Punch-Out!!

Punch-Out!!

2009

System
Wii
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Next Level Games

8.4

Game Rating

User Ratings: 54

Our Review: 9/10

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December2009

  • News And The Most Pirated Wii Games Of 2009 Are...

    Plumbers, boxers, islands and zombies top the list

    BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated PC, Xbox 360 and Wii games of 2009. Modern Warfare 2 takes the overall scurvy cake at over five million downloads, with four of those on the PC side. But how about Wii? Unsurprisingly, the biggest Wii game of the year happens...

  • Feature For Your Consideration - Punch-Out!!

    Why Little Mac needs your vote to rise to the top!

    As part of our Game of the Year Awards, Nintendo Life is inviting you to choose one game as your Reader’s Game of the Year. You can vote for anything released on a Nintendo platform in 2009, be it WiiWare, DSiWare, Wii or DS, but you only get one vote, so use it wisely! To remind you of some of...

July2009

  • News Next Level Games: We Want to Make Punch Out!! 2

    ...but don't expect a straight sequel

    Punch Out!! Wii was pretty sweet, so news of a sequel is welcome indeed. Bryce Holliday of Next Level Games - the developer behind the pugilistic masterpiece - has gone on record saying that he'd love to create a follow up, but those of you expecting a traditional sequel which merely updates the fighter roster...

  • News Why Silence is Golden for Nintendo

    Nintendo explains the tradition of why their characters rarely speak.

    Nintendo's heroes such as Mario, Link and Samus rarely ever speak, aside from the old 'Wahoo' and other grunts. It is rare to find a Nintendo game with recorded speech; however Punch-Out!! on the Wii had it. The game's producer, Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe had this to say:...

  • News Punch-Out!! Gets Date Down Under

    Exclusively available at JB Hi-Fi on August 27.

    Hey Australia, Nintendo here. How's it going? We've got some great news for you today! We understand if you feel like you keep getting the shaft on new releases, like with our nostalgia-party Punch-Out!! that people seem so enamored with. Hey, did you see North American Club Nintendo members that...

May2009

  • News Punch-Out!! Tourney Now Officially Worth Competing In

    Elusive and possibly magical pink hoodie up for grabs

    Remember that Punch-Out!! tournament on Saturday at the Nintendo World Store in New York? Well, things just got a little more interesting. For the truly video game fashion-conscience, GoNintendo unearthed a tantalizing tidbit from the official WVBA Boxing Twitter feed with pictures of Lil' Mac's...

  • News Punch-Out!! lesson with Doc Louis

    Doc Louis steps into the ring for a second live-action commercial.

    A second live-action commercial for the upcoming Punch-Out!! game has surfaced, centred this time on long-time coach Doc Louis. Played by Isiah Whitlock Jr. (best known for his role as Clay Davis on HBO's The Wire), Doc demonstrates the game's motion controls and take a pummelling...

  • News Little Mac in live-action Punch-Out!! commercial

    Conclusive proof that pink jumpsuits make everything cooler.

    Nintendo have released a hilarious new live-action commerical for the upcoming Punch-Out!! game on Wii, featuring real-life professional boxer Paulie Malignaggi in the role of Little Mac. Maybe it's the lack of a focus-group-approved family montage talking, but I'm almost positive that...

  • News More Details on Nintendo's Punch-Out!! Challenge

    Nintendo wants Wii fans to get ready to rumble!

    You might remember that we reported on this Punch-Out!! Challenge earlier this week, but Nintendo has issued a press release that contains a wealth of new information regarding the event. You can check out the full press release below for more details on the event, complete with time, date, and...

  • News NYC Nintendo World Store Hosting Punch-Out!! Bonanza

    Buy your copy early and watch arcade pugilism at its finest

    Finally, a reason to get out of the house! Fake boxing gets serious at the NYC Nintendo World Store from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, as the shop will host a Punch-Out!! tourney. Thirty-two competitors will duke it out for the World Video Boxing Association title and custom trophy,...

April2009

  • News Official Punch Out!! Site Reveals New Brawler

    Nintendo is being SUCH a tease, you guys!

    We already know that many familiar faces will be returning in the Wii version of Punch Out!!, but Nintendo has confirmed that new characters will be present also. The Punch Out!! website now has a little teaser online which shows the outline of a new challenger, along with the words 'Coming Soon'. Could Iron...

  • News Mike Tyson is Entirely Oblivious to New Wii Punch Out!!

    ...and reveals that he's rubbish at the NES original

    Former boxing champ and part-time ear-biter Mike Tyson was in the original NES Punch Out!! - this you probably already know. However, when he went off the rails Nintendo quickly removed him from the game in order to avoid upsetting the wee kiddies. They even scrapped plans for an intergalactic...

  • News Wii Punch-Out!! Head to Head Screenshots

    Check out the Head to Head action in Nintendo's upcoming Wii Punch-Out!! release!

    We were fortunate enough to get our hands on some brand new Wii Punch-Out!! screenshots showing off the game's Head to Head mode in action. As you can see in the shots below, the split-screen action looks solid and offers both players the same fighting perspective...

  • News New Punch-Out!! Details

    With the release of Punch-Out!! rapidly approaching, new details are starting to emerge.

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Punch-Out!! is the next big title from Nintendo. With its May release date fast approaching, new details are starting to emerge. With that, our friends at Nintendo Pad have compiled a list of noteworthy data that may appeal to you...

  • News New Wii Punch-Out Screenshots

    Want some new Wii Punch-Out screenshots? We've got a few!

    We were able to get our hands on a group of brand new Punch-Out screenshots for the upcoming Wii release. As you can see, the game is shaping up quite nicely and looking like the Punch-Out game Wii fans have been hoping for. The screens show King Hippo, Von Kaiser, Disco Kid, and Glass Joe...

March2009

  • News Balance Board support confirmed for Punch-Out!!

    Nintendo Italy lets the cat out of the bag.

    Nintendo of Italy today published a press release confirming Wii Balance Board support for the upcoming arcade boxing revival Punch-Out!!. The article, roughly translated, confirms that players will be able to dodge left and right by shifting their weight on the Balance Board. The Board will be used in...

  • News New Info Surfaces On Punch-Out!! Wii

    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...

February2009

  • News Punch-Out!! gets May 18th US release

    Nintendo updates its USA release schedule for Wii, Punch-Out!! on May 18th, New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat on May 4th.

    Punch-Out!!™ launches May 18 and brings back all of the fun of the beloved, classic NES® game that thrilled players in the early 1990s. Boxers battle as iconic hero Little Mac as they fight their way through a cast of...

October2008

  • News Nintendo Announce 5 New Wii Games

    Nintendo's Conference did have a few nice announcements, not all for the DS. Sin & Punishment returns... finally.

    The following five games were all announced for the first time at last weeks Nintendo Conference, being a Japanese shin-dig details are still quite thin on the ground, but here's what we know: Sin & Punishment 2 (Nintendo) 2009The...