EA sends word that Oscar De La Hoya will be the cover athlete for Fight Night Round 3
for the Xbox 360 and the PSP, They've also released a
kicking demo of the Xbox 360 version which you can download via the
marketplace on Xbox Live. I played one round and the game is
pretty good looking. You can open up a wound one someone's face
and then watch it bleed and swell over time. It's nearly a 500MB
demo so you might want to break out a book while you download it.
Thanks to Major Nelson
for the tip on the demo.
ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST OSCAR DE LA HOYA AS COVER ATHLETE AND SPOKESMAN
FOR EA SPORTSâ„¢ FIGHT NIGHT ROUND
3 FOR XBOX 360 AND PSP
CITY, Calif. â€“ January 4, 2006 â€“
Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that Oscar De La Hoya will serve
as cover athlete and spokesman for EA
SPORTSâ„¢ Fight Night Round 3. Olympic gold medalist, former WBC &
WBA super welterweight champion, WBC welterweight and super lightweight
champion, De La Hoya is recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters
in the world and will be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for the Xbox
360â„¢ system and PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward
will grace the covers of the game for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment
system and XboxÂ® videogame system from Microsoft.
â€œItâ€™s exciting to be contributing to
a project that pushes the popularity of boxing to a new level and to a new
audience,â€ said De La Hoya. â€œEA SPORTS Fight
Night Round 3 is so realistic anyone can pick up the game and learn
about the actual sport while having a fun time doing it. The visuals in the game
are so amazing. You can actually see the emotions on my face change throughout
SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 brings
the most intense boxing videogame experience to the virtual ring. Film-quality
graphics and innovative gameplay establish EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 as one of
the best-looking and playing Xbox 360 sports game on the market.
Developed by EA Chicago, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 is scheduled
to ship in February 2006 for the Xbox 360, PSP, PlayStation 2 and
The gameâ€™s official website is www.fightnightround3.com.