tinks
Commented on 2008-02-14 06:03:22 In reply to KORNdog
The grass? It looks like one patch of grass repeated a thousand times
A clone stamp went rampant on the field and didn't take the time to hide the fact
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Krabath
Krabath
Commented on 2008-02-14 07:20:10 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Might be fun, too bad i don't know shit about football :P
I didnt know anything about american football when I started playing Blood Bowl and that fact didnt hurt a bit! It's about stompin' and bashin'! ...and getting the ball and scoring a touchdown I suppose!
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