EA Sports Announces A "Darker, Grittier" Fight Night
The Fight Night franchise has always claimed to boast boxing simulators and while that philosophy hasn't changed, EA now wants to focus on the grittier side of the sport.
Enter Fight Night Champion, recently announced by EA Sports and intended for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. EA's Andrew Wilson has guaranteed fans a look at the dark side of boxing; i.e., a "grittier and darker game" with action that "truly conveys the brutality of the sport." The first screenshot is right here; it depicts champ Manny Pacquiao with a swollen eye and a fair amount of blood. The developers will offer fans a "refined physics-based animation system" and a new "Full Spectrum Punch Control" mechanic. And while we all know the game will boast an online mode of some kind, EA Sports only spoke about the new direction for the franchise and the single-player campaign. Currently in the works by EA Canada - the same team that gave us Fight Night Round 4 - this new title won't be ready until next year, but it's bound to garner plenty of attention in 2010. The sport in question may have suffered a big drop in popularity over the years but EA's boxing video games have done quite well.
...maybe because this is one of the few sports that seems a lot more fun to play in a virtual environment.
Related Game(s): Fight Night Champion
7/20/2010 9:11:46 PM Ben Dutka