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New Info Surfaces On Punch-Out!! Wii

Posted by Christopher Clark

Nintendo reveals more details as Punch Out!! prepares to enter the ring

Nintendo of Europe has released a few scant details on the upcoming Punch-Out!! sequel for the Wii:

The title, developed by Next Level Games (Mario Strikers), will reportedly feature a new two-player mode in which Little Mac can square off against himself.

NOE also confirmed that the title will boast 13 playable fighters -- roughly three more than the original. And it will also include Doc Louis.

Additionally, the company provides some new details about the motion-based controls (gamers can also play traditionally holding the Wii remote on its side). "Punching is a simple case of taking a swing at your opponent whilst holding different combinations of buttons. Soften them up with jabs by pressing up on the Nunchuk Control Stick when you punch, or crash home a super-charged Star Punch by holding the C or A Buttons as you let your hands go," Nintendo revealed.

Given that the Wii sequel is largely based off the NES iterations of Punch-Out!! One can only assume that most of the playable characters will be taken from that title. With Don Flamenco, Glass Joe, King Hippo and Von Kaiser already confirmed it'll be interesting to see if any new characters make the cut. Somehow I can't see Mr. Tyson returning, but that'll always be the dream... (geddit, dream, like Mr. Drea... never mind)

Punch-Out!! will be released in North America on May 18 and PAL territories on May 22. Stay tuned to Nintendo Life for more coverage as the game nears release.

[via au.wii.ign.com]

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User Comments (7)

DazzaAdmin

#1

Dazza said:

I am really looking forward to this game, I'm so pleased to hear that you can play NES style as well as Wii Sports boxing style!

Cue a series of cheaply manufactured boxing glove peripherals for the Wii coming to a store near you soon! :-p

-TR

#2

-TR said:

13 Characters? Ouch. I'm pretty sure that SPO had more...

Wiiloveit

#3

Wiiloveit said:

Awesome - I can't wait to give this Wii version a try, even though I'm not too bothered about the franchise, myself.

Supermarioman

#5

Supermarioman said:

Oh hell yes, this game looks so awsome. I love the first one and as soon as the second one comes to VC in NOA i will download it. As for controls I think I use the original controls like the NES version.

CorbsAdmin

#6

Corbs said:

It seems like only yesterday I was playing the Punch Out arcade game with those gigantic buttons and the see-through boxer. Ahhhh the good ole days. :D

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