Fight Night: Champion announced for PS3 and Xbox 360. Due in 2011

Fight Night Champion screenshot. Releases 2011
Fight Night: Champion has been announced for Xbox 360 and PS3 and it is due in 2011. It is the newest game in EA’s boxing simulation series.

Developed by EA Canada, Fight Night: Champion will be a full-scale, disc-based continuation of the popular boxing franchise, which has been revealed by IGN.

The graphics have been taken up a notch further than ever before, and will showcase the most realistic facial effects, body damage, blood, sweat and physics yet seen in the series.

Although not confirmed, the stick-based control scheme is looking like it will make a comeback with Fight Night: Champion, although it’s been tweaked and updated; And is now called “Full Spectrum Punch Control.” This system will not only offer newcomers the most a user-friendly and intuitive way to box, which will make this game the most user-friendly in the franchise, but it will also offer “the most realistic punching system ever seen” according to the developers.

There were also some concrete details revealed on the single-player mode.

“Fight Night Champion will break the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game,” he said. “Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step between the ropes and experience the drama, emotion, excitement and tragedy of world championship boxing.”