TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 16 // -- XSEED Games today announced that it has shipped Victorious Boxers: Revolution to retailers across North America. A challenging, intense boxing title exclusively for the Wii home video game system, Victorious Boxers: Revolution offers the best boxing simulation outside of stepping into a real ring. Not only will players get a chance to swing and knockout their opponents, but they will also get a great workout! Victorious Boxers: Revolution is now available for a suggested retail price of US$39.99 and is rated "T" for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
A boxing game with realistic boxing action and intuitive controls, Victorious Boxers: Revolution takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii Remote(TM) and Nunchuk(TM) to give players an authentic, real-life boxing experience. The various moves include punches like jabs, straights, uppercuts and hooks, as well as defensive maneuvers like ducks and sways. Players can enjoy several rounds with their friends or play through the deep and compelling Story Mode as they follow the story of Ippo Makunouchi, a high school student who is bullied by his classmates, as he rises to the top of the professional boxing ranks.
Various control schemes allow eager players to punch and weave with their body to make the action appear onscreen for the full boxing experience, as well as less strenuous options and even Classic Controller compatibility. The viewpoint is positioned right behind the player's transparent fighter to further enhance the feeling of being right there in the heat of battle.
-- Realistic one-on-one boxing experience, the first of its kind on the
-- Massive Story Mode with loads of in-game cut-scenes, voiced dialogue
and plenty of unlockable content including special abilities, stages
and boxers, with three difficulty settings to choose from
-- Sparring Mode with a variety of adjustable settings such as number of
rounds and knock-down limits
-- 25 playable characters to choose from, each with their own unique
special moves such as the Gazelle Punch, Shotgun and Flicker Jab, and
ability to adjust their speed, power and strength parameters
-- Four different types of control modes: Swing Mode allows the player to
punch and maneuver using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as if they are
wearing boxing gloves; Pointer Mode allows the player to point and
place a cursor on their target on screen and execute the moves with a
smaller movement of the Wii Remote; Classic Controller Mode; and
GameCube Controller Mode
-- A variety of stages/venues to choose from, including Sydney City
Arena, Las Vegas Palace and Korakuen Hall
Victorious Boxers: Revolution has already won over these gaming journalists:
"... a superb first shot at what a serious boxing game could be like on Wii, utterly blowing Wii Sports interpretation of the sport out of the water."
-Play, October 2007
"... the multiplayer mode will probably draw in non-gamers and lead to some exciting living room championships."
"... a boxing experience that's quite unlike anything we've seen outside of elaborate arcade boxing cabinets and Wii Boxing."
-Game Informer, October 2007
"... Victorious Boxers is a heavyweight in the features department: it boasts deep gameplay and an arsenal of special attacks to keep the bouts interesting."
-Nintendo Power, November 2007
"... the combination of smooth controls...and an amazing sense of atmosphere make this everything you could hope for in a Wii boxing game."
-Newtype USA, October 2007
Additional information on the title is available at http://www.victoriousboxersrevolution.com.
XSEED Games was founded in November 2004 by a small group of talented professionals, all of whom have extensive experience in the video game industry. Led by president Jun Iwasaki, the team launched several multi-million seller titles and many quality Japanese titles in multiple genres across the PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and PC platforms. More information on XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com.
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