Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category
  • Fight Night Champion Controls Video
    Posted December 17th, 2010 at 12:15 pm 16 Comments
    One of the most significant changes for Fight Night Champion comes with a change to the punch controls. While staying on the analogs as the default, the new "Full Spectrum Punch Controls" takes the angle the stick is pushed as opposed to completing various gestures. There will also be a heavy punch modifier taking the place of the haymaker, and personalized punch animations for specific fighters. As expected the button control scheme will remain an option as well. Hopefully being able to st...
  • Why Some Boxers Are Missing From Fight Night Champion
    Posted December 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am 45 Comments
    When the roster of 54 boxers was released last week much of the reaction focused on names that weren't included. Of course every boxer has to be signed to their own deal which is a difficult and time consuming process. Fight Night Champion producer Brian Hayes posted on the game's official forum some details on the process which makes for an interesting read. (more…)...
  • Fight Night Champion Legacy Mode Video
    Posted December 9th, 2010 at 8:00 pm 9 Comments
    While most of the talk around Fight Night Champion has been centered on the "Champion" story mode that has brought about the M rating for the game, the traditional career "Legacy" mode remains. A new producer video walks through some of the improvements that have been made for career mode. For those who've played EA Sports MMA some of the elements of the mode will be familiar but there are intriguing additions as well. Continue on to watch the video, check out the full roster if missed from...
  • Fight Night Champion Roster
    Posted December 9th, 2010 at 10:30 am 210 Comments
    The confirmed roster for Fight Night Champion includes a mix of 54 current and legendary fighters with 13 of them brand new to the Fight Night series. We know a "young" George Foreman is being offered as a pre-order incentive from Amazon and there are sure to be others in delivered as downloadable content following release of the game. Continue on for the full base roster of fighters and leave your thoughts in the comments! (more…)...
  • First Look at Fight Night Champion Gameplay
    Posted December 6th, 2010 at 5:30 pm 27 Comments
    A brand new preview of Fight Night Champion has gone up on Inside Xbox. Discussion centers on some of the improvements that have been made for the game with the new analog punching controls, flash KOs, "Champion" mode, being the first M rated title from EA Sports, and more. The glimpses of gameplay though will likely be the most valuable pieces of the video however. This acts as the first opportunity to see the actual gameplay and even includes some of the intros and the stand-up mechanism ...
  • Pre-Order Deals for Fight Night Champion
    Posted December 4th, 2010 at 4:30 pm 8 Comments
    One of the complaints surrounding Fight Night Round 4 was the tumultuous pre-release experience due to various pre-order deals and demo release dates. Tying in the demo with pre-orders turned out to be a massive mistake that stunted momentum and created confusion. Essentially there were three different demo dates dependent on whether it was pre-ordered at Gamestop and which system was in question. Thankfully it doesn't appear that EA Sports will be taking a similar route with Fight Night Champ...
  • Fight Night Champion Trailer
    Posted November 13th, 2010 at 2:06 pm 19 Comments
    Yesterday it was discovered that Fight Night Champion will be the first M rated title from EA Sports along with some news on features. They have since revealed the first trailer which includes actual game footage but as expected no glimpses of gameplay. It is intended primarily to introduce the story element of Fight Night Champion. The trailer also reveals a release date of March 1st however that could end up changing as it is a curious decision to say the least to push it out on the same ...
  • Fight Night Champion: First M Rated Title Ever from EA Sports
    Posted November 12th, 2010 at 3:35 pm 42 Comments
    Fight Night Champion will be the first ever "Rated M" title developed by EA Sports. That explicit nature and brutality will be represented not just through bloody fights but also with what is being described as mature content found in the "lifestyle and culture of boxing". This news could be encouraging or worrisome depending on how it's looked at. The game will also include improved punch controls and one-punch knockouts, physics-based gameplay, and expanded online play modes. Continue on ...