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  Speedball 2 HD Arrives at Full Throttle on PC
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12/05/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

LONDON, Dec. 5, 2013 –Mastertronic joined forces with two Godfathers of Britsoft to bring you an all-new version of one of the greatest games of all time,  Speedball 2 HD. Speedball 2 HD is now available on PC for $9.99.

If gaming life has a narrative, Speedball 2 plays a huge part in many stories. From original developers The Bitmap Brothers and Jon Hare’s Tower Studios comes a faithful high definition remake of the peerless ‘90s classic. Relive those epic Speedball memories with a brutal mix of handball, football, and ice hockey, punctuated by super power-ups and tactical switches, all brought together by Appster’s ‘2013 Indie Developer of the Year,’ Vivid Games.

Players choose their team, lock them in and then get ready for ruthless action! Players can manage and upgrade their Speedball team with full player transfer market across four planets and new formations. Featuring 330 team members to choose from and six new arenas, the ultimate mission is to assemble a Speedball team to win the Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest prize in galactic sport back to Earth. Points are earned by injuring opponents as well as scoring goals, so let the carnage begin!

“Retro style PC games are a growing trend. Many of today's game developers, like Vivid Games, grew up in the 8- and 16-bit eras and enjoy using their talents to breathe new life into old classics. We have all enjoyed working with Mike Montgomery to bring back the magic of the original Speedball franchise with enhanced mechanics and features for the modern gamer,” said Jon Hare. “Speedball 2 was one of my favorite games on the Amiga, so when Mike offered it to me to work on I couldn’t turn it down. We have done great things with Speedball in recent times at Tower Studios and now we have Speedball 2 HD, the best version of this classic game ever to grace a PC screen.”

“Working on the original The Bitmap Brothers games, it becomes apparent how much of those games are still relevant today,” said Mike Montgomery. “It’s been a fascinating journey translating the original Atari ST game for modern engines but with that said, Speedball 2 HD is as strong and addictive as ever before.”

Developed by Vivid Games and designed, directed and produced by Jon Hare with Mike Montgomery, Speedball 2 HD is available now on Steam with a 20% discount.

In addition, indie developers Mode 7 are offering all that buy Frozen Endzone a 30% discount to Speedball 2 HD on Steam.

Speedball 2 HD is available for 20% off the first week only at:

Steam: http://bit.ly/HNCwt5

Get Games: http://getgamesgo.com/product/speedball-2-hd

GOG: http://www.gog.com/game/speedball_2_hd

Receive 30% off Speedball 2 HD on Steam when you purchase Frozen Endzone, available here: http://www.frozenendzone.com

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Tower Studios

Tower Studios is owned and operated by Jon Hare, founding member of the legendary Sensible Software, one of the most successful European game development companies of the 20th Century. Hare’s strong games design pedigree has produced 10 titles that have reached #1 across Europe. Recently, the company has been working quietly behind the scenes with The Bitmap Brothers and some of today’s most successful digital developers, such as “Indie Developer of the Year” Vivid games to bring back old school development values into both classic remakes and new titles for the digital age.

Vivid Games

Vivid Games is one of Europe’s premier emerging independent development studios, with a passion for accessible and engaging gaming at the heart of its philosophy. Founded in 2006, Vivid Games is making a valuable contribution to the worldwide games development community. Vivid Games has become renowned for its specialization in cross-platform development, working both with licensed brands and exciting new IPs of its own. http://www.vividgames.com

Mastertronic Group

Mastertronic is a multi-platform games developer and publisher and incorporates Just Flight, Just Trains, Sold Out, Get Games and Mastertronic Games making and selling games all over the world in both digital and packaged goods formats. 25 years old this year, Mastertronic prides itself in partnering with the best developer talent around to share great games experiences with all gamers.