Blood Bowl 4th Edition is in the works

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The fan-favorite fantasy football game is due for a new edition and modern polish, and Games Workshop is cooking one up as we speak. Blood Bowl, the Warhammer-infused tactics game of brutal sportsmanship had it’s 4th edition teased during the Warhammer Fest 2016 event in UK this past weekend. A lot of materials, including the cover art, are quoted to not be final, but the details thus far are solid and the sculpts were impressive regardless and prominently on display. The details, as described by Rictus of Recalcitrant Daze (a stoic reporter of all things Games Workshop), are as follows:

The release is hoped to be end of the year. Box set contains the first two teams, Orcs and Human in plastic. The pitch is double sided with a Human pitch on one side and an Orc pitch on the other. The rules have not been changed, they are the rules which has been around for a while now. In total there will be six teams in plastic (Human, Orc, Skaven, Elf, Nurgle and Dwarf).

The materials are still subject to the design process, as the availability of resin models will not be immediate. Niceties such as resin models or a different material for the pitches are being considered, but it all boils down to projected costs. Despite the lack of a confirmed release date and box details, the picture is still pretty clear – a new Blood Bowl is coming and it’s going to look good.

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