Daily news (August 31): Blood Bowl 3 / Astérix & Obélix XXL: Romastered

Today’s Daily news: Blood Bowl 3 announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Astérix & Obélix XXL: Romastered
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  • WRC 9

Blood Bowl 3

Nacon have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Blood Bowl 3, developed by Cyanide. It will be released in 2021 in Europe and North America.

Here’s the debut trailer, some details, and some pictures (artworks + screenshots) for the game:

Blood Bowl 3 is the videogame of fantasy football. A turn-based strategy game inspired by American football in the Warhammer fantasy world where elves, humans, orcs and other creatures fight for the ball with shoulder charges, kicks, punches and weapons of varying degrees of lethality (and legality by the ref). As the coach, you must give instructions to your players: hinder the progress of your opponents by positioning them in your tackle zone, knock down those who get in your way, and break through to your opponents’ end zone to score a touchdown!

All your units can gain experience and receive statistic bonuses or new skills. However, be careful: injuries are common, especially when the referee is a goblin who tends to overlook most forms of violence. Some players may even leave the field limp and lifeless, putting an early and definitive end to their careers.

Blood Bowl 3 is a faithful adaptation of the Games Workshop board game, which is to receive a new edition this year. The game will use the new edition rules, teams (including the new Black Orcs and Imperial Nobility), units and associated skills. The best strategists will obviously be at an advantage, but will that be enough? All it takes is one unfortunate roll of the dice to change the course of a match.

Funnier, bloodier and more spectacular than ever, Blood Bowl 3 will be a hit with fans of the universe and competitive players alike. At launch, the game will include 12 races, each with their own arena and team of cheerleaders, campaign and multiplayer modes, and loads of customisation options. Regular content updates will be added after launch.

Blood Bowl 3 (Switch) comes out in 2021 in Europe and North America.

Source: Nacon PR

Astérix & Obélix XXL: Romastered

Microids have shared the debut trailer for Astérix & Obélix XXL: Romastered:

And here’s some details the game, along with the list of game modes:

Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is a timeless classic! Would you be a young wannabe Gaul or a confirmed warrior with hundreds of Roman helmets as trophies, the adventure awaits!

This updated version of the game might have fallen in the magic potion! Both the graphics and the soundtrack are fully remastered and the game sees the addition of reworked animations as well as some brand new gameplay elements. This 100% «Romastered» edition surely will bring some nice surprises to all the boar hunters out there!

As per usual in the series, players will be able to switch between the two Gauls as they see fit!

For once, the famous little village didn’t resist the invader… All the villagers have been kidnapped and are now kept prisoners all around the world by the Romans! Launch the rescue mission with Asterix, Obelix and the faithful Dogmatix and visit Normandy, Greece, Helvetia and Egypt with the necessary stop by Rome. To free Getafix, Panacea, Cacofonix and all their friends, you’ll have to fight every enemy along the way: Romans, Pirates and even the Vikings!

  • The «Parkour» mode to challenge player’s agility
  • The «Against the Hourglass» mode for the speed lover Gauls
  • The «Extreme» mode for the bravest Gauls looking for a difficult challenge
  • Finally, the cherry on the boar, a fourth new game mode called “Retro” will allow to switch between the original graphics and the new remastered version with a push of a button.  Try the game as if it was 2003 all over again!

Astérix & Obélix XXL: Romastered (Switch) comes out on October 22nd in Europe and North America.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

NIS America have announced that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be released this Summer in Europe and North America.

Here’s the latest trailer:

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America.

Source: NIS America PR

WRC 9

Her’s a video interview for WRC 9, along with some more details:

The 2020 WRC season has had a number of changes due to the pandemic. Several rallies were cancelled, including three iconic countries that are featured in the game for the first time. This is a chance for fans to console themselves and try out three new circuits:
 
  • The legendary Rally Kenya with its exotic landscapes alternating between wide-open savannah and small villages with very narrow roads
  • New Zealand, a very technical gravel rally with multiple bends in quick succession
  • Japan, a rally on asphalt based in Nagoya with narrow mountain roads
 
The simulation aspect has been updated again this year with multiple redesigned elements, including the dynamics, AI, vehicle behaviour and driving sensations. All players can also fine-tune their cars before taking them for a test drive in different conditions on the free-roam zone’s roads.

A major new feature this year is the Clubs mode, which allows players to create their own championship and make it available for their friends or the whole community. They can select the vehicle category, championship conditions and up to eight special stages in their choice of country – a mode eagerly awaited by the community!

WRC 9 will have a longer lifespan thanks to several free updates after the game’s release. The new content to be added includes the Co-driver Mode, where two players can play together as a team online and enjoy the real rally experience. For an even more complete game, a Photo Mode will also be added, as well as new cars, teams and special stages in the Portugal and Finland rallies.

WRC 9 (Switch) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Nacon PR

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