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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fight Night to make a comeback in 2009

It seems Pacquiao still has a chance to appear in video games, even after Fight Night creators EA Chicago went down under. Through press wire, Electronic Arts announced Fight Night Round 4 will be throwing punches on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 straight from EA Canada's corner.

Bad news is, the confirmation is a little early - Fight Night Round 4 won't be out until 2009. Don't let that knock you down, though, because the positives easily outweigh the seemingly painful wait. Mike Tyson's return to the ring highlights the game's hefty list of promises.

According to EA, the upcoming fighter will stand on a new engine capable of hosting a plethora of fighting styles and demonstrating boxer differences. As such, Tyson's going to don his brawling inside style while Muhammad Ali's set to do what he does best with his superior reach, hand speed, and footwork.

In addition, Fight Night Round 4 is said to employ a "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." Whether or not it trumps Euphoria, Tyson probably has our money.

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