AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – June 15, 2010 – Global video game publisher 505 Games and developer NaturalMotion today announced that the demo for the innovative football video game Backbreaker is now available on PlayStation ® Network for PlayStation ® 3. The first football video game available this season, Backbreaker puts players on the gridiron to experience hard-hitting, explosive action and unique, on-the-field gameplay like never before.
After downloading the Backbreaker demo, players can choose from one of six teams to play in exhibition mode, under various weather conditions in the San Francisco stadium. The demo gets players ready for a mind-blowing season as Backbreaker’s training camp mode helps sharpen running, passing, kicking and tackling skills before stepping onto the field. Players can train even harder for the full Backbreaker experience with the Tackle Alley mini game. Already a widely 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.
Backbreaker thrusts players into a stunning football experience featuring NaturalMotion’s critically acclaimed Euphoria engine. As the first sports game to utilize Euphoria, Backbreaker offers realistic, physics-based motion, crisp high-definition graphics and a camera angle that follows the perspective of the player. Revolutionizing the way 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.
Rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, Backbreaker is available now for an MSRP of $49.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3. For all of the latest information, please visit the official website at: http://www.backbreakergame.com/
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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. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360 TM , Sony PlayStation ® 2, PlayStation ® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii TM and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.
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, , 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 .