Blood Bowl returns, on February 23rd with a third title in the series. Developed by Cyanide Studios, and Incorporating the latest rules from Games Workshop’s tabletop version. Blood Bowl 3 will be bigger, meaner, and bloodier than ever.
It’s great to be back Jim
Blood Bowl 3 is a fantasy version of American football, played between two teams of up to 16 players, each team fielding up to 11 players at a time. Touchdowns are scored by taking the ball into the opposition’s end zone. Players may attempt to injure, maim or kill the opposition to make scoring easier by reducing the number of enemy players on the field.
The game contains a new feature for the Blood Bowl series in that it introduces a battle pass system called “Blood Pass” which takes place over three-month-long seasons and allows players to unlock cosmetics (such as dice, armour, and balls). When the player completes the pass, a new faction is unlocked to play with. Players can also pay for the Blood Pass at the start of a season. This instantly unlocks the reward faction and also additional rewards as players progress through the tiers. These cosmetic items do not have any bearing on the actual gameplay. The in-game currency, Warpstone is earned by playing games. This can be bought as a microtransaction and can be used to buy cosmetics.
Blood Bowl 3 is turn-based and features strict 2-minute timed turns. Additionally, there is also a time bank of seven and a half minutes which players can use if they need extra time on a particular turn.
On release the game will feature 12 playable races:
- Black Orcs
- Chaos Chosen
- Chaos Renegades
- Dark Elf
- Elven Union
- Imperial Nobility
- Old World Alliance
You will be able to play Blood Bowl 3 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Also, a Nintendo Switch port to follow sometime later in 2023.