Milton Keynes, UK– April 14, 2011 Prepare yourself for the ultimate gridiron showdown! 505 Games and NaturalMotion Games announced today that Backbreaker: Vengeance , the next chapter in the genre-changing Backbreaker franchise, will smash through on to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system for Microsoft this summer.
Backbreaker: Vengeance takes the intensity and AAA appeal of the original Backbreaker Football console game and combines it with the pick-up-and-play nature of the multi-million selling iPhone games to create a whole new one-of-a-kind sports experience for digital download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360. It takes as its inspiration the wildly popular“Tackle Alley” mini-game in Backbreaker Football to deliver an all-new arcade slant on football.
Backbreaker: Vengeance marks the first time the series has been available as a digital download via Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, featuring non-stop, hard-hitting arcade action; bone-crunching tackles; and tons of swagger from end-zone to end-zone. Unprecedented, hard hitting tackles (with no pre-canned animations) and jaw-dropping graphics complement the distinct pick-up-and-playability that proved so infectious with Backbreaker Football’s“Tackle Alley” mini-game.
“ Backbreaker has caught the imagination of the world with its fresh approach to the sports genre. Backbreaker Vengeance for Xbox LIVE Arcade focuses on the aspects of American Football our fans love: incredible euphoria animations, gut-busting collisions, deceptive juke maneuvers and a pick-up-and-play feel,” said Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion.“This brutal spiritual successor to the beloved Tackle Alley will show gamers across the world that when it comes to delivering no-frills football action, Backbreaker: Vengeance is where it’s at.”
Since its arrival on the mobile platforms in 2009 and on console in 2010 the Backbreaker franchise has garnered over 6 million fans across the world, testament to its proudly accessible approach to American Football.
Whether you takedown or touchdown…it’s Vengeance!
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About 505 Games
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. Launched in the U.S. in 2008, 505 Games publishes quality interactive entertainment on all handheld, mobile and console gaming platforms, offering a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.
For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com
About NaturalMotion Games
NaturalMotion Games is a digital publisher of high-end, accessible games for connected new platforms, combining advanced technology and graphics with accessible, social gameplay. The company’s acclaimed franchise, Backbreaker, unites the visual fidelity of a console sports game with truly accessible gameplay, creating a new breed of interactive entertainment on a handheld device. For more information on NaturalMotion Games, visit www.naturalmotiongames.com.
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