First-person Fight Night on PS3

Friday 1 September 2006
Fight Night Round 3 has been announced for PS3, which has left us reeling like a mind-sick fighter on the end of a 30th round uppercut, as it's not even two years since the game was originally unveiled to tout PlayStation 3's next-generation visual clout. But, fortunately, there's also some new features added to the Sony-bound version, which at least makes publisher EA's message newsworthy.

Most interesting is the Get in the Ring mode, which expands on 360's occasional bout of first-person punchery - a momentary bonus that handed you the advantage of better knuckle-laying accuracy - and lets you fight through the whole game from a boxer's eye view. Or, as EA so eloquently puts it, Get in the Ring "allows players to live the game through their own eyes". Well, quite.

Above: Footage of Fight Night Round 3 was first revealed during Sony's mass PS3-burst at E3 2005

Set to launch in the winter (so anytime between late November and early March, then) Fight Night Round 3 on PS3 will be further beefed out with EA's new ESPN integration features, giving you live updates, radio streams and news tickers while you browse the game's menu screens.