2K promises "most realistic" boxing game

Don King Presents: Prizefighter stepping into the ring on Xbox 360, Wii and DS

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Dec 10, 2007

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is apparently "the most realistic boxing video game simulation," according to 2K Sports. "This in-depth, documentary-style title will provide the deepest, most authentic and entertaining experience ever seen in a boxing video game."

Prizefighter is currently in development at Venom Games for Xbox 360, Wii and DS - behind Rocky Legends and, technically, Rocky (Venom Games boasts ex-Rage staffers in its ranks). The game is slated for a spring 2008 release.

According to first details on the game, players (in addition to punching faces) will establish a boxing career by training and promoting themselves. Ultimately the goal is to win and defend the title belt while a central storyline knits things together (so we%26rsquo;re told).

We%26rsquo;re not sure if legendary boxing promoter Don King is involved beyond his name being used in the title, but he has offered this quote on the game:

"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.

"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."

Courtesy of CVG.

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