Mike Tyson chews his way onto the PS2
It was recently announced that Mike Tyson will be making his way onto the PS2 with Codemasters’ Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing. The game is set to be released April 2002 and will include a few other big name boxers for Tyson to gnaw on.
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing will give the player the ability to play in either the third or first person viewpoint, as you move through the game unlocking additional moves and tougher challenges. Your ultimate test will be at the end of the game when you have unlocked all the features to fight with the sharp-toothed star of the game. You are also able to create up to four boxers that you can develop throughout the game.
"My kids talked me into doing last year’s PlayStation game, and now that they’ve got their new consoles, they want to see me on those too. So it’s cool Codemasters wants to continue with the Tyson games," says Mike Tyson on his continuing involvement with Codemasters. "The ideas for the new game sound awesome and it’ll be good to see me going face-to-face in a heavyweight only game."
Kids? Wow, it’s amazing children can survive in a cannibalistic household such as the Tyson residence. They must not be able to hear the videogames, but that’s another issue, I guess.
"Tyson’s a remarkable global presence and this game is full-on total heavyweight championship boxing. We’ve got the right elements to create the definitive, most playable boxing game to date," says Jon Hare, the project’s Lead Designer. "We learned a lot from the production of the original Tyson game and with that experience, and the fresh approach Atomic Planet will bring, I’m confident we’re onto a real hard-hitting winner."
The game is supposed to appeal to fans of boxing titles and deliver a title that is true to the sport. I guess the only question now is whether X or square will be to dodge Tyson’s vicious bite ear combo. Hmm…I guess it’s just early to know for sure yet.
10/11/2001 Matt Stensrud