12:41 PM - September 8, 2011 by MMChrisS
NFL Rivals, a new NFL licensed version of Natural Motion's hard-hitting Backbreaker franchise, launched today on the Android and iPhone platforms for $2.99.
Coinciding with the sport's real kickoff, NFL Rivals offers a unique scheduling feature that pits teams against their real-life opponent for that particular week. Playing as the Tennessee Titans in week one? Expect to face an onslaught of men in teal running roughshod through Jacksonville's stadium thanks to NFL Rivals' GameDay feature.
NFL Rivals is no simple reskin of past Backbreaker mobile games. Natural Motion CEO Torsten Reil assures fans of the series that, "all the content in NFL Rivals is new, from Waves to Challenges to social features."
Other social features include a 32-team online leaderboard that keeps track of which NFL team is scoring the most points globally.
So whether you're a veteran of Backbreaker's previous cellphone outings, or entering the franchise as a rookie, NFL Rivals looks ready to improve upon Backbreaker's mobile user base of seven million players.
Here's a lengthy gameplay clip: