Backbreaker: Vengeance Costs More than Backbreaker's Current Price

Backbreaker: Vengeance got an Xbox Live release date on Wednesday but no price. Now, the game's developer has followed up with one: $15 (1200 Microsoft points.) Not only is that well more than the iOS version of the game and its predecessor (99 cents each) but, as Pasta Padre points out, it's more than what you can pay for a new copy of the original game right now.

Remember, Vengeance is a sequel to the "Tackle Alley" minigame of the original Backbreaker, not the full title itself. 2010's Backbreaker currently goes for $13.99 on Amazon and at Best Buy, $12.49 or less from Half (like new) (and $17.99 at GameStop).

The Xbox 360 version of Backbreaker: Vengeance does look to carry a new gameplay mode, and it will be presented in high definition, and is playable with a standard controller, features that the iOS versions don't pack, of course. That said, 1200 MSP/$15 is a smidge steep, and the price announcement trailing the release news by two days does not look good on its face.

The game releases on Xbox Live globally on June 29. A PS3 version will follow a few weeks later, but it will be available only in Europe.

Backbreaker: Vengeance Costs More than Backbreaker's Current Price

Backbreaker: Vengeance Carries Hefty Price [Pasta Padre]