Fight Night Round 3 socks stores

Electronic Arts' pugilism-fest ships for PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2.

After months of "training" at Electronic Arts' Chicago studio, Fight Night Round 3 is finally ready to rumble. The megapublisher has announced that the latest entry in its best-selling boxing series has stepped into the retail ring, shipping for the PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2. The game is rated T for Teen and sells for $39.99 for all platforms but the 360, the first of EA's new lowered-price current-gen games. The next-gen version of the game will set virtual pugilists back $59.99.

Fight Night Round 3 continues the series' tradition of letting gamers go toe to toe with top-notch boxers without having to train eight hours a day, seven days a week, in a dank, sweaty gym. Besides cover-boy Oscar De La Hoya, the game features a host of real-life kings of the ring, including Bernard Hopkins, Jermaine Taylor, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Joe Frazier, and the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. Gamers will also be able to custom-create their own boxers and knock the pixilated stuffing out of fictional opponents.

As with previous sequels in the series, Fight Night Round 3 builds upon its predecessors. Besides improved graphics, the game includes the new Impact Punch feature, which lets players turn the tide of a bout with one well-placed fisticuff.

For more details on Fight Night Round 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage, or check out the judges' final decision when the full review goes up later today.

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brianurlacher
brianurlacher

ftjx - I think it's safe to say no one cares.

VFA-102
VFA-102

I personally don't like boxing. I played FNR2 and didn't care for it, but once I played the demo for the new one on the 360, I was blown away. The gameplay and graphics were like nothing I have ever seen or played. If you haven't played the demo for the 360, don't knock the gameplay for the new game until you try it. It will make a believer out of you.

slow-pc
slow-pc

Off to play my copy for the 360.

samekila
samekila

cant wait to get it on 360 would of like to see it come to revolution to

Southrncomfort
Southrncomfort

yeah the gameplay is a lot of fun, especially in multiplayer. I was playing the demo with my cousin the other day and he was beating me down, but then i landed a few counters and got a knock down. They weren't kidding when they said that one punch can change a fight. The camera shakes and everything, this game has a lot going for it... but uh... yeah, still waiting for burnout

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

this game will probably sell pretty well......i thought the demo was boring though.

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

100 dollars cheaper? What, they give you the game and and $50 cash?

runstalker
runstalker

[[QUOTE: Im in charge of buying games for an institution and because this type of game is foremost a multiplayer vs. game AND because of the graphics(x360) I will consider buying /QUOTE;]] He didn't mention that his institution is "Greensborough Home for Aggravated Men". Not sure if Fight Night 3 is going to help with the therapy sessions bro....

1109
1109

hmmm we ps2/xbox users get it 10dollars cheaper than other ps2/xbox games I wonder if all features in the x360 version are implented in this gens copy cause if not im not picking it up :(

shooks20
shooks20

this game is amazing, the 360 version is jaw dropping

RiotActing04
RiotActing04

Its too bad what I've read about the AI on IGN, they ussually give games a pass and are known for their inflated reviews. Since its the 21st and Gamespot hasnt put up their review yet I am betting that they are going to slam the game. The editors here ussually dont let AI problems slide...

Nedemis
Nedemis

automaticsnake.....I take it you haven't played the demo for the 360 version if you're making that comment. I usually hate boxing games, but FNR3 plays the closest to perfection that possible for using a controller. This game is proof once and for all that the 360 can and will hold it's own no matter what Sony's moronic execs say. I hope the people who doubt the 360's abilities take note.

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

I read where the game was just way too easy (from the demo, I'd agree). Kinda bummed out about that, but I still may pick it up for my 360.

ftjx
ftjx

Im in charge of buying games for an institution and because this type of game is foremost a multiplayer(vs) game AND because of the graphics(x360) I will consider buying - though i'd never buy it for myself

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

not a huge boxing game or sports game fan, but this one is awesome...played the demo and LOVED it from the get go...can't wait, a friend of mine is picking one up for me today, w00t

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

looks good but the bad gameplay in past games will make it another bad game.

Vornagar
Vornagar

hope its good for the psp.

DJGeki
DJGeki

I have to admit, I don't like boxing games. I played the demo on 360 because it looks absolutely amazing and I was blown away by the realism that's possible when a developer really applies themselves to not only graphics but gameplay. I read a snippet of a review somewhere that said the controls seem slow, but that it makes it all that much more realistic. I have to agree. Real punches don't move at the speed of light. Especially when you've got arms THAT heavy :) The only thing that needed fixing was the blood and sweat flying off that tended to go through solid body parts (i.e., it went in through the eye socket and out through the back of the head...), which just detracts from that experience. I don't know what this will look like on other systems, but it might just be the first true "next-gen" game as far as graphical power goes. PGR3 is amazing...but only in how detailed the cars are. The cities look great (no matter how it sounds, I swear I'm NOT complaining), but they don't seem to match the detail that was put into the car models. FNR3 seems to have the whole package minus a few minor details. I hate to say it, but good jorb EA. Damn I hate EA... :p

Enigmak101
Enigmak101

Fight Night Round 3 socks stores, that's cool news! The first two games were awesome!

i5eng4rd
i5eng4rd

Im interrested to see the xbox360 version, graphics look amazing!

Southrncomfort
Southrncomfort

Eh, looks cool, but still waiting on Burnout Revenge