Milton Keynes, UK– <01 June 2011> - Prepare yourself for the ultimate gridiron showdown! Following the recent announcement that Backbreaker: Vengeance - the next chapter in the genre changing Backbreaker franchise -will be unleashed on Xbox® LIVE Arcade this summer , 505 Games and NaturalMotion today confirmed that Backbreaker: Vengeance will be availablePlayStation® Network in EMEA, bringing PlayStation®3 owners in Europe their fix of the hard-hitting action.

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, and now also for PlayStation®3 via PlayStation® Network. The game takes its inspiration from the wildly popular“Tackle Alley” mini-game in Backbreaker Football to deliver an all-new arcade slant on American football.

Backbreaker: Vengeance marks the first time the series has been available as a digital download via Xbox® LIVE Arcade and PlayStation® Network, featuring non-stop, hard-hitting arcade action; bone-crunching tackles; and tons of swagger from end-zone to end-zone. Unprecedented, hard-hitting tackles using NaturalMotion’s euphoria engine 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 players around the world with its fresh approach to the sports genre. Backbreaker Vengeance focuses on the aspects of American football our fans love: incredible euphoria animations, gut-busting tackles, deceptive juke maneuvers and a pick-up-and-play feel,” said Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion.“This intense spiritual successor to 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 six 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

505 Games is a global publisher of video games, publishing games for all ages across multiple platforms including, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, PC download, Facebook, iPhone®, Xbox LIVE®, and PlayStation®Network.

505 Games has offices in key territories around the world to publish and distribute its library of successful titles which include ArmA II, IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the Cooking Mama World series, Naughty Bear, Backbreaker and Zumba Fitness.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes– UK, with international offices in Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Los Angeles (U.S.A). A further network of key distribution partners based in Nordic territories and Australia enable global distribution of 505’s titles.

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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

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