News: Don King Presents Prizefighter is coming next Spring.
Back in 2006, Take Two revealed they were working on a boxing game with the working title of Boxing 2K7. Well, with 2K7 coming to a close in three weeks, that title had to be changed as today 2K announced Don King Presents Prizefighter for the Wii, DS and Xbox 360. Prizefighter, which 2K describes as "the most realistic boxing simulation" will be released next Spring.
Prizefighter will be developed by Venom Games, the team behind Rocky and Rocky Legends. The game will also feature a unique "documentary-style" presentation and 2K promises it will be more than just a night at the fights. In addition to the in-the-ring action, "players will be responsible for building a career by overcoming adversity, avoiding temptation, and balancing their commitments to train and promote, all while focusing on the goal of ultimately winning and defending the title belt."
?The combination of real-life fight scenarios, story-driven gameplay and photo-realistic graphics will set this title apart from the competition,? said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. ?Our goal has always been to deliver the most engaging and realistic titles, and Don King Presents: Prizefighter will exceed these expectations. Based on the game's innovative features and high-profile fighters, this title will be a ?must have' for any sports gamer.?
"In all my years working in professional boxing, I have never seen anything come as close to recreating the thrill, the intensity, the courage and the spectacle of the sport," said legendary boxing promoter Don King. "Don King Presents Prizefighter is more than a game - it is a glimpse at what life is like in and out of the ring for these incredible athletes."
Each version (Xbox 360, Wii and DS) of Prizefighter will also be built from the ground up to take advantage of each system's hardware capibilities.
We'll have more soon.