EA Sports announces Fight Night Round 4

We’re sure a lot of you were concerned that EA’s new boxing title, Facebreaker, was going to take over their entire boxing division leaving those of you that are fans of the Fight Night series in the cold. Well, as of today, that is no longer a concern for gamers around the world who enjoy the Fight Night series as EA Sports has officially announced Fight Night Round 4. The title is expecting a 2009 release right now and anybody who has taken the time to enjoy a Fight Night game can tell you that they’re great boxing experiences. Below is a portion of the press release set out today in order to describe the upcoming title.

Featuring a re-written gameplay engine, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 will add a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time. Pressure your opponent with the brawling inside style of young Mike Tyson, bobbing and weaving to set up powerful hooks and uppercuts. Capitalize on Muhammad Ali’s reach, hand speed and fleetness of foot to bewilder your opponent with lightning fast jabs and straights from the outside. For the first time in history, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 gives you the opportunity to pit these legendary heavyweights against one another and name a true champ.

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 very excited to find out how they’ll implement the ability to make every fight unique to itself and we can’t wait to test this product out down the road. For those of you also concerned about the "new cover, same game" approach, take a seat in the back as the Fight Night series has always been known to deliver the knockout punch worth paying for.