Tuesday 16 July 2013

Rumour Watch: No Bloodbowl? Inquisition? What is going on?

 Blood Bowl is out? Inquisitor Is in?
I've been skeptical of a Blood Bowl release for months now. Check what was dropped over at BoK:

Via Blood Of Kittens:
Everyone and their mother claims it will be Bloodbowl 2013, sadly I have news for you it ain't coming. Besides Games Workshop licenses Bloodbowl out to any 3rd-party developer who can write a check; Blood Bowl was just one of those rumors that makes sense to a fan-boi, but not (remember Dreadfleet) Games Workshop. Speaking of misfires Games Workshop cannot afford to take random risks. Now, GW has consolidated (killing off specialists games) there IPs, they are turning to making new products.
With a lust for a Space Hulk type gravy train GW will return to what makes them the most money: the Warhammer 40k universe.
So, what is up GW's sleeve?
GW is about to enter the skirmish scene with the release of

Warhammer 40k: Inquisition 

Inquisition is designed for 2-4 players and each side will use custom cards and dice. Army sizes consist of about 5-10 models per side. A whole new set of models drawn from Blanche artwork will accompany. The game should be flexible as you can make and design your own Inquisitorial retinue. As for rules complexity that is anyone's guess, but the general marketing goal for Inquisition is a gateway game into the greater Warhammer 40k universe.
Beyond that GW, seems to be taking cues from Kickstarter projects like Sedition Wars and home-brewed rules like Inq28 for Inquisitor. This also might not end up as a limited edition run, but that all depends on sales, and if any support is continued will be done through digital expansions and updates.
As it is that is all I have for now, but if my sources hold true expect more information as it comes!

Looks interesting. I am hoping neither are released and we get Space Marines instead! This obviously throws a huge spanner in the engine as rumours are flying left, right and centre about what is happening in september. It's confusing as different sources state different releases. REMEMBER to take everything OBJECTIVELY and pour as much salt on as you need.


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