AU Shippin' Out August 24-28: Punch-Out

Nintendo enters the boxing ring with a rehash of a classic SNES franchise.

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Punch-Out comes to the Wii for the first time this Thursday and will be exclusive to JB Hi-Fi stores around Australia. Unlike Fight Night, Punch-Out is very much an arcade fighter, featuring zany characters and cartoon-style graphics. In line with bringing the series into the next-gen, Nintendo has also added in a two-player mode and Wii Balance Board support but has sadly left out any online offerings. Check out our review of Punch-Out here.

Next up we've got Up, based on the Pixar film of the same name. Starring Carl, Russell, and Doug from the movie, Up is a platforming game that is slated to appear on all of the current platforms. It follows the trio along their adventure in South America. Expect to see Up out on August 27 (the movie launches on various dates around Australia to coincide with each state's school holidays).

August 26, 2009
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (360, PS3)
Let's Play Shops (DS)
Let's Play Mum (DS)
Skate City Heroes (Wii)

August 27, 2009
Punch-Out!! (Wii)
Up (Wii, 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, PC)
Gold's Gym: Cardio Workout (Wii)

Discussion

10 comments
illmatic87
illmatic87

heading over a friends place just to play punch-out and check it out when he gets it, might get it myself.

qubeley
qubeley

Did they strike a deal with JB? Strange that it became a store exclusive...not that I buy from EB anymore nowadays. But I do shop at Games from time to time after comparing prices...

MaryAnnBugg
MaryAnnBugg

I'm saving my money for next week which looks much better. Punch-Out!! aside, a pretty boring week.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Wow they are getting punch out now dang

auramoon
auramoon

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duffham
duffham

yesss... punch out!! ....finally!

BlackendV
BlackendV

Might check out Sacred 2 and maybe Punch out.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Sounds like somebody doesn't like the game. :o

St_muscat
St_muscat

Can't wait for Punch Out on Thursday, getting it first day :).