Speedball 2 Tournament
||This article needs to be updated. (November 2010)|
|Speedball 2 Tournament|
|Publisher(s)||Frogster Interactive Pictures|
|Genre(s)||Futuristic sports game|
Speedball 2 Tournament is a sequel to the Commodore Amiga futuristic sports video game Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe originally created by The Bitmap Brothers, published by Frogster Interactive Pictures and developed by Kylotonn.
As of 26 July 2007, the official site states the game will feature fully customizable male, female and droid players, and a virtual marketplace for unlockable in-game content. The game will also feature live streaming of ranked matches, as well as live sports commentary and developer interviews.
The game also features a subscriber-based "Gold" mode in which players are granted access to worldwide officially ranked leagues.
Public interest in a modern remake of Speedball 2 was rekindled by a high-profile Half-Life 2 modification, SourceBall. The SourceBall project began development in November 2004, and garnered interest from both Valve Corporation (many of whom claimed to be fans of the original Speedball 2), and from Mike Montgomery of The Bitmap Brothers. SourceBall was featured in a Steam News article broadcast to the Steam community, and was used by Valve in their 2005 presentation at The Gathering in Norway. Following a change of leadership in early 2006, development on the SourceBall project ended, but public demand for a new version of Speedball 2 remained high.
In October 2006, Frogster Interactive announced that it had secured the rights to remake Speedball 2. Frogster has slated for release in Autumn 2007, and on April 27, 2007 released a trailer for Speedball 2. For the production of Speedball 2, Kylotonn assembled a new team of game designers and programmers. As eminent advisor and lead producer, Mike Montgomery from Bitmap Brothers is supervising all steps in the development of the game.
The title was changed to Speedball 2 Tournament in November 2007.
On 5 November 2007, Kylotonn and Valve released information that they would distribute the game via Steam and the end of November, 2007. The game has since been delisted from Steam, though no official announcement or justification for this seems to have been published.
- SourceBall - An Ultra Violent Sports Modification for Half Life 2
- Will someone PLEASE make a Speedball 2 HL2DM mod? - Steam Users Forums Archived April 18, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
- Speedball 2 Tournament Pc Game Download Template:Working Link
- Speedball 2 Tournament hits Steam this November - Joystiq