Debut Fight Night Round 4 gameplay trailer

Even after we reviewed Fight Night Round 3 back in 2007, we couldn’t get enough of the game. We ruthlessly beat on our friends and loved ones with sneaky jabs and devastating haymakers for months and months after the game’s release.

The attention in Fight Night Round 4 is not focused squarely on graphics anymore (not that the visuals haven’t received some extra love) — accurate physics are this installment’s big innovation. No fight will be the same with an all-new 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. The new physics system allows for missed punches, glancing punches, knockout blows and for the first time ever, rough and tumble inside fighting. Fatigue, adrenaline, footwork and timing all come into play as you hammer away at your opponents.

We’re now elated to bring you the first gameplay, courtesy of IGN, displaying the evolution of video game boxing.