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'Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe' (XBLA) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2007 @ 5:11 a.m. PST

Empire Interactive announced it is releasing extra content for their Xbox LIVE Arcade title Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, starting this week with a Theme Pack, followed by the addition of four new downloadable 3D Arenas, each with three variants that gives players even more customizable options.

Over the coming weeks a steady stream of new content will be made available for download. It has already started with the release of the new "Theme Pack," containing four exclusive backdrops and a tiled Xbox blade. This week, it will be followed by the addition of four new downloadable 3D Arenas, each with three variants that gives players even more customizable options.

"Offering extra content allows users to tailor the unique Speedball experience to their own individual tastes," said Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive, "and it provides additional opportunities to increase awareness, and ultimately downloads of the full product."

Mike Montgomery, of developers Bitmap Brothers added, "The extra content dramatically enhances game play, and contributes to creating the definitive Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe package."

Widely regarded as a break-through title that took the sports genre to a new level, the Bitmap Brothers classic, Speedball, was first released for the Amiga in 1990 and quickly became a huge success. However it wasn't until the release of its sequel, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe that the title reached new gaming heights and sold over 2 million units. It is still considered by many to be one of the best games of all time.

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version is a perfect conversion of Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe but with the addition of an all-new High Definition version, more teams and downloadable content, while still retaining all the classic elements that have made it a top favorite amongst gamers.

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