Fight Night 3 bobs, weaves to PS3

[UPDATE] EA's punching bag headed to Sony's next-gen console; new Get in the Ring mode, ESPN integration will be exclusive to system.

In the least surprising boxing statement to be made since "Mike Tyson is batty," Electronics Arts today officially announced a Fight Night game for the PlayStation 3. Gamers have been all but certain the franchise was headed to the console since Sony's pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo 2005 conference, when a live tech demo of the game was shown as EA's centerpiece of the event.

Of course, the only thing not certain was the game's title, seeing how Fight Night Round 3 has been out for the current-gen systems and the Xbox 360 since early this year. Though some gamers thought EA may punch out Round 4 for the PS3, the game will, in fact, be titled Fight Night Round 3.

That's not to say it will be the exact same game. FNR3 for the PS3 will feature some exclusive content, including a mode known as Get in the Ring; details on the new feature were not available. Also in the PS3 version is ESPN integration, which can currently be seen in newer EA Sports games. [UPDATE] EA gave GameSpot some first details on Get in the Ring. The mode could be perfect for those who love the idea of getting punched in the face--it will be entirely in first-person. More details to come later.

Fight Night Round 3 for the PS3 is scheduled to be released in North America and Europe this holiday season and is currently in development at EA Canada. EA did not mention whether or not the game would be a launch title.

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wendhell
wendhell

TELL YA'LL WHAT TO PUT AN END TO THIS TOPIC.... THIS GAME IS NOT GONNA MAKE IT TO THE PS3.. NOW, WRITE MY WORDS.. MEMORIZE.. THEN EAT IT.. I JUST KNOW SO... YES I DO.

PoopTete
PoopTete

i looked at the screen shots on ign.com and they look exactly the same as the 360 version. 600 dollars for the same system. oh and the first person mode in the 360 was dissapointing (the mode that you went into when you threw a haymaker) so if its anything like that, screw it

earl8034
earl8034

do u have to play with the tilt sensor or can u play regularly and is the only camera mode u can play on is first person or can u change that

LawWeikle
LawWeikle

The Get in the Ring mode is going to be a disappointment. The biggest flaw Round 3 had was the size of its roster. Too bad they didn't fix that.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Launch title? It could be I think. I wonder if it will be.

_Sam_
_Sam_

should be great with the motion censor!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

First Person Boxing with no rumble?:roll:

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

If this game uses the motion sensing well I may get it.

tiqnawi
tiqnawi

[UPDATE] EA gave GameSpot some first details on Get in the Ring. The mode could be perfect for those who love the idea of getting punched in the face--it will be entirely in first-person. More details to come later. This is definitely related to motion sensors...^^ Imagine, the opponent punches you, but of course there is no rumble in the PS3 controllers...wait, the screen probably (RUMBLES), and the second punch can be avoided with the motion sensors capabilities

Bathyj
Bathyj

I'd like a mode where you hold a controller in each hand and punch. Your hands in game would mimic the position of the controllers. I dont care who you are, thats fun. Till my arms get tired.

neoand12
neoand12

Yeah phSychO_AtDawn Nothing astonishing, boring, kinda like the Xbox 360.

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

wow, this game is going to be waaay better than the 360 version(PS3 fanboys).Nothing astonishing.boring.kinda like the PS3...

iebubu
iebubu

folks this game is almost a year old, does it really matter?

thekey
thekey

Well from the looks of this artical, it's only going to be a more indepth first person mode, which I really don't care for in a boxing game so it will NOT totally own the 360 version.(even if it does by the time this game surfaces on the PS3 Fight Night round 3 for the 360 will be a year old so who cares?) But it's good to see that EA has made an effort to put some half baked features for the PS3.

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

That's not to say it will be the exact same game. FNR3 for the PS3 will feature some exclusive content, including a mode known as Get in the Ring; details on the new feature were not available. Also in the PS3 version is ESPN integration, which can currently be seen in newer EA Sports games. [UPDATE] EA gave GameSpot some first details on Get in the Ring. The mode could be perfect for those who love the idea of getting punched in the face--it will be entirely in first-person. More details to come later. My Response: Finally my dream has come true for a fighting game to include first person Action..... Now if street fighter and tekken are next...im all set. HAHAHA

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

It's going to be good but how do you automatically know the features of the game just from an article about an incomplete version? Better than the 360 version just because it's PS3 does not make sense at all.

popsadent
popsadent

Lazy again. EA ports an old game instead of making it from the ground up for the ps3. why not FNR4 instead of FNR3:ported. well i guess its to be expected being its ea and the football games just get new case covers.

eiru
eiru

Meh boxing is crap

neoand12
neoand12

Agreed SWANN2099, Charlie2688 and Furbyballistik .

SWANN2099
SWANN2099

I'm very glad that I decided to wait for the PS3 version. with these new options, this will make FNR3 even more better than the Xbox 360 version, and I agree, I hope that you will be able to use the First-Person view online. That would be just "2 Kool."

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

i personally think for this game the PS3 motion sensor owns 360 rumble...i mean what could be more intuitive to block than to move the pad in the direction of the punch? although i will miss the rumble...

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

Please, please, PLEASE let the first-person view be used online!!!

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Cool Fight Night Round 3 is a great game! The graphics are great too!

Plays_4_Pants
Plays_4_Pants

nothings exclusive these days. but who cares.

abdu4
abdu4

NOT BAD, I HOPE IT COSTS ABOUT $49.99(HOPING)

Mikality3005
Mikality3005

I wonder if they'll bring George Foreman or Mike Tyson in the game?

robboh
robboh

Graphics will be very nice. Gameplay, well it's EA, so not so good.

blacktorn
blacktorn

360's rumble pwns ps3s tilt-sensor

fodonico
fodonico

If it pack the awesome graphics of that Demonstration at E3 2k5 then sign me in.

Furbyballistik
Furbyballistik

wow u guys really like to ruin my day! i dont even have to read these crap comments from u guys anymore! it seems like u xbox fanboys will say anything and everything to bash on the ps3 and TRY to persuade people into buy the 360! wat? are u mad that the ps3 version gets extra content? wat u jus want people that have waited a year, like me to play sony's next gen system to not want to play it and play your cheaper version?? ive already played the game, and it was alot of fun...but i didnt get deep into it cuz i wanted to play the real game on ps3!! you kno wat? im tired of wastin my time on you guys...if u got nuffin nice to say, dont say nuffin at all

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

sorry for dp but it would be cool in first person if you tilt control to dodge someones jab.:D

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

This game is actuallly just a showpiece for your system. It looks nice for a launch title on all systems which is only a good reason to buy it.

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

YAY! Buy this sure-to-be port! Fund EA to help take over more game developers! Anyway, now that I am done preaching, FN3 is not all that fantastic in the first place. It is very repetitive one you fight, oh, the first 10 boxing matches. I recommend that you rent the thing first and play it for several days. I think only a few will want to continue to play it after that.

SyluxElite
SyluxElite

nice even more of a reason why the ps3 is better than the 360

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Get in the Ring sounds like it might have something to do with the motion sensing...it would be great if it does :D!

kinglink2
kinglink2

yeah, if ever there was a game that could use rumble it was this. But hey.. .motion control is... umm umm good?

balindos
balindos

I have it on the 360 and recommend all PS3 owners to get this games, it is alot of fun, but this will be a game where rumble would be cool but still it is really fun either way.

chrisphil1724
chrisphil1724

Wow, Fight Night Round 3.5..... I'll wait for Fight Night 4 of the Xbox 360 thank you very much.

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

Future PS3 owners pick yourself up a copy. Its awesome