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Try your hand at Backbreaker on Xbox Live

Posted by: Chad at 5/21/2010 6:31 PM
We've been receiving a steady stream of details for 505 Games Backbreaker.  The launch date of June 1 is nearly upon us.  The good news is that a playable demo is finally available.  Unfortunately, it's only available for Xbox Live Gold Members right now.  It's only a 415MB demo that you can get by clicking here.

Odds are Silver Members will be able to try it next week. PS3 players will get a demo "soon" but no definite date was set.  Let me know what you think about it as I'll be anxious to get my hands on the demo when it hits the PSN in the near future.


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

Players Can Now Take the Field in the Groundbreaking Football Video Game

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - May 21, 2010 - Global video game publisher 505 Games and developer NaturalMotion Games today announced that the demo for the highly anticipated, innovative 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 stores nationwide on June 1, 2010.

Backbreaker is the first football video game available this season. Players can download the demo and 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 further train 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.

When Backbreaker hits retail outlets June 1, 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 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 launches nationwide on June 1, 2010 for an MSRP of $49.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Players can add the demo to their queue by visiting the following link: http://tinyurl.com/27o7q6w. For all of the latest information, please visit the official website at: http://www.backbreakergame.com/

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™, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii™ 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.

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, 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.