'Speedball 2' downloadable on Xbox Live
The original Speedball was first released on the Amiga in 1990 and quickly became a huge success. Its sequel - Speedball 2 went on to sell over two million copies.
Developed by the world famous Bitmap Brothers, the game is expected to go live later in July, and is said to offer the same high-paced, futuristic mixture of football and rugby.
Empire CEO, Ian Higgins, said: “With its brutal and addictive gameplay, and the ability to play multiplayer over Xbox Live, we are sure this will be the definitive version of Speedball."