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Fight Night Champion: going back to basics in brutal style

Last summer, we played Fight Night: Round 4 for all of a week. Don’t get us wrong. It was a hell of a week, full of multiplayer knockouts, hooting, buckets of blood and even a little bit of hollering. And then… well, we never played it again. Partly because fighters felt a little too weedy, partly because the game’s Total Punch Control felt a bit unwieldy.

That’s why we were so pleased to see the radical changes being made to Fight Night Champion at a recent EA event. With a simpler, more intuitive punching system and the most wince-inducing, meaty punches we’ve ever seen with our eye holes, EA’s latest boxer really could be a champ.