Who Needs the Super Bowl When We’ve Got Blood Bowl!?!

Super Bowl XLIV takes place on Sunday, February 7th, but horror fans don’t need to wait a second longer for their own special brand of melee thanks to SouthPeak Interactive’s new game for the Xbox 360 and PC (with a PSP version coming later) — BLOOD BOWL!

With the unlikely forefather of American football and inspiration from the fantasy universe of Warhammer, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent team sport. Assemble a team of Humans, Orcs, Wood Elves, Dwarves, Skaven, Lizardmen, Chaos, or Goblins; and enter the bloodiest arena ever!

Who Needs the Super Bowl When We've Got Blood Bowl!?!

For every great play, there’s an equally great fumble, missed interception, or player casualty. Blood Bowl brings the best of the original tabletop experience to your fingertips with incredible detail and vicious visuals. Players are tasked with managing their team’s players, inducements (bribing refs/apothecaries for healing/cheerleaders/etc.), handling the tactics on the field as well as keeping players in top physical form throughout the season. With full season modes and online matches, Blood Bowl offers players the chance to satiate their pigskin bloodlust.

I have watched a lot of football games in my day, both live and on television,” said Aubrey Norris, Manager of Human-Orc Relations at SouthPeak. “I can safely say that Blood Bowl is the only one where I have seen a Goblin on a pogo-stick jump over the defensive line and bounce his way to a touchdown. I mean, really – where else are you going to see that?

The game features are as follows:

  • Two completely different game modes: Play the authentic, turn-based Blood Bowl experience, or live the game in Real Time Mode.
  • A huge single-player game: Take part in a complete Blood Bowl campaign with 15 Championships and Cups, or choose your own competition rules and create your own Championships.
  • Develop your team by gaining new levels and pieces of performance enhancing equipment.
  • Multiplayer competition at its best: Create a team online, and take part in leagues and tournaments over the Internet.
  • Create your own online Private League with your own competition rules.
  • Check out the trailer and a few screenshots below, and for more visit the SouthPeak Games website.

    Who Needs the Super Bowl When We've Got Blood Bowl!?!

    Who Needs the Super Bowl When We've Got Blood Bowl!?!

    Who Needs the Super Bowl When We've Got Blood Bowl!?!

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    • AngryChairr

      Wow. Reminds me of the old Mutant League games on the Genesis (football and hockey) where you could maim and dismember players on the field during the game, bribe refs, and do all other sorts of crazy awesome stuff with various ghouls, skeletons, and aliens as your team. I guess since we’re never going to see that franchise revived, might as well just accept this for what it is.

      • Nomad

        I’m sure they were thinking the same thing when they made this! Should be more sports games that include dismemberment.

    • Terminal

      That’s not really horror.

      Bring it on, WIB! 😛

    • Floydian Trip

      Now that looks cool.

      • The Woman In Black

        Yeah, I’m waiting for the “that’s not really horror” mavens to chime in, but it has dwarves, damnit! And goblins. What more could you want?

        • Floydian Trip

          There better not be any complaints about football and Warhammer.

          • RingoJ

            I never cared for Warhammer.