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Backyard Football 08 Kicks Off to Retailers Nationwide

October 23, 2007

Backyard Football '08 Kicks Off to Retailers Nationwide

#1 Kids' Football Video Game Features Tom Brady as Highlight Player

Humongous, Inc. announced today that Backyard Football 2008, the newest installment of the best selling youth football video game franchise of all time, is being released on the Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The only children's video game endorsed by the National Football League (NFL) and PLAYERS INC, Backyard Football '08 includes all new gameplay, graphics, and environments and features New England Patriots all-pro quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP, Tom Brady as the cover athlete.

"Backyard Football '08 is a great game for young fans not quite ready for the complexity and seriousness of adult football games," said Brady. "Backyard Football combines the authenticity of real football with crazy situations kids love. It's hilarious to see animated, kid versions of me and other players in the game."

In addition to Tom Brady, Backyard Football '08 comes loaded with kid versions of other current NFL Superstars -- Peyton Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Urlacher, Reggie Bush, Michael Strahan, Shaun Alexander, Frank Gore, and more. The game features all 32 NFL teams, 10 wacky Backyard teams, and has options for creating custom teams and players. Backyard Football '08 combines realistic NFL plays and strategies with wild arcade style power moves and comical scenarios so kids learn the fundamentals of football while having fun. Multiple levels make it easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for even die-hard football fans. Backyard Football '08 lets young fans choose the style, location, pace, and strategy of the game and is kid-friendly and non-violent.

Backyard Football '08 is rated "E" (for everyone) by ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99 for the Wii, $29.99 for PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo DS, and $19.99 for PC.

Backyard Football is part of the Backyard Sports series, the only game brand licensed by ALL professional US sports leagues: National Football League, PLAYERS INC, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, and National Hockey League. Since 1996, the franchise has sold over ten million units and has received over a hundred awards. What's more, according to an independent study, 15 percent of boys in the United States ages five to ten own at least one Backyard Sports game.

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