Fight Night punches PS3s December 12

EA announces street date for pugilistic PlayStation 3 puncher, releases new screens of Get in the Ring mode.

Ever since the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, gamers have had a hunch that Fight Night Round 3 was coming to the PlayStation 3. Initially revealed through a tech demo at Sony's pre-E3 2005 press conference, the game was finally formally announced for the next-gen system in late August. However, Electronic Arts disclosed only that the game would be available "this holiday season."

Now future PS3 owners know exactly when they'll be able to punch in the faces of digital versions of Muhammad Ali and company. EA will release Fight Night Round 3 for the PS3 on December 12.

The company also released new screenshots of the Get in the Ring mode. The PS3-exclusive mode puts gamers in a first-person perspective, allowing them to see firsthand the blows that will knock them flat on their backs. Get in the Ring will also be accompanied by the appropriate audio cues, such as ear ringing, restricted vision, and blur effects.

Fight Night Round 3 for the PlayStation 3 has not yet been rated and will retail for $59.99. For more information, check GameSpot's previous coverage.

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ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

because its better and fight night round 4 hasnt even been announced......nice fud there

dandoc2
dandoc2

so their relaeasing an old game on a new console that costs £500+ - when you can buy a 360 for £190 and the game for £25 -------why would you get the ps3 so you can paly games that us microsoft owners have played months before

GrimBee
GrimBee

vegetermalestrom.. nice attitude adjustment there :) Good one. Saved me from doing it atleast (so, hows it feel to be my servant now ey?) lol, kidding. This game is a bit old now isnt it? im so confused with ea sports, i always end up waiting a year for the NEXT game to come out, because each year they seem to say "ah, the last one was CRAP compared to this NEW one!". Fight Night 3.. next year, will be fight night 4.. and on and on it goes. Im just waiting for EA to make THE definitive sports game that they never need to update because it would be so great. If boxing games are all about updated graphics? im just going to stick with the older games.. The thing with EA is that it minorly updates its gameplay, and VASTLY updates its graphics each game. I guess this is how they make their money.. For a ps3 game, i want to actually be able to TASTE the sweat you know? not just see more of it like its already shown on the 360 version. It's good that this game is at least coming out for the ps3, but for a console which is so beefy and prestigious (or so they claim), i thought the games would have an extra "schnazziness" injected into them you know? Im more excited about motorstorm and definately MGS4 rather than ANOTHER EA sports update, if the game is genuinely good though, and it plays like you wont ever want a different version.. all is good, i might purchase.. But until EA make the "punch out" (on the NES) kind of CLASSIC boxing game, i think im going to steer clear of this one, til round 4 comes out... maybe.. This game certainly wont do for sony what Ready 2 Rumble Boxing did for the dreamcast... but it does LOOK good at least.. Lastly, on looks... I think the 360 should be able to punch this game out at the same graphical quality as the ps3 version.. because, you know, the devs have nearly a full year to update the ps3 version. Only now they are getting their teeth into the cores of the 360 hardware, because the wave of next gen games is beginning (kinda like how dreamcast got loads of GOOD looking games (from the ps1 port list) then later in its life it got some INCREDIBLE looking games). The 360 is plenty powerful enough to make some freaking sweat and have real bruising effects or whatever. Unless of course the ps3 has like 5 or 6 boxers in the ring at once... THAT would be an update to be worth the price! But all this time updating an old-ish game for a super platform and all they did was update the graphics? I hope for the ps3's sake that they include loads of free-downloadable boxers and stuff, and the ability to "work out" in the gym using the ps3 pad as a barbell or something.. (well, i would hope the wii would use these functions much better..). A simple graphical update wont cut it i think. Especially since the game already looks just as good on the 360, and its been out for ages now. :)

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--yanike18-- LOL..it's also larger then a toaster oven

glinz
glinz

Given the fact that I have already played the cr@p out of this on 360 about 4 months ago, adding a couple new features is not going to justify picking this up again and that is not even taking into consideration the fact that I refuse to even think about getting P$3 until $ony drops the price of the $600 version!!!

