Fight Night Champion demo punches XBL, PSN Feb. 1

Trial for EA's upcoming M-rated fighter hits download spaces early next month; full game arrives March 1.

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No Caption Provided EA Sports' Fight Night Champion--the first M-rated series entry--takes the fight to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 1. But gamers hoping to get between the ropes before that date can download a demo for the game beginning early next month.
Make Pacquiao bleed like this on February 1.
Make Pacquiao bleed like this on February 1.

According to sports gaming blog Pasta Padre, EA Sports will unleash a demo for Fight Night Champion on February 1 on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. The report did not offer specifics as to what the demo will consist of.

As far as gameplay goes, EA is promising a refined physics-based animation system and a new "full spectrum punch control" scheme in Champion. The game is in development at EA Canada by the team that put together last year's Fight Night Round 4. For more on the boxing game, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview with Fight Night Champion.

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