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Backbreaker Football: Tackle Alley

Free update to bring new content.

SAN FRANCISCO and OXFORD - November 24, 2009

NaturalMotion, the animation technology and game development studio behind the euphoria engine, today announced that Backbreaker Football on the iPhone is to receive brand new content in the form of a free update. Since its release in early October, the hard-hitting arcade football title became a number-one hit in multiple territories and features unrivaled 3D visuals and console quality animation. The forthcoming update will introduce a brand new Challenge 6 including 10 all-new waves, as well as much-requested "Pro" and "Hardcore" modes, taking the iPhone/iPod touch gridiron action to a whole new level.

Included in the free update:

• Pro Mode – Take the field against tacklers with increased and enhanced AI, for the fiercest and most bone-jarring tackles yet.

• Hardcore Mode – The ultimate test for Backbreaker experts. Fight past the new Pro tacklers… with just one life!

• Brand New Challenge 6 including 10 all new waves . Our best wave designs yet!

• Backbreaker Helmet – Can you beat the developers’ scores? If so, the ultimate trophy can be yours.

“After Backbreaker went live, we read literally more than a thousand reviews and listened to all the feedback,” said Torsten Reil, CEO NaturalMotion. “This free update addresses the two things fans wanted more than anything else: more waves and a greater challenge. The tougher AI, new waves and enhanced tackles make you play in a whole new style, and it feels great.”

Backbreaker Football is designed and published by NaturalMotion and developed by Ideaworks3D, a world leader in mobile technology, application and game development. It is available now for download on the App Store for the price of $0.99.

About Backbreaker Football

Inspired by a mini-game taken from NaturalMotion’s Backbreaker (in development for Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3), Backbreaker Football on the iPhone/iPod touch is an intense, arcade football experience. Using accelerometer controls and on-screen buttons, the player must sprint, juke and spin past waves of oncoming defenders, racking up point combos and score multipliers on their way to the endzone. Through Facebook integration, players are able to see how their high-scores stack up against their friends’.

View the action of Backbreaker Football here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeIPMWEAkTI

About NaturalMotion

NaturalMotion Ltd. is a leading entertainment software company with offices in Oxford (England), San Francisco (California) and Seoul (Korea). 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, Codemasters, THQ, CCP, Bioware and many others. Backbreaker, the company’s first in-house game is currently in production.

Download NaturalMotion’s endorphin LE for free and join the 190,000-strong animation community at http://community.naturalmotion.com.

Rob Donald, PR & Marketing Manager, NaturalMotion

+44 (0)1865 250 575

Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint for NaturalMotion



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