Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

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Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Netheos » 09 February 2017, 12:12

Hey coaches,

The Legendary Edition of Blood Bowl 2 has been announced at Le What's Next de Focus, our press event last week. We're pleased to finally unveil all the info about this new edition!

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Release date

2017 – we’re aiming at this summer but depending on how the tests go, it may be a bit delayed. We have some complicated features on the list (rez mode for example) and we want to implement them correctly. We'd prefer a slight delay than a messy launch.

Platform

PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Price
  • For new players: the Legendary Edition with ALL the content of Blood Bowl 2 at the price of a full game. Contains BB2 base game + Team Pack (Wood Elf/Lizardmen/Nurgle/Norse/Necromantic/Undead/Chaos Dwarfs/Khemri) + Official Expansion.
  • For existing owners of BB2: the Official Expansion content for the price of a big DLC.
You'll still be able to purchase individual races if you wish.

Compatibility

Full compatibility between the 2 versions. Most small features and quality of life changes will be available to all BB2 players, even those who didn't purchase the Official Expansion.

Content of the Official Expansion
  • 8 new races
    • Amazons
    • Goblins
    • Vampires
    • Ogres
    • Halflings
    • Pro Elves
    • Underworld
    • Kislev (based on the rules of Slanns)
    • For a total of 24 races (the current 14 + Chaos Dwarfs + Khemri + 8 new)
  • Swiss system competition
  • Resurrection Mode
    • No lasting SPP/injuries between each round.
  • Team Editor
    • Choose a race and get unlimited gold, as well as the option to add any skill/stat/injury.
    • These teams get a tag “custom team” which can be banned from a league.
    • Our goal with the combo “team editor + resurrection mode + Swiss system” is to give the opportunity to players to experience the rules played on tabletop.
  • New solo campaign mode
    • Any race.
    • Perpetual campaign.
    • You have a map where you can go from a competition to another.
    • Less cinematics/story and more freedom.
  • A brand new stadium based on the “Khemri” theme
  • Mercenary teams
    • Teams composed of players picked from different races.
    • Several groups of teams you can pick your players from (i.e “Elf team” = Pro Elf, WE, HE, DE).
    • These teams will also have a specific tag – they won’t be allowed in Champion Ladder for example.
  • Star Player team
    • Teams composed of 16 Starplayers.
    • These teams will have a specific tag as well.
  • New chat tab in a league
    • Accessible by all coaches with a team registered in the league.
  • Post-match chat
    • You can discuss with your opponent even after the end of the game, as long as you stay on the “end of the match” screen.
  • Manual seeding in competitions.
  • Possibility to play a league with a mix of human players and AI teams.
  • AI enhancement
    • The AI will now takes into account the current turn of the game (and not cross the pitch with dwarfs at turn 16).
  • Optional skills
    • It’s been discussed a lot with the community – more skills will be optional (Kick, Pass, Grab, Side Step, Dodge, Tackle, Fend, Tentacles, Stand Firm, Break Tackle).
  • Free Camera Mode
  • Save during a singleplayer match.
  • Option to deactivate ageing in solo.
  • Enhanced Competition Administration
    • Possibility to admin a match in details (to decide TDs, injuries, SPP…)
  • A pause system in multiplayer
    • 3 pauses per player per game.
    • No time limit to a pause.
    • Any player can unpause at anytime during a pause (even 5 seconds after a player paused).
    • Players can use the chat during the pause.
  • FAME displayed during a match
  • New cheerleader models (not one per team, but a bit more diversity).
  • Cheerleaders will have the same colors as the team they're supporting.
  • Option to display the tooltip in dices probability (“2+” instead of “83%”).
  • A lot more Starplayers
    • We aim at 50 Starplayers total.
    • They won't all have a "premium skin" but we want to make them all available gameplay-wise.
  • Option to mute chat in match
  • Option to ban players from a competition in-game.
  • A lot of other small things – mainly “quality of life” improvements.
95% of the content of the Legendary Edition is directly taken from your feedback and suggestions about Blood Bowl 2 since launch. Thanks for being this commited and enthusiastic toward Blood Bowl!

A few screenshots to ease your wait! The bear is Kislev's big guy ;)

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Have fun on the pitch,
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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Skode » 09 February 2017, 12:19

What does "chaos dwarves and Khemri are not part of the legendary edition" mean? I though LE includes all 24 teams?

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Netheos » 09 February 2017, 12:23

What does "chaos dwarves and Khemri are not part of the legendary edition" mean? I though LE includes all 24 teams?
The Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams aren't part of the "Legendary upgrade" for current BB2 players but they are in the full bundle for new players.
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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby SirIronclad » 09 February 2017, 12:26

  • Optional skills
    • It’s been discussed a lot with the community – more skills will be optional (pass, grab, dodge, fend, catch).
Kick needs to be added to that list!!!
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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby booncabal76 » 09 February 2017, 12:26

Great news. I like a big dancing bear...

Cut and pasted from elsewhere for ease:

Having watched these vids, I didn't notice any reference to stats and how these will be handled?

Also merc teams appear to be by race? Will that be determined by star player availability? So, for example, if your team can have a halfling star player, you can recruit halflings?

If not, some races can't really take full advantage of this lovely option. I would love a human/halfling cross over, but the vids suggest I can have a human, norse, brett cross over BUT flings will remain a team unto themselves as there are no alternatives?

Team editor - will this work along side merc teams so you can, essentially, create any team of mixed race OR does it just take existing teams and let you create them?

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Skode » 09 February 2017, 12:34

What does "chaos dwarves and Khemri are not part of the legendary edition" mean? I though LE includes all 24 teams?
The Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams aren't part of the "Legendary upgrade" for current BB2 players but they are in the full bundle for new players.
Ah, I see thanks for the clarification. Another question is the star players 50 is huge - I assume this is other "retired" stars like Frank N Stein from older versions as well as new ones created specially for Bret's and Kislev etc?

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Ommadon » 09 February 2017, 12:39

Many thanks taking the time to do this Netheos.

Great work, to be honest far better than what I was expecting, think its about everything current players could hope for.

However, in future announcements could you please post the information on official forums/means first? Getting second hand knowledge, or making people watch a twitch streamer struggle through the information isn't great and alienates a lot of players.

Thanks!

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Ommadon » 09 February 2017, 12:40

Oh, and any plans to be able to play Merc teams in the offline campaign?

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Jeliel » 09 February 2017, 13:23

I admit being positively surprised, excellent work listening to the community as well.
Only big miss is the bank/petty cash/inducement phase, otherwise 11/10 hype!

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Re: Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition Announcement

Postby Sephiroth » 09 February 2017, 13:37

Do Players who own Ps4 physical copy have any chance of having the discount?


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