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Neat, I suppose. Doesn't wow me enough to want and buy a PS3.

yanike18
yanike18

pridex Some of these pics look good but its not worth 60 dollars for the game and im not wasting 600 dollars on a toaster oven anytime soon Only one nextgen system runs hot enough to double as a toaster oven. (just a hint it isn't the one that's super sleek and super quiet and coming Nov 17th).

VicMackey
VicMackey

I'm not really a boxing fan. When are we gonna get a nice 3D fighter that looks as realistic as this? DOA's style is not supposed to be realistic, but DOA4 really does look like two Barbie dolls fighting, whereas when I pass FN3 on a 360 demo kiosk, I *always* think it's real people boxing for the first second or so.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

mike_mgoblue: "The Playstation 3 version of Fight Night Round 3 does NOT look as good as the Xbox 360 version of the game! But, listen to this: * Playstation 3 version does NOT include vibration in the controller!!! * A boxing game without vibration in the controller is TERRIBLE!!! * The Xbox 360 version is now selling for $39.99 * Xbox 360 version can sometimes be found on sale for $29.99 * Playstation 3 version will sell for at least $59.99 * Playstation 3 version is a RIP-OFF!!! Bottom Line: The Playstation 3 version is a waste of money!!!" . . . Boy, any article with the word 'PS3' in the title just draws you like flies to dung, doesn't it mike_mgoblue? Even though you have no intention of ever getting one. If I recall correctly, Mike Tyson's Punch Out! didn't have rumble in the controller and I thought it was a fun game but according to you it is automatically TERRIBLE!!! If it comes out for XBLA then you will probably proclaim it to be awesome in your patented hypocritical fashion. If Halo were to somehow come out for the PS3 in the future you would stop praising that game and start slamming it as sloppy seconds, wouldn't you? This game will retail for $59.99 but I remember not too long ago many posts about $80-$100 games being standard for the PS3. So far EA and Activision have set prices for their games in the same ball park as the 360 games and if they are setting this precedent then the rest of the industry will likely follow suit. For the record I agree with you that the lack of vibration in the controller will be a disadvantage for the PS3 version when compared to the Xbox360 version but that in no way relegates this good game to terrible. I look forward to less biased and more intelligent posts from you in the future. You have a good blog so please bring that type of material here and leave your posts like the one I quoted where it belongs, namely in System Wars.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

People should stop hating on it just because its on the PS3, cause you know your gonna end up buying it. I wonder how the SixAxiS will play on this game, it's gonna be sick though.

pridex
pridex

Some of these pics look good but its not worth 60 dollars for the game and im not wasting 600 dollars on a toaster oven anytime soon

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

This game looks even nicer. I wonder how they are going to push this engine even harder visual for the Fight Night 4. By the way it should be called, Fight Night 20xx. Or simply the year it comes out written with the last couple of digits.

poptart
poptart

Calm down children. I think you'll find the commodore 64 version will blow all other versions out of the water when its finally released.

viewtifuljosh
viewtifuljosh

Adultgmr77 "Highly overrated feature to any game. I turn off the rumble on ALL of my PS2 games because it's an annoyance and horrible if you play any shooters whatsoever." I wasn't aware the PS2 had any shooters. ZING! But seriously...that just takes away form the realism, much like not having rumble in a racing game. And "more often than not, only the kids reallly care about the rumble feature." Thats just straight up false because "kids" usually settle for handhelds with no rumble while most, emphasize most, of us adult gamers 18-35 prefer emmersion into the games we play. You just might be an exception. Also, BFME 2...its an RTS of course its gonna be better. BF2...not even a port, totally different game. Prey...it goes either way, hopeuflly you have a high end PC. But Oblivion...I believe one of these websties stated that unless you have a high end PC then its not better, and if you do, only the graphics are better. They stated that it was far easier to browse your menus with a 360 controller compared to a mouse and keyboard. So don't you be ruling out rumble just because Sony was too cheap to pay royalties to another company. The Wii has rumble and motion sensing...so its possible.

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

The game is good for PS2, imagine for PS3!

