April 11, 2012 by brennon
Cyanide, the studio behind the digital version of Blood Bowl on both PC and 360 have released some information on the latest edition of the game. This time its the underground antics of Dungeonbowl that are getting an outing…
“We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Dungeonbowl. This online only game is played with characters from Games Workshop’s renowned Blood Bowl world.
Dungeonbowl is the next exciting Blood Bowl experience, set in the fantasy American Football inspired game world already adapted as a video game by Cyanide. The key difference between Dungeonbowl and Blood Bowl as is rather obvious from the name, is that Dungeonbowl is played in a dangerous dungeon!
The wizards created the Dungeonbowl as they wanted to know which Magic College was the most powerful. The game introduces some subtle modifications to the standard Blood Bowl rules. A match is still played between two teams, but each side is composed of three races. For example, the roster of a Rainbow Wizards team contains Wood Elves, Halflings and Humans. The second difference is that the first team to score a touchdown wins the match. This task is made significantly more difficult by the fact that the ball is hidden in one of six treasure chests, five of which are booby-trapped with an explosive spell. Last, but by no means least, movement within the dungeon is both facilitated and complicated by teleporter pads. These allow players to magically zap from one position to another; a mishap, however, can lead to a player being zapped out of the match. As with Blood Bowl, the game is driven by dice and each player plays in turn.
Dungeonbowl continues Cyanide’s successful collaboration with Games Workshop and their rich and varied Blood Bowl world. The gameplay should therefore delight existing Blood Bowl fans as well as offer a gateway to this zany parody of Warhammer®and American Football for fans of tactical sports gaming.
Dungeonbowl is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2012 and will be available on the Windows PC.”
So it sounds pretty good right? Well it should certainly be taken with a pinch of salt. The company have a little bit of a history with buggy versions of their Blood Bowl games and you have to hope that at least with this they are building off an already established framework.
Will you be looking forwards to the Dungeonbowl?