It's a real hodgepodge of poster art, concept art, and screenshots, but these newest assets from Cyanide Studios' Blood Bowl
are definitely charming ... in that bruised and battered kind of charming way of theirs. The posters especially have some winning little details. In "Dwarfs vs. Lizardmen," shorty's got a pint of ale while lizzy wears a pound of gold. In "Wood Elves vs. Chaos," the elf is putting up bunny ears when both of them are already horned. In "Orcs vs. Humans," it's hard to tell who's got worse teeth. And before "Skaven vs. Goblins," I'd have been hard-pressed to come up with a creature more gully than a goblin, but I now know exactly one more creature that looks even more depraved.
will also feature "Star Players." These are characters that command a stiff contract fee, but will unapologetically turn the tide of battle on the gridiron. The Humans have Griff Oberwald. The Elves have Jordell Freshbreeze. The Orcs have Varag Ghoul-Chewer. And Grashnak Blackhoof is Chaos' minotaur.
Blood Bowl: Featuring - Star Players
Blood Bowl’s Star Players make their triumphant entry on the field! Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to offer you new exclusive images from Blood Bowl -- starring Griff Oberwald, the Human Star Player, Varag Ghoul-Chewer, the Orc champion, Jordell Freshbreeze, the Elven celebrity and finally Grashnak Blackhoof, the terrifying Minotaur.
True living legends in the world of Blood Bowl, Star Players are veteran, experienced players of the game. Offering their services only to teams whose treasury is big enough to afford them, their astronomical fees are justified by their astounding efficiency on the field. Able to turn a match upside down all by themselves, they prove to be real assets for the team that hired them… and a real threat for the opposition!
These Star Players will be available for hire along with other legendary players in the Blood Bowl game on PC & Consoles.
Download the press kit (new screens, pictures, artworks, logos) (12 Mo)
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An ultra-violent mix of Warhammer Fantasy and American football, Blood Bowl allows players to create the ultimate “fantasy” sports teams. Coaches can build bone-crushing teams of Orcs, Wood Elves, Humans, Dwarfs and many more fantastic creatures – then throw them into the stadium for the ultimate blood sport! Blood Bowl is strategic, action-packed and violent, requiring coaches to use their best tactics, team design – and a dose of pure ruthless bloodlust always helps too!
All of these charming creatures are waiting for you to play in highly contested games in Q2 2009. Blood Bowl is currently in development and will come out on PC, Xbox 360™ and on Nintendo DS™ and Sony PSP™ handheld systems.
Published by Focus Home Interactive.
Developed by Cyanide Studio.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.
About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Chaos League and the Hack’n’Slash Loki. 2009 will see the release of Blood Bowl, the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2009 and the studio's first MMOG, Dungeon Party!
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and resin models through more than 330 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com
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