EA Sports details Fight Night Round 4

E3 2009: Peter Moore takes to the stage at the EA press conference at E3 to provide more details on the upcoming Fight Night Round 4.

LOS ANGELES--Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, took to the stage at the EA conference at E3 today to announce the publisher's new lineup of sports titles.

Moore kicked things off by detailing the upcoming Fight Night Round 4, which will now ship on June 25. The game will feature improved graphics, gameplay at 60 frames per second (improved from Fight Night Round 3's 30 frames per second), more realistic blood, and sweat spray and fluid controls.

The game has been made on an improved physics engine that will be able to detect where an opponent's blows land, as well as utilize a fighter's height and reach. Players will also be able to make their fighters get up close and personal with each other, with no barrier for close-range combat.

The visual style of the game has also been improved since the last title, using a dynamics-driven system to give depth and variety to such things as muscle tone and flex, as well as a fighter's facial expressions.

Fight Night Round 4 will feature athletes Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson and is out June 25.

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TT_audi_34
TT_audi_34

I hate it how they make you just use the analog sticks while fighting. In the previous fight night games you have the option of using the analog sticks or the buttons, while in the demo you could only use the analog sticks. I hope they change that when it comes out.

hillelslovak
hillelslovak

bezza2011- the demo is a lot different than the actual game. There is a blog or forum post on the FNR4 website that explains why the demo was like that. It was basically really easy for beginners, and many things have been tweaked.

bezza2011
bezza2011

was waiting for this for ages since the last, but a big let down, the TPC is very unresponsive and like someone said if you make one miss judged touch then they will give a body punch. have you noticed in the demo that the health just seems to stay up very fast. same old game it's about time ea goes for the realism and get the stuff right. why not get all the back stage stuff in there and proper intro's and get rid of the stupid signature punch!!!! whats the point who comes up with these, has anyone ever seen ricky hatton twirl his hand round and then hit someone it aint even a hard hit and has anyone seen how slow the haymakers are. im a boxing fan and loved fight night but every year they bring out the same game just with tweak controls and graphics, UFC is a step forward in fighting sports it is time for EA to realise that we want more realism not just the mechanics but the whole world of boxing.

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

I am going to have to pass on this game. I am not a big fan of boxing games.

msudude211
msudude211

@jdog68 - You can probably switch the controls, unless they've announced otherwise.

jdog68
jdog68

EA has managed to F up another great franchise once again. First with the controls (taking away the button controls) and not to mention the unrealism. Way to go EA you just keep managing to turn more and more fans away by messing up these great games! I had it pre ordered Ill be cancelling that!

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

Lol that picture should be the other way around...:lol: It should be Pacquiao doing that to Hatton

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

ill pass, boxing games wtf

evildead7
evildead7

After playing the demo for the last few days I'd say it's a good game with the potential of being great, if they'd just add the option for button use for punches. The current TPC is a tad unresponsive and slow and even the slightest mishap on the stick can cause someone to do a bodyblow punch instead of an uppercut. I've got pretty good use TPC and can get a KO in 1 out of every 3 fights on the demo. But even so I can't stand how sluggish and unresponsive it feels. For those commenting on Project Natal being great for this game, keep your gimmicky BS out of my gaming.

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

hope it will be better than the last FN...

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

At the time of the conference I actually thought it was cool. Don't know about getting it though.

weat
weat

EA sports is removing the button controls feature and only using analog controls for Fight Night Round 4

jayo17ie
jayo17ie

Meh after buying all the fight nights 1-3 i will not be getting this game , im sick of fight night and actually think they are rubbish , they should take a note out of ufc 2009's book and look at how to make a proper game

jonzilla_basic
jonzilla_basic

FN3 was really good. I have High hopes for this one.

gmax
gmax

I thought the slowmo punching was amusing - looked kind of like rubbing your glove on the other guy's face.

jqm1978
jqm1978

Why are all these people saying the demo sucks? I thought the demo is what it is........a demo, and rightfully pretty good. New total fight control with the right analog that is pretty intuitive. I think alot of the people who are dissing it are stuck in the days of atari boxing or "ring king" and are button-mashing tools who can't move on to the twenty-first century.

swamptick
swamptick

Can't wait. Finally a game made for REAL boxing enthusiasts rather than the slow and clunky old Fight Night games. Don't get me wrong, the old FN games had their time, but the new one is great. Demo is far more realistic for those with the eye to see it.

lamprey263
lamprey263

tried the FNR4 demo, omg it was sooo bad :'( oh well, at least I have FNR3 and it's still effing awesome to play

thekey
thekey

I like the graphics but I do not like the "new controls".

mrmac1595
mrmac1595

I was really hoping for more, a counter jab rocks the screen while a big haymaker does nothing. Also landing a blow hard enough to drop them is very bland no flash or bang them just fall over. Other than that it was good enough to buy an Ali Tyson fight.

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

Played the demo and it looks interesting enough to buy as USED!

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

I know what sweat spray is? But what's fluid control? Not pissing yourself?

borninvincible
borninvincible

yeah Natal would go good... it its as good as they claim.

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

Project Natal would work great with this game.

kiddoom93
kiddoom93

i have enjoyed the demo ts great fun made it more of a boxing game imo fnr3 was too slow but they have solved that problem but im dissapointed by the lack of boxers like mayweather jr jones jr i think no khan no haye no klitschko brothers why not ea dela hoya hopkins where did they go ea cmon here

OkuLaris
OkuLaris

Awesome! will be epic for sure.

shinian
shinian

I'm stunned. The replays looked even better than in the 3rd installment of series.

MidniteShadow
MidniteShadow

WTF why is Hatton throwing a punch at Pacman !!!! NOOOO!!!! oooo and 60 frames 5 thumbs up :)

StylezT220
StylezT220

going to be so epuc...epic will become an understatement

tequilero
tequilero

Wrong photo,Pacquiao K.O. Hatton.

Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

Cannot... wait... Gonna be epic. O_O

Sharvie
Sharvie

The visuals looked great.

hhap52
hhap52

off the hook, but not my type as well

SavageM2
SavageM2

Not exactly my type of game, but it looked kind of fun.