Backbreaker: Vengeance
Backbreaker: Vengeance to Touchdown on XBLA This Summer
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505 Games and developer NaturalMotion Games have announced today that a sequel to gridiron title Backbreaker - which saw retail release last year - will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, bringing even more American football action in Backbreaker: Vengeance.

Taking its cue from the first Backbreaker and the popular 'Tackle Alley' mini-game, Backbreaker: Vengeance will deliver an all-new arcade twist on the Backbreaker formula, with heavy-hitting arcade action and bone-crunching tackles, as well as end-zone to end-zone swagger with no pre-canned animations.

“Backbreaker has caught the imagination of the world with its fresh approach to the sports genre. Backbreaker Vengeance for Xbox Live Arcade focuses on the aspects of American Football our fans love: incredible euphoria animations, gut-busting collisions, deceptive juke maneuvers and a pick-up-and-play feel,” said Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion. “This brutal spiritual successor to the beloved Tackle Alley will show gamers across the world that when it comes to delivering no-frills football action, Backbreaker: Vengeance is where it’s at.”

Backbreaker: Vengeance will be touching down and doing a little dance on XBLA in summer 2011. Check out the CG announcement trailer below.


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Comment #1 by Echo
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:25:43 PM
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Played the demo of the first game, did'nt like it. ¬_¬

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Comment #2 by thrashhhh
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:27:35 PM
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Havent played this franchise of football games but i did enjoy nfl blitz so this game should be fun

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Comment #4 by neo consumer
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:32:46 PM
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@ #3. Fail.

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Comment #5 by StillTIPPIN187
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:40:49 PM
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Madden is such a crap game.. Anything is worth trying.

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Comment #6 by Tommo
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:49:03 PM
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american football is gay

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Comment #7 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 01:50:55 PM
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lame !

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Comment #8 by taylorxxx
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:02:55 PM
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i enjoyed Backbreaker, but it looks like this is just Tackle Alley and i wouldn't pay 800 points for that. trust me, once you've seen 20 hits, or so, it loses it's affect. it is fun, don't get me wrong, but the Tackle Alley cheevs in the retail game were one of the worst parts of the game, so now they're making a full arcade game out of that? yuck.

i'll try it out, but i can't imagine what they'd bring to Tackle Alley to make it even close to what i'm sure they'll charge for it. looks like a multiplayer hint at the end, but that's a big "meh" outta me.

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Comment #9 by I X I Shock I
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:22:17 PM
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Loved Backbreaker, one of the games from last year that I still play on a weekly basis. Definitely will be getting this.

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Comment #10 by Dustinator
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:28:49 PM
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Glad the sequel will be an arcade game. Might get the developers more sales

What's with all the idiots posting here? Go to Kotaku or something

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Comment #11 by I X I Shock I
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:46:19 PM
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@10 - From what I read, not really a sequel to BB, but it's a sequel to TA. At least that's what it looks like from the BB forums.

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Comment #12 by ViNyLek
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:55:02 PM
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I've been living in US for ages now and until this day I don't see what they love about this sport? Breaks every 10 seconds? Action that lasts 5 seconds between those breaks? Always was amazed, but it did no pull me in. If I want a nice, fast paced sport I watch hockey:-P

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Comment #13 by Doombringer777
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 03:34:51 PM
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So it's just tackle alley? I love the full game (and really don't like football, I just love how this game plays) but tackle alley was really boring after the first 10 times of trying it.

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Comment #14 by I X I Shock I
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 05:42:29 PM
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@12 - Coming from an American whose national sport is baseball >_>

@13 - Dunno how much it's changing, but from what I've heard is tackle alley, but with offense and defense being playable, with versus and stuff.

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Comment #15 by EMP
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 07:07:08 PM
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@3 Get your head out of your ass LMAO!

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Comment #16 by Moe Marston
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 07:37:11 PM
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@#6, European football does not exist.

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Comment #17 by blackout529
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 08:32:57 PM
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Nice to know that you and about 12 other people in the U.S like hockey. I, on the other hand, will keep watching football and basketball...

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Comment #18 by Riphade 1
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 09:24:33 PM
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@Tommo. American Football is gay? Yeah. Cause your soccor crap is SOOOO interesting. Watching people run back and forth with a white, less weighted basketball, and have seeing those "athletes"trip over their own feet to draw fouls. Yeah. Awesome.

OT: I hated the first game. Everything about it was mediocre. Even the graphics.

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Comment #19 by cazx27
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 10:04:07 PM
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@18 i m not defending his statement but "soccer" is the most popular sport in the world so most ppl don t seem to think its crap

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Comment #20 by ckingvengence
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 10:34:49 PM
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all u americans who say football is crap (football being "soccer") are just idiots because you call a sport football when it is played with your hands

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Comment #21 by Ag3nt471986
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 12:51:34 AM
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@#3 u suck and so do the packers, go suck a packer

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Comment #22 by Riphade 1
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 02:07:42 AM
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@21. Learn some history, and look at its origin. If you'd bother to not be such a dumbass and look into it, you'd see that OUR football originated from your soccer (technically). Originally soccer was more like rugby. A usage of hands. Then when they (soccer enthusiasts) made it a no hands sport, people who disagreed, created rugby. Which is where American football comes from. We're just like rugby, but extra rules. More hand usage, and preventive padding. So really, YOU'RE the idiot.

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Comment #23 by In Flames
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 02:08:27 AM
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wow people, why all the hating on sports? if you dont support a sport dont comment on it.

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Comment #24 by EpicSure Shot
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:05:48 AM
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rather have mutant league football

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Comment #25 by ShootyJuice
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 06:48:29 AM
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I'm English and a massive football fan , Tottenham Hotspur is my team :)

But to all you people ragging on American Football , I bet if you actually took the time to watch a few games you would change your minds.
I have only been interested in it for a few years but think it's a fantastic sport, American Football is awesome , just not quite as awesome as football IMO .

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Comment #26 by doomsayer123
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 08:26:39 AM
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@22 your replying to the wrong person and hes the dumbass idiot? Oh the irony

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Comment #27 by yamayamayaamaa
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 08:59:31 AM
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"What's with all the idiots posting here? Go to Kotaku or something" - Best Quote of 2011.

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Comment #28 by ViNyLek
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 10:31:24 AM
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@#17 What do you mean 12 other ppl? And here I was thinking I was special:-P

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Comment #29 by Tommo
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 12:40:59 PM
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american football players need to man up abit.with all there padded gear on.just look at the english rugby players.real men.

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Comment #30 by HorsemanOfWar16
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 06:21:03 PM
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@29 - got that right!

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