News: Stick and move! STICK... AND... MOVE!
Do you miss the antics of Punch-Out!!? Well does EA have a game for you. They have announced that they will be throwing their hat back into the boxing ring this year with FaceBreaker. Developed by EA Canada, FaceBreaker is not a new game in the Fight Night series, but is instead a funny take on the sweet science.
FaceBreaker will not feature real boxers, but instead, colorful personalities like Romeo, a "Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts," and Molotov, an "oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty." Sounds a lot like Don Flamenco and Soda Popinski doesn't it? Players will also be able to put themselves in the game by uploading a photo of themselves with EA's Photo Game Face mode.
FaceBreaker will also include "real-time facial deformation." While raining blows upon your opponent, their face will change to show the punishment. EA has also said fighters will be able to flaunt their talent by tying one hand behind their back to "add ultimate humiliation to your bout." So awesome.
?We're very excited to announce FaceBreaker, an all-new franchise from EA Sports that is fun, fresh and innovative,? said Peter Moore, president, EA Sports. ?FaceBreaker reinvigorates one of the great genres in sports videogames. Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry, and this game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product lineup. In no time at all, you'll be picking up the controllers and knocking your opponent around the ring, smashing faces, and having a riot.?
We'll have more on FaceBreaker soon.