BACKBREAKER KICKS OFF NEW AMERICAN FOOTBALL SEASON WITH XBOX LIVE DEMO AVAILABLE TODAY

Milton Keynes– 21st May, 2010– Global video game publisher 505 Games and developer NaturalMotion today announced that the demo for the highly anticipated American football video game Backbreaker is now available on Xbox LIVE for Gold level subscribers. A Backbreaker demo on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 will also be available soon. Players can now hit the gridiron and test the hard-hitting, explosive action before the game hits shelves on 25th June, exclusively at GAME stores nationwide.

Players can choose from one of six teams to play in exhibition mode, under various weather conditions in the San Francisco stadium. The demo preps players for an explosive season as Backbreaker’s training camp mode helps sharpen running, passing, kicking and tackling skills before they step onto the field. Players can train further for the full Backbreaker experience with the Tackle Alley mini game. Already a popular download for iPhone and iPad, Tackle Alley gives players the option to play solo or test the split-screen local multiplayer function as they try to gain yards and avoid sacks and tackles.

When Backbreaker hits the shelves on 25th June, players will be thrust into the middle of the action on the football field like never before. As the first sports video game to feature NaturalMotion’s critically acclaimed Euphoria engine, Backbreaker offers realistic, physics-based motion, crisp high-definition graphics and a camera angle that follows the perspective of the player. Revolutionizing the way American football games are played on this generation of consoles, Backbreaker features an intuitive pick-up-and-play control scheme in Arcade Mode, with the more challenging Pro Mode turning off AI assists.

Backbreaker will be published by 505 Games on 25th June, 2010 exclusively at GAME for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For all of the latest information, please visit the official website at: http://www.backbreakergame.com

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Direct link to demo:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/offers/0ddf0001-0000-4000-8000-0000464f87dd?cid=SLink

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About 505 Games Ltd.

505 Games is a multi-platform interactive video games company that publishes titles across the globe. Founded in 2006, 505 Games has offices across seven territories around the world, with six in Europe and one in the United States.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK and is dedicated to the publishing and distribution of computer and video games across the EMEA and Australia regions. The current portfolio includes

the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA II, and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk

About NaturalMotion

NaturalMotion Ltd. is a leading entertainment software company with offices in Oxford (England) and San Francisco (California). The company produces the widely-adopted animation technologies euphoria, morpheme and endorphin, used across the game and movie industries by companies such as Rockstar Games, LucasArts, Disney, 505 Games, THQ, CCP, Bioware and many others. Backbreaker, the company’s first in-house game is currently in production. For further information please contact Rob Donald, PR&Marketing Manager at NaturalMotion on +44 (0)1865 250 575 or visit http://www.naturalmotion.com.


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