Anyone up for some 'Bowlin'.......

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Anyone up for some 'Bowlin'.......

AxlNose
In honour of the new Blood Bowl section that Mortis has recenty given us, I felt it appropriate to mention that a PC/console version of the game is being produced.......

http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/#

I've just checked out the latest trailer and all I could think to myself was....... "They better bring this out over here........." because this looks like an amazingly awesome game. The platforms that are ebing catered for here are PC (obviously) but then also Nintendo DS (WTF?!) and Xbox 360 with full Xbox Live capabilities (take that you PS3 fanboys!!!).

Firstly, the teams.......all the major races are catered for here and are also previewed in the latest trailer.......from human running the endzone to Minotaurs ready to charge and Orks tackling hard and proptly fouling the ass off their downed opponant until they are just another stickly red substance dashed across the pitch. The pitches themselves look awesome surrounded by cheerleaders and musicians at the touch-lines to stands of crowds calling for blood in more languages that you can shake a codex at . The locations also include one for each race it would seem.

The gameplay itself has 2 definite modes. 'Old skool' mode that basically allows you to play the Blood Bowl board game in all it's turn-based glory in 3D redering, or you can give it a bit more urgency and a bit of a more modern, 'Madden-style' influence and play the game in real time rather than turn based!!!

The team customisation looks equally as incredible. The creation mode looks very clear, well presented and even more well thought out. You can see that they have definitely have thought about the GW fanbase for this game, and that the one thing wargamers prize amongst most else is personalisation and customisation. Well this game rams spadefuls of it down you're throat and then asks if you'd like some more.........with what looks like multi-leveling graphical and colour abilities, it's as easy to customise a team in this game as it is to do so with the minis themselves.

Offline you can then take your team from the training grounds, to the pinacle of any of the 'standard' tornaments in the Blood Bowl leagues as well as having the traditional 2 player games. Online.........oh my, oh my........online (either via xbox live or PC net connection) it gives the hint to full online leagues and tornaments, both user generated and official as well as just being able to get together with mates and having one-off games.

As far as rules go, I would say that it would have to take into account full rules changes that have happened with regards to the 'Living Rulebook' (currently on version 5) but I don't know.


On the whole, I love the look of this game and can't wait for it to arrive. Twinned with what's be being said about specialist re-releases elsewhere on the forums, this is definitely going to regain interest and enthusiasm in the game and could very well be another step towards a re-release of Blood Bowl........but who knows..........
Putting the romance back in Necromancy........
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MortiS-the-Lost
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Looks impressive dude, I look forward to playing it on your X-Box.


^ A team of Goblins with a Chainsaw! ... and a Pogostick! ... and a Troll! People from Mythic may also want to pay attention to Goblins in the background riding ON TOP of the Squigs

Lets hope this game makes it's through development unlike Talisman, GorkaMorkA and others
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AxlNose
I believe that this one will make it. It's already got a hell of a lot more in-game footage than Talisman at least (that only got one teaser trailer before Capcom backed out) and also the official web site goes live very soon. I also really do hope that this will live up to how it looks and that we can have a successful GW console game that isn't an RTS. =)
Putting the romance back in Necromancy........
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MortiS-the-Lost
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the BB offical website was launched yesterday!

http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/
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AxlNose
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Another update on the Blood Bowl game side of things......

The day the official site went live (link somewhere nearby from Mortis), I signed up for the beta testing of the online multiplayer. I as of yet haven't been contacted back regarding it, but will keep you all updated on what happens, from how Cyanide Studios and Focus generally handle the beta testing to how the game itself actually performs and see if it can live up to the expectations the trailer left us (or at least me) with...............I'm also getting a strong sense of Deja-Vu here regarding GW computer games and meeting expectations............

As I saw though, will let you know more as soon as I do.......


P.S. ROFLMAO!!!
Putting the romance back in Necromancy........
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General Biakal
i knew something was brewing about bloodbowl! iv been saying it for months! GW keep mentioning it with respect and reverence to warm us up for a relaunch. you never hear GM or Necro spoken of so fondly in WD
"WAAAAGH! VROOM VROOM!!! DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA! Dead gud innit yoof?!" - typical Mekboy sales pitch
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MortiS-the-Lost
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Blood Bowl is out ... NOW!

http://bloodbowl.nexway.com/index2.html?REF=671877&Cur=826
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