“c45h” Nick Rask is one of the moderators on the EA SPORTS Fight Night Forums and a top ranked Fight Night Round 4 boxer. Look out for more of his impressions of the game in future blogs.
If the scandal of the Fight Night Champion “hidden ref” picture and the wave of discussion that followed afterwards were any indication, I’d say boxing is alive and well in the hearts of many.
That passion for boxing rings true throughout the hallowed Fight Night Halls of EA Canada, and it was within these halls that six men would enter intending to speak and echo the powerful voice of the Fight Night Community. And with halls that big, that mighty voice rangith’...
Last week in conjunction with ESPN, we put out a few simulations featuring Pound-for-Pound Champion Manny Pacquiao pitted against some of the best boxers of all time. Today we’ve put them together so you can offer your opinions on what might have happened in these fights that never were. EA SPORTS’ Aaron Boulding and I offer up our thoughts to stir the pot and get things going.
In the final sim we conducted with ESPN last week, we matched-up Manny Pacquiao against his May 7th opponent, Shane Mosley, in what's sure to be the fight of the year for Pacquiao's WBO Welterweight Championship. Both fighters love a good fight and don't expect to see either running from an opportunity to exchange punches in the middle of the ring.
You’ve been playing Fight Night Champion day-in and day-out for the past month with the demo and the full game and though you can’t get enough, you want more! Well, you’ll only have a few more days to wait as a new batch of Downloadable Content will be making their way to the Fight Night Store. The DLC will be released on March 29th worldwide on XBOX 360, and for PS3 users the DLC will be available on March 29th in North America/Japan and on March 30th in Europe. Here are the details:
When you add up all of the boxers, features and details included in the new downloadable content packs for Fight Night Champion, you will have in your hands a kind of interactive boxing history lesson. We’re not going back to the very beginning of the sport because things get muddled. But starting with bare-knuckle brawls and some of the legendary fighters from the early 20th century and continuing on through to modern fighters and the way they looked at earlier points in their careers, you’ve been given an opportunity re-create some iconic fights and experience some pivotal moments in the sport.
The talking is just about done and it’s time to step into the ring as Fight Night Champion makes its debut on consoles everywhere March 1st! In case you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of the game, do so through GameStop and you can enter the Virgin Gaming $10,000 Online Tournament! You’ll have until March 22nd to pick up your copy, however, the qualifying Leaderboard Challenge begins March 8th.
I just wanted to start off with a huge thanks to our rabid fighting & gaming community for their constant feedback on the official Fight Night Champion Forums. The developers have been reading the feedback non-stop and working on getting out the first Title Update to coincide with the DLC package set to launch at the same time. We are still looking at locking down the exact release date and we’ll be sure to share that with you once that has been determined.
As Manny Pacquiao prepares for his May 7th bout against Shane Mosley, you can be sure to find fans everywhere getting ready for another historical moment in boxing. For those lucky enough to be in Los Angeles this Friday however, you might want to make your way to the Nike Vault on S. Figueroa to check out the one of a kind Manny Pacquiao Experience.
We recently had the opportunity to work with the development team for Fight Night on an exclusive interview, and we are glad to share this with you.
These were answered by Jeff Atienza, the lead producer on Fight Night Champion.
XboxExclusive.com: Why have you decided to up the level brutality and level of violence?
Jeff Atienza: I wouldn’t say we are upping the level of brutality or violence in Fight Night Champion, I would say that we are making the overall visual presentation of our boxers and the damage they incur in our game to be more realistic and authentic to the sport. If you happened to catch the Pacquiao/Margarito fight a few weeks ago you will know what I mean. This year we will be pushing the realistic damage that occurs on a boxers face and body, and how that damage comes to paint the ring mat.
Now that Fight Night Champion is upon us, we’ve assembled this Starter Kit for those of you too busy, too overwhelmed or too far under a rock the past few months to consume all of the great stories, videos and other tidbits about the game.