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Game Profile
INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
Wii
PUBLISHER:
Nintendo
DEVELOPER:
Next Level Games
GENRE: Sports
PLAYERS:   1
RELEASE DATE:
May 18, 2009
ESRB RATING:
E10+


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Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!

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Punch-Out!!

Super Punch-Out!!

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 Written by John Scalzo  on March 03, 2009

News: Stick and move! Stick and move!



Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on the upcoming Wii reimagining of Punch-Out!! just a little bit more by revealing that gamers will be able to play the game with just the Wii Remote turned sideways... emulating the classic control scheme found in the NES original.

What else did they reveal about the game (which will be in stores on May 18)? Check out the latest fact sheet straight from Nintendo for the scoop:

Key Information
One of the biggest names in boxing returns after a 15-year hiatus. Grab a Wii Remote controller in one hand and a Nunchuk controller in the other and step back into the ring with a modern update of the classic Punch-Out!!



Little Mac is back! Everyone's favorite underdog from the 1980s joins the best of the original Punch-Out!! cast in a modern re-imagination of the series. Players will find familiar names like Glass Joe, King Hippo and trainer Doc Louis. These boxers come to life again in cel-shaded 3-D, complete with hilarious fighting animations and back stories that capture all the fun and flair of the original Punch-Out!! games.

The motion-sensitive controls of the Wii console mean that when players throw punches, Little Mac throws punches as well. Additionally, you can control hooks and jabs by combining motion control with control-stick movement. The motion-sensing Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers turn real-life swings into on-screen punches, so anyone can play. The game can also be played with classic NES-style controls by turning the Wii Remote sideways.

Characters: Little Mac, Glass Joe, King Hippo, Doc Louis, Von Kaiser and other unannounced favorites.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Players can obtain special "Star Punches," which allow Little Mac to take more Health from his rival in a single punch.

Control Options

Motion Control (Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers)
Punch-Out!! uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to simulate throwing punches. Use the Nunchuk to throw a left punch and the Wii Remote to throw a right punch.

Classic Control (Wii Remote NES style)
Fans of the NES version and core gamers will be excited to see Nintendo has also included the option to play Punch-Out!! using the classic layout from the original NES controller. Use the 1 and 2 buttons along with the cross pad to throw hooks and jabs or to dodge.



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