Adultgmr77
Adultgmr77

Oh now rumble is the big thing against PS3. More often than not, only the kids really care about the rumble feature. Highly overrated feature to any game. I turn off the rumble on ALL of my PS2 games because it's an annoyance and horrible if you play any shooters whatsoever. And if you think you feel the rumble after about 5-10 worth of gameplay, you are only kidding yourself. Hmmmmm seems though the PC market doesn't have rumble and those games are much better on PC than 360 (BF2, Oblivion, Prey, BFME 2.....man I could go on about the numerous ports from PC to 360). Also my PC owns every single one of the 360 out there. Go ahead and do some research and find out how much AF is implemented in their games oops 360 doesn't have high quality AF.

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

nice, but it was kinda boring on the PS2, but I shall see how this turns up.

methedemon
methedemon

Sony owns, poor MS & Nintendo they are bound to lose this "war" .

thekey
thekey

Wow big deal..... zzzzzzzzz I played this same game with the same graphics like a year ago. And It looks the same as the 360 version only with more dynamic lighting.(not much more) And way to go EA for putting the same first person mode that was on the 360 version, and calling it an exclusive PS3 mode.(VIA impact punch, it was a first person minigame on the 360 version.( I think thats a real low blow to sony fans.) Why won't EA hurry up and release Fight Night round 4 already.

PS3_3DO
PS3_3DO

I will wait for FNR 4 for the Xbox 360 next year that will have all this stuff plus rumble.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Quote: veratronator "I think its going to get more heated because the nex gen war is going to begin and xbox fans are getting nervous because the ps3 is about to be released.I cant wait for the day xbox fanboys come to gamespot click on news and see that the ps3 passed the 360." Why would you care about something that doesn't affect you? Regardless which console sells more units, are you going to trash what you bought and buy something else just because a few more people own it? I'm happy with my 360 but I don't wish Sony or Nintendo out of business. Why do people get so obsessed with this crap?

Pablo620
Pablo620

xbox "dudes" are constantly hating on PS3...ever been to the PS3 Forum or system wars. I dont know what you are talking about

Vexonater
Vexonater

> HAHAHAHAHA .. I think it's PS3 fans that are gettin' nervous wit the last start in next generation race .. Actually, the Wii is coming two days later. Then again, Nintendo isn't really worrying about any sort of "race" this time around. Not that they need to!

supa_mario_50
supa_mario_50

xbox fans are getting nervous because the ps3 is about to be released ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HAHAHAHAHA .. I think it's PS3 fans that are gettin' nervous wit the last start in next generation race .. you ain't gon' find no xbox dudes hatin' on ps3 cuz they confident bout xbox's position .. it ain't goin' nowhere n' it's here to stay .. it's always the losers that feel they got sumthin' to prove hopin' that they can get to the winners position .. as for my personal opinion .. xbox 360 or ps3 .. as long as i have either next gen. system imma b fine .. i picked up the 360 cuz it wuz the first the go next gen .. i got bigger things goin' on in my life to b defendin' 360 or ps3 unlike some dudes on here to whom videogames is they life .... n' before some of ya'll jump to any conclusions .. I AIN'T DEFENDIN' 360 !! i'm speakin' my mind based on whut i see n' puttin' ignorant people in they place .. wit that said .. im out ..

imbacon
imbacon

Yawn, seen it already...when it was on the 360!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I thought this was a launch game. I guess not. But whi really cares I have this already on the 360 and that has rumble. So why would I want this version.

veratronator
veratronator

I think its going to get more heated because the nex gen war is going to begin and xbox fans are getting nervous because the ps3 is about to be released.I cant wait for the day xbox fanboys come to gamespot click on news and see that the ps3 passed the 360.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

People still whining about the number of PS3 available? Does nobody realize that its the manufactor's fault. Sony doesnt own most of those production lines that are making the diodes which is the reason for the shortage. You really think Sony would have just pulled crap out their ass and handed it to you? No! They know this hurts them! They cant do anything about it.

slyydevil
slyydevil

So what the game has been out for like a year. FF7 has been out for how many years yet people are still enamored by it? I know I just used a big word for some but the point I'm trying to make is some people didn't buy a 360 and may have only played the current gen version (wow in a month or two that won't be used as often) and would like to have go at it. Are you suggesting that EA sell it for the price it's on the 360? If greatest hits games can still sell why not this on a new console?

