The Fight Night series may be undergoing some re-tooling, but that doesn’t mean Electronic Arts doesn’t have a pugilistic game coming to retail. Quite the contrary, the company today shipped FaceBreaker for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, an all-new franchise that’s more arcade-inspired than it is sim-like.
FaceBreaker brings back the experience of old-school arcade boxing, much like we all grew up with playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out and other games of that nature. What we played at E3 2008 was a blast, with its laugh-out-loud action and over-the-top characters, going so far as to let players import their own face and then “doctor it up” before placing it on the body of an in-game boxer.
FaceBreaker drops gamers into a world of stylized graphics and ego-wielding characters who pummel their opponents with a barrage of cartoony blows to the face and body. Fortunately, as cartoony as the action is, it still incorporates real-time facial deformation.
Facebreaker carries a $49.99 price on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
DailyGame hopes to have a review of FaceBreaker in the weeks ahead.