When Blood Bowl 2 released back in September 2015, ourfrom SamuraiRabbit pointed out the lack of races available on launch, contributing to an average rating of 6.5/10. With fans fairly upset about there only being 8 available races compared to the 23 in the first Blood Bowl, Focus Home and Cyanide Studios have been working hard to add more, with the first - The Norse - added today.
Focus have also revealed the Founders Incentive, which means the Norse, the Undead, the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams will all be released for free, as long as players purchase the game before all of them are released.
Here's what Cyanide Studios say about the Norse team:
"Hailing from a far north peninsula of the Old World, Norsca, the Norse are fearsome warriors who naturally benefit from the Block skill - making a Norse line one of the more resilient Blood Bowl defensive walls. Norse players also have low Armour value, meaning they're built for dishing out damage, not taking it. We're excited to see how new Norse Coaches plan around the team's weaknesses and exploit their strengths."
The Norse DLC pack comes with new types of players, including the Ulfwerener. With their high Strength and their brutal Frenzy skill, the Ulfwerener are werewolves that encourage damage-dealing plays. The Norse Big Guy is the Yhetee, who are a vicious Snow Troll with claws built for shredding high armoured players. There's also going to be two Star Players joining the team; Icepelt Hammerblow, Yhetee, and Wilhelm Chaney, Ulfwerener.
Will you be playing as The Norse in Blood Bowl 2? The Undead, the Necromantic and the Nurgle will soon be available too.