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The Highly Customizable Backbreaker Scores June 1

So what if EA has the NFL rights through 2012? That hasn't stopped NaturalMotion from developing a highly customizable football title destined to appeal to those who just wanna hit and run.

NaturalMotion has announced a $50 price point for Backbreaker, which is now set to release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 1. In addition to some supreme physics-based animations - NaturalMotion is responsible for in-game animation tools, Euphoria, Endorphin, and Morpheme - we'll also be looking at what should be the most customizable pigskin game ever. You will have control over many different aspects of this production, including the season mode (which you can jack up to 32 games) and fully customizable teams and players. You can choose everything, right down to the logos for your uniform and the design of the end zones in your chosen stadium, so feel free to be as creative as you wish. We're awfully excited about this one; we were excited when we first heard about it several years back. It seems like Tecmo Bowl for a new generation...or you can just get Tecmo Bowl Throwback.  That's another option, of course.

Anyway, we're looking forward to cracking a few skulls and bulling our way through defenders on our way to a TD. This one oughta be a blast.

Related Game(s): Backbreaker

5/4/2010 9:03:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 10:44:50 PM
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It's so quiet in here, I hear crickets.

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:24:31 AM

I'm thumbing the first several comments down just for fun. I think the comments and the thumbs down are funny.

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Squirreldriver
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 10:57:30 PM
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*tumbleweed rolls by*

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:07:47 PM
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Whoa, I can see some spider webs in the corner.

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hehateme
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:39:04 PM
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....heyyy who ate my hamberger....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:46:39 PM
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Did somebody say something?

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Hitch
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:59:18 AM
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LOL at 5 thumbs down in a row! Will I be 6?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 1:24:09 AM

looks like u r

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Hitch
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 1:46:23 AM

Who did it world? You???

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 4:01:25 PM

Nope, I'm no troll

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jaybiv
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 1:17:33 AM
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This game has the potential to take sports video games to another level. The canned animations are what drives gamers crazy. EA needs competition like a fat kid needs sweets.

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kraygen
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 3:00:50 AM

Wait shouldn't fat kids not have sweets and shouldn't EA have competition?

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 5:02:26 AM
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Lol at first five comments. Oh Ben is gonna hate you guys XD
on-topic: Good to hear American football fans have more games to choose from... I guess.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:04:13 AM
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LOL

Best comment thread so far.

I'm gonna go back to my round of Super Street Fighter IV, then get a start on Gof of War Collection, play through God of War 3 again (the ending was just ... WOW!!) and get a start on Final Fantasy XIII.

Huh? Did someone say something about football? Isn't it that steroids and sex scandels thing on the news?

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Darthvintage
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:51:31 AM

when will capcom fix the online!?!?!?!?!?

I can't even connect to a ranked match properly.

im glad they fixed some of the characters, *cough* Zangief *cough*.

But wth normals have just about as much priority as an ex.

And some of the hit boxes have drastically changed like vegas stupid fly through air thing

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phade2blaq
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:38:48 AM
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It's too bad that we as consumers have been relegated to having no choices when it comes to football games ! It's either Madden or nothing since they signed the exclusive agreement !

Now I've been a fan of Madden since the 16-bit days and while it's been recognized as the standard in video football games, a little variety never hurt !

I think I'll give Back Breaker a look see ! It can't be no worse than the rehashed crap EA calls Madden that we've been subjected too since the 16-bit days !

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:20:36 AM
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It's only customizable enough if I can make a team of mean looking midgets. Midget teams or GTFO.

And what the heck does -1 thumb up mean?? Does that vote only count on a different level of reality?

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:05:12 PM
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Going to be watching this game for sure. The lack of the NFL might hurt it, but Madden has grown into a stale title for me.

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schillah
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 1:15:45 PM
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I dont know if I can get used to the camera views

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Rings0fUranus
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 5:11:06 PM
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i've liked this physics engine ever since i've seen it used in GTA4. running over people never got old. :)
that reminds me, someone should make a new carmageddon.

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hadouken
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:30:17 PM
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This game looks okay and as much as I love Madden a change is appreciated for once. I might rent this I can find a rent store that hasn't went out of business yet.

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