2K Sports is once again taking the challenge straight at Electronic Arts, as the company today announced Don King Presents: Prizefighter, a boxing game scheduled to release for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS during the spring of 2008. No PlayStation 3 version was announced.
According to 2K Sports, “this in-depth, documentary-style title will provide the deepest, most authentic and entertaining experience ever seen in a boxing video game,” which basically translates to “EA, we’re gonna punch your FIght Night franchise right in the f#*!ing mouth.”
Developed by Venom Games, which created Rocky and Rocky Legends for Xbox and PlayStation 2, Don King Presents: Prizefighter will bring the realism of live action match-ups and the true tactics of boxing together for the first time. Players will be responsible for building a career by overcoming adversity, avoiding temptation and balancing their commitments to train and promote, all while focusing on the goal of ultimately winning and defending the title belt. The story will be told in a sports documentary-style narrative.
“In all my years working in professional boxing, I have never seen anything come as close to recreating the thrill, the intensity, the courage and the spectacle of the sport,” said legendary boxing promoter Don King. “Don King Presents: Prizefighter is more than a game — it is a glimpse at what life is like in and out of the ring for these incredible athletes.”
Don King Presents: Prizefighter will be available in spring 2008 for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, “leveraging the unique hardware features of each platform.” That likely means “online play” and “motion/touch-sensitive controls,” respectively.