Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that "Fight Night Round 4" is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, and will be available for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 in 2009. One of the most exciting features of the game is the re-appearance of Mike Tyson after more than a decade of his last video game appearance.
Kevin Wilkinson, executive producer of EA Sports, said that "Fight Night" is back with the most realistic "in-the-ring" experience till date, featuring some of the greatest boxers (read: Mike Tyson) in history. For the first time in history, "Fight Night Round 4" will give gamers an opportunity to pit legendary heavyweights like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali against one another. He added that "Fight Night Round 4" will change how boxing games are played and measured in the future.
Featuring a re-written gameplay engine, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 will add a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time. Pressure your opponent with the brawling inside style of young Mike Tyson, bobbing and weaving to set up powerful hooks and uppercuts. Capitalize on Muhammad Alis reach, hand speed and fleetness of foot to bewilder your opponent with lightning fast jabs and straights from the outside. For the first time in history, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 gives you the opportunity to pit these legendary heavyweights against one another and name a true champ.
No fight will be the same with an all-new physics-based animation system that recreates the full spectrum of true-to-life punch impacts, giving boxers a devastating arsenal of punches, blocks and ring movement. The new physics system allows for missed punches, glancing punches, knockout blows and for the first time ever, rough and tumble inside fighting. Fatigue, adrenaline, footwork and timing all come into play as you hammer away at your opponents.
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 will be available for the Xbox 360 system and the PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system and ships to retailers in 2009. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.