Spincut
Spincut

i have a question, if the shortage takes as long to alleviate as the xbox 360 (which i doubt since the xbox could only have possibly been shorted that long on purpose) why even bother releasing games for the first several months? sounds silly but it seems like alot of the stuff that would normally be flying off the shelves will be collecting dust due to lack of a userbase.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

The PS3 version looks awesome, but too bad that for this kind of game, I will surely miss the vibration function that it had before. I wonder if the motion controller will be use too in this game.

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

"TintedChimes Dang, this should be sweet, hopefully it'll look even better than the xbox 360, at least it better." it will only look better because they have so much more time to polish this version.. the 360 version could look just as good, but they rushed it out to be released.

wizardps2
wizardps2

Sony It´s starting to climb back to the top YES!!!!

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Quote: XBOX sucks "Not that any xbox fanboy will admit it, but theres actually dnyamic swelling of the eyes and face in the PS3 version, a rather noticable feature the 360 version doesnt have. The sweat also has better lighting and more natural progression as well. Not that these 2 features will be deciding factors in which version you get though. Im getting a PS3, but I already have FN3 for 360, so theres no point in getting it again. Bottom line, this point was soley brought up for Xboys' enjoyment. Take it easy." Considering that you've never played the PS3 version (unless you're an undercover dev from EA Chicago) the only thing any of us can go on are previews from the press and marketing/PR releases. I would hope the developers had time to polish up the game since it's coming out almost a year after every other version, but realistically none of us knows exactly what the game is like, how it plays compared to other versions, or if there are any improvements other than the extra content. That stated, FN3 is a great game if you like boxing. If you don't already have it and you're planning on buying a PS3, you'll enjoy it. This has nothing to do with fanboyism.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

bigbomber25 Mark your words? I will mark the DEVELOPER"S WORDS since they SAID the graphics will be improved.

RufustheSage
RufustheSage

@XBOX sucks I like my 360, and I hate Playstation a company I used to back, turn there backs on me! Though I will admit that the Playstation3 version looks much better...kinda errie though. Looks too real though, if there is such a thing. -Rufus

bigbomber25
bigbomber25

Tintedchimes dont expect this game to look better then the Xbox 360 version...it will be the same exact Graphic. Mark my words

simon50
simon50

mike_mgoblue the xbox 360 version was also $60 when it was released. You are also presuming that everyone who has a ps3 also has an xbox 360.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Dang, this should be sweet, hopefully it'll look even better than the xbox 360, at least it better.

Kuruption84
Kuruption84

Wow, it's almost like every PS3/Wii annoucement starts a system war.

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

Not that any xbox fanboy will admit it, but theres actually dnyamic swelling of the eyes and face in the PS3 version, a rather noticable feature the 360 version doesnt have. The sweat also has better lighting and more natural progression as well. Not that these 2 features will be deciding factors in which version you get though. Im getting a PS3, but I already have FN3 for 360, so theres no point in getting it again. Bottom line, this point was soley brought up for Xboys' enjoyment. Take it easy.

BZSIN
BZSIN

Osinocavalli "Graphics and gameplay is the same beside ps3 fan are getting ripped off because this game is being out 4 nearly a year now. SO PS3 FAN YOU CAN HAVE LEFT OVER FOODS FROM XBOX360 FAN SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!" How are we getting the leftovers? It's an EA game and EA make games for every format. If the PS3 was out the same time as the 360, we would've had it anyway. HXCDEW "I hate Xbots. This is a PS3 news, so if you have nothing better to say then GTFO and take it to system wars." Thank you.

spyrewolf
spyrewolf

--Dangitt I would've liked to play the game in First Person mode the whole time. It only does it when you are about to get knocked out. Oh well well if you get the PS3 one you sure can, it has the full 1st person mode