In a move that should surprise absolutely no one Electronic Arts announced today that they are working on a PS3 port of Fight Night Round 3. The PS3 version will get a new gameplay mode called Get in the Ring which presumably is a first person mode.
EA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BOXING GAME ENTERS THE PLAYSTATION 3 RING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH EA SPORTS FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 3
The Best-Selling Next-Generation Sports Game on Xbox 360, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 Continues to Innovate with Exclusive Features for the PlayStation 3
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 30, 2006 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 will be released for the PlayStation®3. Garnering high marks from gaming critics including receiving the first perfect score in Official Xbox Magazine for the Xbox 360™ version, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 will launch this holiday in North America and in Europe with exclusive gameplay features for the PlayStation 3.
“Gamers loved the realism of EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 when it was released on Xbox 360 because of its incredible next-gen graphics and gameplay,” said Michael Blank, producer, EA Canada. “With EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3, we want to give gamers an exciting and unique gameplay experience that will take the realism of Fight Night even further by allowing players to live the game through their own eyes. This is the closest you’ll get to trading blows with Muhammad Ali. ”
Aside from bringing the intensity and signature gameplay that the EA SPORTS Fight Night franchise is known for to PlayStation 3 gamers worldwide, the PlayStation 3 version will showcase a unique gameplay feature set including an exclusive new mode called Get in the Ring that continues to cement this title as the king of the virtual ring.
In addition, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3 will offer a comprehensive ESPN Integration package that delivers updates, scores, breaking news, radio podcasts and ESPN Motion.
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for the PlayStation 3 is developed by EA Canada. The game’s official website is www.fightnightround3.com.
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