Blood Bowl 2

It has numerous issues and lacks content, but Blood Bowl 2 offers a solid foundation for the future of the celebrated turn-based sport.

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Blood Bowl 2 review

Blood Bowl 2 review

Brutal deluxe.

I can't think of a game in which it's more enjoyable to lose than Blood Bowl. When you're 3-0 down inside the second half, the dice are forever against you and the chance of a consolatory touchdown seems increasingly slim, there is always a strategy you can turn to that will rekindle your appreciation for the Orwellian sporting spirit: violent conduct. Not the whiney-bitey nonsense we've seen from the likes of Suarez and Costa, more the kind of full-blooded assault demonstrated by Harald Schumacher (no relation) in the 1982 World Cup semi-final, after which the unrepentant West German goalkeeper, since dubbed the Butcher of Seville, briefly beat Hitler into second place as the most hated man in France.

Blood Bowl 2

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

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First Blood Bowl 2 gameplay

First Blood Bowl 2 gameplay

PC, PS4 and Xbox One this spring.

Focus Home Interactive has released the first gameplay footage of Blood Bowl 2, the video game based on the American Football-themed Warhammer board game.

The video, below, sees the human team Reikland Reavers perform some of the basic moves that make up the core mechanics of the game. Humans are good all-rounders, we're told, but still pack a punch.

Players can perform running, passing, catching, blocking and blitzing moves that combine with 75 different skills, unlocked as your team earns experience.

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This is what Blood Bowl 2 looks like

Goblin the first screenshots up.

Blood Bowl - Warhammer American football - went down pretty well on PC a few years ago. And now there's a sequel. And even more now, there are the first screenshots.

Turn-based strategy game Blood Bowl 2 announced for PC

Turn-based strategy game Blood Bowl 2 announced for PC

Cyanide playing quarterback in Warhammer spin-off.

More Warhammer-related video game news: this time Blood Bowl 2 has been announced.

It's been in development at French studio Cyanide for a year, publisher Focus Home Interactive said. Cyanide was the developer of 2009's Blood Bowl, the video game based on Games Workshop's violent American Football-themed Warhammer spin-off board game.

Like Blood Bowl 1, Blood Bowl 2 is a turn-based strategy game. It's in the works for PC. A release window is yet to be announced.

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