Backbreaker: Vengeance Is Official; Releasing Only On Xbox 360

Backbreaker: Vengeance Is Official; Releasing Only On Xbox 360

Backbreaker: Vengeance, a variant on the original Backbreaker’s wildly popular “Tackle Alley” mode, will be released for the Xbox 360 over Xbox Live this year by NaturalMotion and 505 Games. It’s exclusive to the 360.

Panned at release, then shored up with a huge patch three months later, Backbreaker as a full football title fell short of many expectations but still acquired a diehard fanbase. Tackle Alley, which was a minigame available in the retail title – later on iOS devices – was a different story. In it, a runner navigates increasingly difficult obstacle courses and avoids AI defenders on the way to the end zone.

In December, Backbreaker 2: Vengeance hit the iPhone, adding in a mode where you play the defender trying to bring down the runner. This teaser video shows a few features I didn’t see in Vengeance’s mobile version (sliding, the blocking dummies, teammates assisting you). But whatever goes in the final release, it will be on Xbox 360 only.

Backbreaker: Vengeance Preview [Cheat Code Central]


  • Also the last frame that is shown highlights what i feel is a 4 player multi player where all 4 line up at one end of the field and attempt to make it to the other end all at the same time.. Think primary school bullrush!!!!!!!!!!

    This will be insane fun!!! The best thing is like the iOS game, I doubt you will have to know anything about gridiron so this should be a welcome treat to those who enjoyed the iOS game but did not care for the full retail release.

    I will admit, knowing what I do about the retail release and the technology involved, THIS is actually what should have been released from the start. The retail game was not polished enough and had enough bugs/issues that it turned many off the game. This however, assuming a development quality in line with the iOS title, will be a different story.

    I don’t think there is a title like this on XBLA and I am looking forward to it.

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