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NACON and Cyanide Studio have announced that Blood Bowl 3 is in development for Nintendo Switch, the next adaptation based on the Games Workshop board game.

This turn-based strategy game takes inspiration from American football but is set in the Warhammer fantasy world, in which elves, humans, orcs and other creatures use shoulder charges, kicks, punches and weapons in an effort to fight for the ball.

You are their coach and must give them instructions, whether that be to hinder your opponent’s progression in your tackle zone, knocking down opposing players or breaking through your competition’s end zone to score a touchdown.

The faithful adaptation will use the new edition rules, teams (including the new Black Orcs and Imperial Nobility), units and associated skills, in an experience that is promised to be “funnier, bloodier and more spectacular than ever.”

There will 12 races that each comes with their own arena and team of cheerleaders, a campaign mode, multiplayer modes and customisation options, with “regular content updates” to be made available after launch.

Blood Bowl 3 will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in early 2021.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.