Whether you like him or lump him, Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is box office in the world of football.

That's probably why Digital Artists Entertainment, together with developer Biodroid, has just announced the release of brand-new title Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle for the iPhone.

Based on the shapely form of the Portugese hitman, the gameplay combines a rhythmic soundtrack with touchscreen controls, allowing the player to execute all sorts of ball-based tricks using your thumbs.

There are five modes for you to compete in: Hype Endurance, Time Attack, Freestyle Battle, Don’t Drop the Ball, and Freestyle Showdown.

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These feed into 25 challenges in six world locations to overcome and new items to unlock, allowing you to customise your very own Cristiano Ronaldo with shorts, T-shirts, shoes, sunglasses, and even hairstyles.

You can also download two new locations.

Indeed, the fella himself has opined, "Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle is a great game and a unique opportunity to play alongside me … accompanied by an awesome soundtrack.

"People all over the world can enjoy this fun game anywhere and everywhere. No matter where they go, I’ll be freestyling with them!"

Android and iPad versions are also in the works, and will be out on December 22nd and early 2012, respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle is available now for iPhone, priced at $2.99 / £1.99 / €2.39.

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