New Backbreaker tutorial: the passing game
505 Games and NaturalMotion have today released another “training camp” video for their upcoming American Football game, Backbreaker. The video shows off Backbreaker’s simplified passing mechanics which maps movement to the left analogue stick and the passing mechanics to the right.
This approach should make passing intuitive for the user: if you want to do a bullet pass, you simply flick the right-stick. Loft passes are done by pressing down then up on the right-stick.
NaturalMotion want to make it easy for players to scan the field and play their desired pass. Playing the wrong pass to the wrong player, however, can lead to interceptions, so players must read the situation quickly and correctly or they can expect to get a pounding.
Players can hone in on specific receivers by going into ‘Focus Mode’ by pressing the left trigger (L2 on PS3, we presume). Focus Mode improves accuracy but you won’t see that linesman coming at you. You’ll need to use this carefully or you will get sacked.
We love these tutorials at Attitude Towers, they give us a good feel for the game. Check out Backbreaker’s running game tutorial which we posted about on Friday (14th May). We hope to see more developers and publishers promote their new titles in a similar fashion.
Backbreaker will go on sale on 25th June and will be a GAME exclusive in the UK. Pre-order now and you can save £10 off your purchase.