VIDEO: Xperia Play exclusive BackStab gameplay footage

BackStab, the Xperia Play exclusive title coming from Gameloft, is due to be released this Friday, 15 April 2011, and the French developer has released a tantalising video of gameplay footage.

Looking like a cross between Assassin's Creed and Pirates of the Caribbean, the game is a third-person action adventure, where you get to play Henry Blake, a former British naval officer who's turned to piracy after been betrayed and jailed.

It features a detailed open world environment, and allows you to climb, run and sneak around while utilising a mixture of close-quarters-combat and ranged weaponry.

It'll be an Xperia Play exclusive for a month, and will then start to appear on other platforms, including iPad 2.