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Blood Bowl III

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: NACON
Developer: Cyanide Studio
Release Date: 2022

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'Blood Bowl III' Competitive Season 1 Begins In June, Will Add Lizardmen Faction, Blood Pass And New Features - Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2023 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT

Blood Bowl III is a turn-based strategy game inspired by American football set in the Warhammer fantasy world.

Strap on your boots, don your helmet, adjust your shoulder guards and chest plate… and slip a sharpened dagger into your belt (it's the rules).

 The iconic death sport returns with the new video game of fantasy football faithfully using the latest board game rules and new content. Create your team, then crush, mulch and cheat your way to the top... leaving your opponents in the graveyard.

Blood Bowl III is a videogame of fantasy football where elves, humans, orcs and other creatures fight for the ball with shoulder charges, kicks, punches and weapons of varying degrees of lethality (and legality by the ref). As the coach, you must give instructions to your players: hinder the progress of your opponents by positioning them in your tackle zone, knock down those who get in your way, and break through to your opponents' end zone to score a touchdown!

All your units can gain experience and receive statistic bonuses or new skills. However, be careful: injuries are common, especially when the referee is a goblin who tends to overlook most forms of violence. Some players may even leave the field limp and lifeless, putting an early and definitive end to their careers.

Cyanide Studio and NACON shared new information on the first competitive season of Blood Bowl 3, which will be available on June 22, 2023 and include new features, a Competitive Mode, a Blood Pass with 50 reward tiers, and a brand-new faction: the Lizardmen.

The Season 1 Blood Pass, which includes the Lizardmen and a range of cosmetic items, can be unlocked for free by all players during the season.

New features in Season 1

Players can look forward to new systems: an official Ladder, the Blood Pass, and a progression system that allows players to level up and unlock rewards. The Blood Pass will be unlockable for free and will grand players access to the new Lizardmen faction immediately.
Moreover, a major feature that was highly requested by the community will also be added during the season: allowing players to reconnect to their game for a limited time if they are disconnected.

Lizardmen overview

If you are looking for a fresh approach to the game, this faction is just what you need! Lizardmen are fairly unusual because they include strong and sturdy players as well as fast and agile players. Although their passing game is not the best out there, Lizardmen certainly become more powerful with experience and are an especially shrewd choice for experienced trainers!

Promotions until 1 June

Finally, as part of the Warhammer Skulls event, the game has promotions running on all platforms from today until 1 June.

Blood Bowl III is a faithful adaptation of the Games Workshop board game, which is to receive a new edition this year. The game will use the new edition rules, teams (including the new Black Orcs and Imperial Nobility), units and associated skills. The best strategists will obviously be at an advantage, but will that be enough? All it takes is one unfortun6ate roll of the dice to change the course of a match.

Funnier, bloodier and more spectacular than ever, Blood Bowl III will be a hit with fans of the universe and competitive players alike. At launch, the game will include 12 races, each with their own arena and team of cheerleaders, campaign and multiplayer modes, and loads of customization options. Regular content updates will be added after launch.

Brutal, crazy, tactical… this is BLOOD BOWL!

Key Features:

  • Based on the official rules of the latest edition of the board game, including new skills and redesigned passing mechanics
  • 12 factions to choose from, including the Black Orcs, Imperial Nobility, Old World Alliance and the Chaos Renegades for the first time in a Blood Bowl video game
  • Pitches with special game rules to add variety to your matches
  • New customization options for your coaches, cheerleaders, teams and every piece of your players' armour
  • A single-player campaign available to all factions
  • An improved competitive mode with new league management features and an official ladder
  • A flexible timer to help organize training sessions between experienced players and beginners without constraints

Blood Bowl III is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Steam), followed by Nintendo Switch at a later time.

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