Victorious Boxers jabbing Wii this fall
Latest Hajime no Ippo slugfest coming to North America this year courtesy of XSEED.
By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot
Posted Aug 1, 2007 11:06 am PT
Not everyone had the benefit of seeing every minute of GameSpot's E3 Media and Business Summit coverage, so for those who missed the exclusive news that XSEED is bringing Victorious Boxers to the Wii, the publisher has put out an official announcement. Set for release this fall, Victorious Boxers: Revolution is attempting a more simlike approach to the sweet science than that shown in Nintendo's own Wii Sports boxing game.
Finally, an alternative to Wii Boxing!
As with two previous Victorious Boxers games on the PlayStation 2, Victorious Boxers: Revolution is based on the anime and manga Hajime no Ippo, better known in the US as Fighting Spirit. The game puts players in the sweaty boots of Ippo Makunouchi, a high schooler with bully problems who also happens to have the aspirations of a world-class boxer.
Because gamers--much like boxers--have their own preferences and styles, Victorious Boxers: Revolution will include three distinct control modes. Players will be able to hold the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in their hands and punch away as if they were the character onscreen, but there will also be a pair of less effort-intensive options. Gamers can use the Wii Remote as a pointer to target their attacks, or they can opt to bypass the motion-sensing gameplay entirely and use the Wii Classic Controller for the game.