Backbreaker Update, Codenamed Greathouse, Blitzes Xbox 360™ and Playstation 3® Today

Milton Keynes, UK 4th August, 2010– 505 Games and NaturalMotion Games announced today that Greathouse, the forthcoming update to their revolutionary, euphoria-powered football game, Backbreaker, is available for download on Xbox LIVE ® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system. The update introduces brand new features, gameplay enhancements and dozens of important tweaks, resulting in a greatly enriched Backbreaker experience.

Major features in Greathouse include:

    <*>Brand new replay system with the addition of seven fully functional cameras, including free flight mode and a cinematic‘ball-lock’ option. <*>An additional 110+ plays adding up to twice the number of offensive and defensive plays, including an additional nine formations. <*>Improved Quarterback camera view and passing game. <*>A user-catch system, giving the player a much greater level of control over the on-field action. <*>Comprehensive review of the penalty rulings following an analysis of reported errors.

The Greathouse update is available for download on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Backbreaker, developed by NaturalMotion Games and published worldwide by 505 Games, is the world’s first truly live sports title. Utilizing the studio’s own euphoria engine, Backbreaker brings a revolutionary in-game animation system to the on-field action, meaning no two tackles will ever be alike. Backbreaker is available on Xbox 360 TM and PlayStation ® 3.

Download updated assets from the press site, and check out all the community generated action at the official Backbreaker flicker page. Additionally, be sure to stay up-to-date with Backbreaker news, updates, videos and much more on facebook and youtube.

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About NaturalMotion Games

NaturalMotion Games is an Oxford, England based game studio, shortlisted as‘Best New Studio’ by Develop. Formed in 2006, the studio’s goal is to create a revolution in interactive entertainment by employing the animation technology created by its parent company, NaturalMotion Ltd. Already featured in world-class games Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, NaturalMotion’s euphoria engine can now be found powering the studio’s debut tile Backbreaker on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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.

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