BackStab: Exclusive Gameloft Game For Xperia Play

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is set to be released in the UK next Thursday, and mid-April in the USA. Sony Ericsson have really been upping their marketing receently to promote the release of this exciting new mobile console/phone. The latest news is that the Play will be launched with an exclusive game from Gameloft titled "BackStab".

The game will be exclusive for 1 month, but the press release doesn't mention if it will come free with the game, although I expect it will. The game graphics do look really nice, and much imporved on the normal "copy and paste" graphics you tend to find in Gameloft games of late. Full press release and yummy pics after the break!

Gameloft to Launch BackStab Exclusively on Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY PARIS - Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of downloadable video games, is teaming up with Sony Ericsson to take the next step in immersive gaming on a smartphone with its newest stunning action/adventure thriller, BackStab, on Xperia PLAY. The game will be available exclusively on Xperia PLAY devices for one month, capitalizing on Xperia PLAY's outstanding graphic capabilities and revolutionary controls. "We are truly excited to continue our support of Xperia Play with an exclusive release of BackStab, bringing the action adventure experience to a new level," said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president Publishing of Gameloft. "We already have a strong line-up for Xperia PLAY and its capabilities as a fully enabled smartphone with dedicated gaming controls make this device one powerful contender in the gaming space." "We are delighted that Gameloft have chosen to launch this stunning new title first on Xperia PLAY. BackStab sets a high benchmark graphically and technically for gaming on a smartphone and it is a fantastic addition to the fast growing portfolio of quality releases for Xperia PLAY", said Steve Walker, Head of Marketing for Sony Ericsson. Set on an 18th century Caribbean island, BackStab is an epic story of revenge. Hero Henry Blake has been falsely accused of treason and will go to all means to seek vengeance on his British jailers. With a game play mixing action and adventure, BackStab incorporates an open 3D environment for free roaming. Coupled with dynamic combat systems and counter-attacks, missions include side quests and activities such as duels and races. Gameloft will have 10 games available at launch with two of those titles, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline and Star Battalion embedded on the device. BackStab will be available Q2 2011.