Mastertronic announced today that Speedball 2 HD is now available on PC for $9.99. From original developers The Bitmap Brothers and Jon Hare’s Tower Studios comes a faithful high definition remake of the peerless ‘90s classic. Players will relive those epic Speedball memories with a brutal mix of handball, football, and ice hockey, punctuated by super power-ups and tactical switches, all brought together by Appster’s ‘2013 Indie Developer of the Year,’ Vivid Games.
Players choose their team, lock them in and then get ready for ruthless action! Players can manage and upgrade their Speedball team with full player transfer market across four planets and new formations. Featuring 330 team members to choose from and six new arenas, the ultimate mission is to assemble a Speedball team to win the Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest prize in galactic sport back to Earth. Points are earned by injuring opponents as well as scoring goals, so let the carnage begin!
Jon Hare said:
“Retro style PC games are a growing trend. Many of today’s game developers, like Vivid Games, grew up in the 8- and 16-bit eras and enjoy using their talents to breathe new life into old classics. We have all enjoyed working with Mike Montgomery to bring back the magic of the original Speedball franchise with enhanced mechanics and features for the modern gamer. Speedball 2 was one of my favorite games on the Amiga, so when Mike offered it to me to work on I couldn’t turn it down. We have done great things with Speedball in recent times at Tower Studios and now we have Speedball 2 HD, the best version of this classic game ever to grace a PC screen.”
Mike Montgomery added:
“Working on the original The Bitmap Brothers games, it becomes apparent how much of those games are still relevant today. It’s been a fascinating journey translating the original Atari ST game for modern engines but with that said, Speedball 2 HD is as strong and addictive as ever before.”
Developed by Vivid Games and designed, directed and produced by Jon Hare with Mike Montgomery, Speedball 2 HD is available now on Steam with a 20% discount.