For the Horde! The quaintly odd Blood Bowl games have quite the following on Quarter to Three. Is it the concept? Orcs, elves, and humans playing a weird British boardgame version of American football turned into a computer game? Is it the bloodthirsty cheerleaders? Personally, I’ve always liked the way the game seems so arbitrary when you start out, but once you get used to the idea that it’s not really about football and more about minimizing risk while forcing your opponent to roll the dice more, things can really fall into place. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio think it may be the announcers.
They teased the fact that they were working on Blood Bowl 2 back in February, but they waited until today to officially anounce the game. Jim Johnson the Vampire, and Bob Bifford the Ogre, will be with players “throughout the game” as their Cabalvision studio set will be the main interface. Oh joy!
The whole game will be presented in a Cabalvision theme – the official Blood Bowl TV! – where Jim & Bob will guide players, comment their decisions and will even interview key star players appearing in the huge campaign mode. Of course, they will also grace us with their wild commentaries during the matches!
Uh, okay. I’m not sure that fans were clamoring for that feature, but I guess they have to talk about something since they’re not showing much else about the game. Waaaaagh!