Speedball II Brutalizes Xbox Live Arcade

Empire Interactive has issued a press release announcing the upcoming release of an Xbox Live Arcade version of Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Bitmap Brothers’ 1991 “combat sports” classic.

Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe puts players in control of team Brutal Deluxe as they vie for the championship of the titular Speedball league in the year 2105. The sequel to the 1988 original, Speedball II adds a number of gameplay refinements and enhancements to the Rollerball-
esque gameplay of the first Speedball, including increased team size and bonus score multipliers.

The XBLA version of the game promises to be a perfect conversion, with additional content including a new high-definition version of the game, new teams, support for multiplayer over Xbox Live, and future downloadable content.

“We are pleased to be bringing this all time classic to Xbox LIVE Arcade,” said Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive. “With its brutal and addictive gameplay, and the ability to play multiplayer over Xbox LIVE, we are sure this will be the definitive version of Speedball.”