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X2 Football 2009

Now available, an iPhone footie number with mo-cap animation and a "virtual analogue joystick".

X2 Games, the hothouse side-label of world-leading handheld developer Exient, has announced that its debut title, X2 Football 2009, is available now on Apple’s App Store at a price point of £3.99 UKP, $6.00 USD and €5.49 Euro. X2 Games draws on its parent company’s decades of experience in creating handheld titles across a comprehensive range of formats to create defining and experimental games for digital distribution platforms and the first result is X2 Football 2009: the definitive iPhone and iPod Touch football game.

X2 Football 2009 combines cutting-edge visuals with a simple to use yet advanced and versatile control method, and allows players to compete in ten different tournaments with national football teams. Over 490 motion-captured animations bring the in-game footballers to life with unprecedented natural detail and gameplay is enhanced by an attentive adaptive camera, tuned to keep its eye on the action at all times. Complimenting the visuals is an advanced control method, honed by the development team’s years of experience working in the handheld gaming space. An on-screen virtual analogue stick provides a greater freedom in player movement and positioning than seen in any previous iPhone football title and three carefully weighted action buttons are calibrated to allow precise measurements in shot power, as well as a wide palette of available ball commands. Rounding off the in-game features is full spoken commentary on all the action, voiced by a professional football commentator. With a suite of gameplay modes, ranging from training to single match to entire tournaments, X2 Football 2009 marks the arrival of home console football production values and play mechanics for the iPhone gaming platform.

Phil Bradley, production manager, X2 Games comments: “As a team, we’ve been working on handheld sports titles for over a decade and we have utilised all of that experience to create X2 Football 2009.” He continues: “from our motion captured players to the professional football commentary, we’ve worked hard to bring a true home console football game to the iPhone and iPod touch. On top of this is a new control method been developed with the experience gained from football game iterations across just about every handheld platform you could name. With all these features in combination, we’re confident in saying that X2 Football 2009 is the definitive football title on its platform and as such, the best kick-off for X2 Games we could have created.”

X2 Football 2009 will be available on the App Store from Friday 5th June and will be priced at £3.99 UKP, $6.00 USD and €5.49 Euro. A trial demo will also be available shortly.

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About X2 Games:

X2 Games is an offshoot project from one of the global videogame industry’s most successful handheld developers. Drawing on decades of experience and taking advantage of new platforms and digital distribution methods, X2 Games is a hothouse for the rapid development of cutting-edge game design with production values in line with the best of home console titles. For more information, visit

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