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Speedball 2 remake due summer

The Bitmap Brothers' classic brutal, futuristic sports game revived for action on the PC

The Bitmap Brothers' classic Speedball 2 is set to return in a remake due on PC this summer.

It's being revived by Frogster Interactive, which states that the remake "transforms the futuristic game setting with the help of state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed online sports spectacle".

Speedball 2 is a futuristic sports game with brutal melee combat, and was a smash hit when it released in the 1990s.

Frogster has gone on to say that the new Speedball 2 offers "international leagues, a large-scale ranking system and a virtual marketplace" and "pulls all the registers of modern multiplayer gaming action."

"Fully customisable characters from cyborg to amazon, dynamic sports battles, and continuous community support will convince sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports cracks likewise", it reckons.