FaceBreaker is EA’s New Boxing Franchise for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

EA has finally announcd the first new boxing game since Fight Night Round 3. The catch? It ain’t Fight Night Round 4.

Rather than continue on the path to achieve absolute realism only Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are capable of running on, EA Canada has developed an all-new boxing intellectual property with sylized cartoon graphics and an arcade flair. Yes, folks, the new “face” of EA’s boxing is FaceBreaker.

Available sometime this year on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 *and* Nintendo Wii, FaceBreaker “offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style, including Romeo, a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts, and Molotov, an oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face to create a realistic likeness using Photo Game Face, and go toe-to-toe with a real-life friend or foe.”

“We’re very excited to announce FaceBreaker, an all-new franchise from EA SPORTS that is fun, fresh and innovative,” said Peter Moore, president, EA SPORTS. “FaceBreaker reinvigorates one of the great genres in sports videogames. Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry, and this game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product lineup. In no time at all, you’ll be picking up the controllers and knocking your opponent around the ring, smashing faces, and having a riot.”

We’ll reserve judgement until seeing FaceBreaker in action, Peter. But it sounds a heck of a lot like a copout to ensure development dollars can be recouped through software sales from three consoles rather than two.

Prove us wrong.

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