10tacle gets Ready 2 Rumble

Multinational publisher picks up comical boxing license; fighting specialists AKI developing first R2R game for "various videogame platforms."

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When the Sega Dreamcast launched in 1999, one of the must-have titles for the console was Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, a humorous look at the sport of boxing. The game later made its way to other consoles and spawned the 2000 sequel Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, but little has been heard from the franchise since.

Now it appears Ready 2 Rumble is coming out of retirement thanks to a new manager. 10tacle Studios, publishers of the GTR series and Warfront: Turning Point, today announced that they are resurrecting the license.

10tacle did not make any formal game announcement today but did reveal that the new Ready 2 Rumble game, due for "various videogame platforms," will be developed by AKI Corporation. The developer has plenty of brawling experience under its belt with games such as Def Jam: Fight for NY, Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generations, and several WCW titles.

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