505 Games and NaturalMotion Games have announced the summer Xbox LIVE Arcade release of Backbreaker: Vengeance.

Backbreaker: Vengeance promises to combine the intensity of the original Backbreaker Football console game with the pick-up-and-play nature of the multi-million selling iPhone games to create a one-of-a-kind sports experience for XBLA.

The game takes as its inspiration the popular Tackle Alley mini-game in Backbreaker Football.

"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."

NaturalMotion claims Backbreaker has garnered over six million fans since its release on mobile platforms in 2009 and on console in 2010.

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