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Blitz on Deathrow

SouthEnd unveil revamped future sports game

It's over two years since Swedish developer SouthEnd Interactive (nothing to do with the Essex seaside town of the same name) announced Blitz : Disc Arena, a violent future sports game which we described as "Unreal Tournament meets Speedball with frisbees". Things had gone rather quiet of late, but today all has been revealed with the announcement that Ubi Soft will be publishing the game this autumn. Now going by the name of Deathrow and headed exclusively to the Xbox, the full contact sports game sets you the task of winning brutal four vs four matches, either by scoring points or simply battering the other team into submission, Shaolin Soccer style. "Deathrow has the perfect combination of aggressive hand-to-hand combat, third person action and cooperative team play to appeal to action, fighting and sports gamers alike", according to Ubi "who you calling" Soft's Anne Blondel. "This is an incredibly competitive game that will definitely pump up your heart rate as you experience all of the intensity and action it has to offer." Players will be able to choose from any of 13 teams, select a squad from the 130 plus characters on offer, and take them through the game, developing their abilities from one match to the next as they gain combat experience. Deathrow will also sport an eight way multiplayer mode, allowing two teams of real live players to battle it out across the game's fifteen unique arenas, which will feature more than just cosmetic differences. Throw in all the usual Xbox bells and whistles (bump mapping, reflections, specular highlights, MP3 support, kitchen sink) and SouthEnd could be on to a winner. Related Features - SouthEnd Interactive interview

Source - press release

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