Publisher 2K Sports, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, has announced the development of Don King Presents: Prizefighters for Wii.
Venom Games, the team behind Rocky and Rocky Legends for Xbox and PlayStation 2, will handle development of Prizefighters. According to 2K Sports, "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 realistic boxing simulation will also employ a narrative style akin to documentaries.
2K Sports did not specify how Wii's functionalities will be utilized, stating only that the developers will leverage " the unique hardware features of each platform."
"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 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."
Prizefighters is expected to be released during April 2008.