Hip-hop beats to score Fight Night beatings

Hip-hop is undisputed heavyweight of boxing game's soundtrack; updated info reveals game will ship February 20.

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Ask any boxer, and he or she will tell you that the sport is all about rhythm and timing. In fact, it's like a dance. However, the intensity inside the ring doesn't fit zydeco or country-and-western tunes. Publisher Electronic Arts knows this, and has released information on the music that will be featured in its upcoming boxing game, Fight Night Round 3.

As expected, based on previous Fight Night games, gamers will be bobbing and weaving to up-and-coming hip-hop artists. Included on the list is Detroit native and Slim Shady's pal Obie Trice, Slug's collective Atmosphere, and West Coast crew Dilated Peoples. The creation of an all-hip-hop soundtrack means the music of cover athlete Oscar de la Hoya will not be in the game. For a list of songs that will appear in Fight Night Round 3, look below, or head over to EA's Web site for a sampling of the tunes.

EA has also settled on a release date for the game. Though the game's Web site and an announcement at CES said Fight Night Round 3 would be released on Valentine's Day, EA will now ship all versions on another holiday, Presidents' Day, February 20.

Fight Night Round 3 will appear on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and the PSP. The T for Teen-rated game will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360, and $39.99 on all other platforms. For more info on the game, step into the ring with GameSpot's recent hands-on preview.

Artist - Song Title

Atmosphere - The Arrival
Brasco - Uh-Oh
Consequence - Night Night
Dilated Peoples - Back Again
Dipset - The Best Out
Kray Twinz feat. D&G - Round One
L.T.D. A. - Knock Em Down
Obie Trice - Wanna Know
Roc 'C' - Don't Stop
Sean Biggs feat. Akon & Topic - Never Gonna Get It
Slic One - Crook Dancin
Young Roscoe - Itz Nothin

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