By Quinton Miles
Continuing to give GameCube players incentives in their sports lineup, Electronic Arts revealed earlier today that the classic SNES title [i]Super Punch Out!![/i] will be exclusively included in [i]Fight Night Round 2[/i] for the GameCube. In addition , Little Mac from the [i]Punch Out![/i] series will be unlockable to take on the other 30+ fighters featured in the game.
“We grew up as fans of the Punch-Out!! series that delivered hands-down, the best boxing gaming experience of its time,” said Kudo Tsunoda, executive producer, EA Chicago. “Now we’re offering Nintendo GameCube gamers double the boxing excitement with one of the best sports titles of the past as well as the most realistic and knuckle-clenching boxing game of today with Super Punch-Out!! and EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2. This is the ultimate match-up.”
“The Punch-Out!! series defined boxing video games,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “We have a new contender in the ring that’s changing the face of boxing games. What better way to introduce our Nintendo gamers to EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 than allowing gamers to experience two boxing franchises that have had the most impact in this sports genre from the beginning of boxing games to now.”
Little Mac and Punch Out! aside, [i]Fight Night Round 2[/i] also ships for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on March 1.