Last year, game technology developer NaturalMotion announced the foundation
of a game division formed around its first title, the multiplatform football game Backbreaker
, which exhibited the company's physics and animation tech.
Now the Oxford, England and San Francisco-based company is teasing a Backbreaker
Xbox Live Arcade sequel, dubbed Backbreaker Vengeance
on the game's official Facebook page
. The sequel is slated for a summer release.
NaturalMotion's Backbreaker 2: Vengeance
released on Apple's App Store last year, but this is the first confirmation of an Xbox Live Arcade entry in the series.
The original Backbreaker
launched on the App Store in 2009, and surpassed 3 million downloads. The game also released as a packaged game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and as a download on Android phones.
Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion told Gamasutra in an email that that the "iOS version of Backbreaker
now has more than 5 million users and has been a major success for us."]
NaturalMotion was founded in 2001, specializing in animation software such as Morpheme, Endorphin and Euphoria. Earlier this year, the company announced the formation
of a London-based mobile development studio.
The company's technology is found in games including Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
, Black Rock's Pure
and the upcoming Firefall
MMO from Red 5, among others.