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NaturalMotion [devs of Backbreaker Football] working on Icebreaker

10-11-2010, 04:15 PM
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NaturalMotion [devs of Backbreaker Football] working on Icebreaker

Looks like Icebreaker is going to be a new hockey game.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6281424...dlines;title;5

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Originally Posted by Gamespot
EA Sports' NHL video game franchise is one of the most persistently lauded series in history. Its main competitor, the NHL2K series, elected to take a year off and release only a Wii version of its hockey franchise. Now it appears a third hockey franchise is coming via NaturalMotion Games.

Icebreaker crashing the boards sometime soon?
According to a BBC video profile (see below) of Oxford-based NaturalMotion Games, the developer is now working on Icebreaker, a follow-up to this summer's unlicensed football installment, Backbreaker.

In the video, NaturalMotion developers detail the work that has been done thus far on the project, which includes motion-capturing hockey players and designing the virtual skaters' look.

Although no one in the video says the name Icebreaker, when the video pans to the art designer, the Icebreaker logo (resembling Backbreaker's) is clearly visible. 505 Games published Backbreaker, but the publisher has not said anything about Icebreaker to date. As of press time, 505 Games had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter.
Backbreaker was released on the PS3, Xbox 360, and iOS. I wonder if this means that Icebreaker would be coming to iOS as well?

Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11493629

It's kind of funny that a UK based company first makes and American Football game, then an Ice Hockey game.

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01-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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Has anyone heard of anything else about this game? We need more hockey games in the store!

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01-21-2011, 01:10 PM
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Has anyone heard of anything else about this game? We need more hockey games in the store!
Soon. Kinda soon. Very soon. Extremely Soon. Soon.

(inside joke from those of us at the Natural Motion Backbreaker forums )
01-21-2011, 01:12 PM
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Hmm this could be interesting...

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03-20-2011, 08:30 PM
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Has anyone heard anything new on this yet?

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05-25-2011, 11:42 PM
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Icebreaker releases June 2 on the iTunes App Store for all iPhone versions and the iPod Touch. The app is $2.99.
Read more about the game: http://kotaku.com/5805741/backbreake...for-the-iphone

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05-26-2011, 02:35 AM
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AWESOME!! I loved backbreaker and I love ice hockey so this is an instabuy.
05-26-2011, 04:06 AM
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05-27-2011, 09:47 AM
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so ****ing pumped for this release, hurry up 6/2!

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05-27-2011, 04:18 PM
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so ****ing pumped for this release, hurry up 6/2!
Couldn't say it better myself...