Backbreaker: Vengeance will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, and what a long, strange trip it has been. Backbreaker was an American football game that boasted a realistic body-physics engine, but failed miserably both critically and commercially. However, one of the minigames in which you rushed as far as you could for points while avoiding or flattening tacklers was used as the basis of an iPhone game, Backbreaker: Vengeance. After the sequel was released on iPhone, publisher 505 Games and developer NaturalMotion have announced the XBLA version of the iPhone title.
"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 manoeuvres 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."
Check out the announcement trailer below.