Backbreaker Sequel Gets Europe-Only PS3 Release

Backbreaker: Vengeance, the minigame sequel to the more popular elements of last year's Backbreaker, will release on Xbox Live on June 29, but won't be coming to PlayStation 3 outside of Europe.

We reported back in April that Vengeance was getting only an Xbox 360 release. Apparently the terms of whatever deal 505 Games has reached allow its distribution in PAL territories. A news release said it was headed there "a few weeks" after the June 29 release.


Backbreaker: Vengeance extends the kind of gameplay seen in the "Tackle Alley" minigame on Backbreaker, which shipped as a full service American football simulation but found its best reception in "Tackle Alley." A version of that game was a strong success on iOS devices, and Backbreaker: Vengeance released on that platform back in December.

Vengeance on the iPhone allowed you to play as defensive players trying to stop the ballcarrier from reaching the end zone. That video above shows a new gameplay mode in which your opponents are also on offense; it appears to be a race to the end zone, winning by whatever means necessary.

Two weeks ago, NaturalMotion Games released Icebreaker another sports minigame that showcases the full-contact nature of its sport.


Pricing was not mentioned in the 505 Games release.

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And people were complaining and whining about Tales of Vesperia not being ported to the PS3... wow...

This just boggles the mind. I guess there could be an audience in Europe, but exclusively? whoa