10tacle gets Ready 2 Rumble

Multinational publisher picks up comical boxing license; fighting specialists AKI developing first R2R game for "various videogame platforms."

When the Sega Dreamcast launched in 1999, one of the must-have titles for the console was Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, a humorous look at the sport of boxing. The game later made its way to other consoles and spawned the 2000 sequel Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, but little has been heard from the franchise since.

Now it appears Ready 2 Rumble is coming out of retirement thanks to a new manager. 10tacle Studios, publishers of the GTR series and Warfront: Turning Point, today announced that they are resurrecting the license.

10tacle did not make any formal game announcement today but did reveal that the new Ready 2 Rumble game, due for "various videogame platforms," will be developed by AKI Corporation. The developer has plenty of brawling experience under its belt with games such as Def Jam: Fight for NY, Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generations, and several WCW titles.

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ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

People bashing EA are living under a rock. Have you not seen the games they've put out this year? They're great.

mrkame16
mrkame16

"will be developed by AKI Corporation" AS LONG AS ITS NOT MIDWAY MAKING THE GAME I THINK ITS GOOD NEWS. AKI has an excellent wrestling engine.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Great...EA gets a chance to ruin another gaming franchise by overseeing this project. I am not sure if another publisher is on this, but since EA made Def Jam: Fight for NY, I would assume they are overseeing this too. Which means that they could certainly take everything fun out of the game, then charge us for it later. On top of that, they will force the developer to rush the game to market and then we will also have a crappy version of the game, which will then ruin the nostolgic feeling you get when you see this game title... Thanks...

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Great...EA gets a chance to ruin another gaming franchise by overseeing this project. I am not sure if another publisher is on this, but since EA made Def Jam: Fight for NY, I would assume they are overseeing this too. Which means that they could certainly take everything fun out of the game, then charge us for it later. On top of that, they will force the developer to rush the game to market and then we will also have a crappy version of the game, which will then ruin the nostolgic feeling you get when you see this game title... Thanks...

Autolycus
Autolycus

the story picture makes me laugh everytime...whats it from?

fuzzibluedude
fuzzibluedude

bring it out on the PS3 i love that game best boxing game ever.... Afro man rocked .

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

I hope the Wii gets a version. Glad to see some competition because Fight Night has been completely dominating.

penuin3
penuin3

Man I loved the R2R series... Such a fun game to play. If they can keep up the fun factor, I'll really have to consider this one.

LinconSixEcho
LinconSixEcho

Are we gonna see another Michael Jackson boxer like in the Dreamcast version of Round 2? Either way, I am looking forward to it.

snowman9
snowman9

I have been thinking bout this game and i hope the new one will be great as Round 2

gurubigmac
gurubigmac

ive always liked R2R boxing so cant wait

motang
motang

Crossing my fingers for a Wii version (with the total wiimote and nunchuck support). :-D

easye1982
easye1982

I think I have to agree with you on that nobeaner. I loved this on the DC!

nobeaner
nobeaner

This might be the only boxing game I am interested in.

tdfury
tdfury

go AKI make this game a hit a show those fools who are now doing def jam icon how games should be made.

Chi-You-Man
Chi-You-Man

Never Tried the Sequel, it was a DC game and a DC game alone :)

funhabbit
funhabbit

As butcher Brown might say Oh yeah Oh yeah. Hopefully "Big" Willy Johnson is in it as well

Daytona_178
Daytona_178

The version on the PS1 sucked! But the dreamcast version was godlike!

GrimBee
GrimBee

When this came out on the dreamcast, I felt so cool having the most powerful console - and the effects on this game were awesome. Today, they suck. But even with original xbox 1 graphics - this game would look good, the programmers of this game really got the best out of the dreamcast. If this was on the wii, this would be an incredible game. EA's fight night round 3 is fantastic, but there is only so much that you can do in a boxing game, as a sequel. And that is update its graphics. For this game to update its comic graphics to that of EA's standard, it would be a bit silly. Which is why I think they should concentrate on a wii game, getting the most out of the fantastic wii hardware and it will be one HECK of a cool game.

ninja929
ninja929

I remember having lots of fun with this game, especially pummeling my cousin countless amount of times...Can't wait to see how it turns out

daveg1
daveg1

i had both games on the dreamcast so i would be excited to see what it would be like on the 360 or ps3.

Eggshnyne
Eggshnyne

It would work well on Wii. Plus I remeber playing this game when I first got a PS2, I thought that it was pretty fun, until my dumb PS2 broke!

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

Well, AKI can't ruin it any more than Midway did. Good idea, bad execution...

dmastor
dmastor

I LOVE THIS GAME I HOPE THEY DON'T TRY TO DO TO MUCH

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

"It world be great for the wii" Took the words right out of my mouth...or fingertips...or something. Whatever the case is, you are right. I also want my words back. There could be tears.

Thundrone
Thundrone

It world be great for the wii

JoEsMhOe
JoEsMhOe

YES! Cannot wait to play as Afro Thunder again.

Irve
Irve

could be cool

Lobezno_D
Lobezno_D

This is going to be to tight. Aki is one of my favorite developers for brawlers. I loved their NWO games back on the N64.

LakeView9480
LakeView9480

It was a great series... hopefully theyll stick it on the Wii and have like a Wii Sports boxing style mode.

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

... hope they put the DS in their "varios videogame platform" list

Sadnap
Sadnap

Make Michael unlockable again!

cyberwasteland
cyberwasteland

i hope they keep it simple and light hearted instead of making an uber complicated game. they oughta keep it fun.

ffgothic
ffgothic

I had the first game on the PS1! It was pretty good, glad to see it come back.

ninjutsuwarrior
ninjutsuwarrior

Smokey6996 is right about what a lot of people are saying here. FightNight and R2R are 2 totally different games of boxing. One for arcade fun and the other for realism. Thats like comparing Grand Turismo vs. Burnout or NFL2K5 vs Blitz...(notice I didnt say Madden)...but anyway if they make a 360 version I hope it will have online play.

Dreski83
Dreski83

classic game no doubt, but if they hook it up on something like the DS I'd be pretty happy if it turned out right. Maybe even a create yer boxer mode where you can take the players online would be really slick

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

It should be in good hands. I hope it's gonna be hilarious.

crithon
crithon

I think it's for the better if sometimes franchises come out every 5 years or so. Makes it more special when they return, instead of churning out a annual series where we would just get bored of them. I really want to see them make a better sequel then just Ready 2 Rumble Round 2, that was just an underwhelming sequel especially on the PS2 Launch.

playa42018
playa42018

AKI should take R2R away from Boxing and turn it into a MMA-style game. Let's face it, AKI is known for their fighting/grapple system.

htiek50
htiek50

I LOVED THIS GAME ON THE 64 SO VERY MUCH :o)

demonlord6696
demonlord6696

i played R2R on dreamcast. it was yet another lame, overrated game that everyone loved. Aki needs to get back to wrestling games not this or those dumb Def Jam games. Their N64 wrestling games were awesome