More sports news folks. I read a comment or two on the PES article about how some of you out there are more into your American football. Well, how does this sound to you?
As of June 1st you'll be able to get your hands on a retail copy of Backbreaker. The game is not fully licensed, (it doesn't have the NFL or Player's Association licenses) and will retail at around $50.
It's quite something to finally have a release date seeing as how it was orginally planned for release in 2008!
NaturalMotion and 505 Games say have been working very hard on their upcoming title, and let's face it. When EA hold the NFL gaming franchise, any challenger is really going to have put the hours in to put up a decent fight.
The unique selling point (USP) of Backbreaker is the claim of physics orientated gameplay, movement and animation. Sounds dull? Well don't panic too much. NaturalMotion are famous for creating engines such as the Euphoria physics engine. NaturalMotion's technology has been use in the heart of games such as GTA IV. It's being included in upcoming Red Dead Redemption, but this the first time it has been applied to a sports environment. I've always liked the smooth and slick looking flow brought about by the Euphoria engine, so a transition to a sports title could be a great thing.
On top of this the game features high levels of customisation, allowing gamers to edit/create players, teams, uniforms, logos etc. There will be the usual 11 vs. 11 standard mode of play, as well as arcade game modes and a 32 game season.
So, to recap; Backbreaker. June 1st. $50. Check out the official link below for more information, dev diaries and trailers etc.