Tag Archives: Fight Night Round 4
Mon, Dec 07, 2009 | 08:23 GMT
EA’s pulled Fight Night Round 4′s Champions Pack 2 after the add-on was reported to cause 360 lock-ups, as you can see on the game’s forum.
“We have come to the tough decision to take the DLC down from XBL Marketplace, fix the issue, and look to prop up a corrected Champions Pack 2 in the near future,” said the firm.
“Unfortunately the fix requires a full pass of approvals by all parties involved and may take longer than a few days.”
EA went on to apologise for the snafu, and promised to try to get the code back in action before the Christmas break.
Sun, Nov 29, 2009 | 22:19 GMT
EA’s announced a brand new pack of DLC for Fight Night Round 4, known as the “Rivalries” pack, will release this week.
The pack will contain two new gameplay modes and three new fighters, including Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins.
It releases this Thursday, but we don’t know anything on pricing yet.
Find the trailer for the DLC after the break, thanks to Joystiq, who also have the first screens over there.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 21:54 GMT
EA just announced a new DLC pack for Fight Night Round 4, including Bernard Hopkins, Sonny Liston and Evander Holyfield.
It’s coming in “early December,” priced 800 MSP on $10 on PSN.
The game’s price has also dropped from $50 to $40.
“Knock out”. More on IGN.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 10:26 BST
According to a report on Kotaku, EA are being sued for unauthorized use of likenesses in EA Sports titles such as Madden NFL 09, NCAA and Fight Night Round 4.
The lawsuits come from Byron Bishop (NCAA), a licensing group for boxers known as Fighters Inc (Fight Night) and John “Big Dawg” Thompson (Madden), who is an unofficial mascot of the Cleveland Browns (we think) sitting in the stands of games for the Browns.
More through the link.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 10:26 BST
Nelson brings word of a Fight Night Round 4 demo on Live.
The tester feature Ali and Tyson. Get the blurb through the link.
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 20:30 BST
EA Sports has announced two free DLC updates for Fight Night Round 4.
Slated for early August, the first one will add a new gym and equipment to PS3 and Xbox 360, while an updated version of Sugar Ray Leonard will be included, but exclusive to Xbox 360.
New gameplay sliders are also expected with the update and will allow players to “tun and tweak” Counter Punch Window, Boxer Stamina, and Punch Accuracy.
During the early part of September, the Total Punch Control will be updated, allowing face-button punch control for PS3 and Xbox 360.
“We strongly believe that the refined Total Punch Control is the most intuitive way to throw punches in Fight Night Round 4,” the game’s senior producer, Dean Richards, said in a press release, “But we also want fans of the franchise to have an option.”
More over on Kotaku.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 23:04 BST
Mike Tyson has said that he’s amazed how the graphics have changed in games since his first appearance on a console.
“It’s incredible,” he said. “It’s like the animation is actually like real fighters in there. The movement and the lucidness of the fighters moving their heads is like two real individuals and they’re actually fighting one another.”
He also loves the God of War franchise and Ninja Gaiden, according to a chat the former Heavy Weight Champion had with IGN.
While Tyson appears to be a man of few words, you can read the rest of the interview here, where he mentions on more than one occasion how grateful he feels.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 | 12:04 BST
If you hadn’t guessed after reading the headline; Fight Night Round 4 sits top of the tree in this week’s serving of UK chart action.
It’s punched Prototype off top spot which in turn has pushed The Sims 3 to third.
Full top ten here:
Update: Worth a mention: GI points out that this is the first time a boxing title has hit the number one in the all-format charts. So congrats to that.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 | 09:53 BST
Looks like this one slipped under the radar: Back on June 12, Fight Night Round 4, producer Brian Hayes told IGN that button-mapping – controversially absent from the initial release – might be offered as downloadable content at some point.
“No, there is no option for face button punching in the final version, but we are investigating providing the option via DLC,” he told the site.
Internet opinion seems to very much in favour of buttons returning to the game as per FNR3, so we’ll see if EA comes up with the goods or not.
Fight Night Round 4 is currently available for PS3 and 360 in a local store near you. We haven’t got our copy yet, sadly, but the demo was good, good, good.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 17:10 BST
Gaming will have a larger impact than ever before at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, with Will Wright giving a keynote and game graphics being discussed in a special session.
The annual meeting of digital artists conference has a special gaming session titled “Big, Fast, and Cool: Making the Art for Fight Night Round 4 & Gears of War 2″, which will focus on real-time graphics and visuals for both games.
“So much of what makes today’s videogames so great are the responsive graphics and the stories that unfold during game play,” said SIGGRAPH chairmain Evan Hirsch in a press release.
“This year’s sessions will offer a rare perspective into how animation and graphics can really enhance and impact game development and the user experience and investigate the future of gaming.”
Full thing through the break, courtesy of Joystiq.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 | 12:10 BST
EA kept the pressure up on Fight Night Round 4′s June 26 release this morning with a new trailer showing the game’s awesome face-input and customisation features.
This is a no-brainer for scrap fans, to be honest. When we saw it at EA’s spring event in London, it really did look state of the art.
See for yourself.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 22:41 BST
EA has announced during its presser that Fight Night Round 4 will release on June 25, a week earlier than planned.
Says the game’s strength is display and the physics engine, which was displayed via a demo showing everything from muscle flex, sweat, and devastating punches -all driven dynamically.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 11:18 BST
Microsoft’s posted the Fight Night Round 4 demo on Live, as you can see here.
It’s 784Mb and for Gold subs only. Off you go, pummel fans.
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 12:29 BST
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 19:12 BST
Today, consumers who pre-ordered Fight Night Round 4 through GameStop can access the downloadable demo for either PS3 or Xbox 360.
Stop by the store where you pre-ordered, show your receipt, get your access code, go home, punch it in, and in no time you’ll be throwing punches as Manny Pacquiao or Ricky Hatton.
Xbox Live Gold members will get the demo May 28, while Silver members and PS3 users get it on June 4.
Game ships on June 30.
Wed, May 13, 2009 | 09:13 BST
This is it, kids. We’re in the next-gen super-zone. We know because Dean Richards, senior producer on Fight Night Round 4, told us so at the EA spring showcase in London.
“We’re in the sweet spot of the next generation, of pushing, of getting to that kind of place,” he told us.
Richards was quick to add that Fight Night Round 3 was a game of its time.
“We pushed the hardware as fast as we could, or as best as we could when we go to Round 3,” he said.
Round 4 comes packed with advanced features such as adaptive AI, 60 frames a second, a streamlined combo system and additional online modes over Round 3.
It’s out on June 26.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 07:38 BST
According to this Videogamer story, yuo can get early access to the Fight Night Round 4 demo in the UK by pre-ordering from GameStation.
See here. Buy it and you can play the taster this Thursday. Don’t, and you’ll have to wait until an unspecified date.
The game’s out on June 26. Get a new video of it after the break.
Fri, May 01, 2009 | 13:38 BST
After the break. The Hitman never looked so life-like. Apart from when he’s the real Ricky Hatton, obviously.
What? Fight Night Round 4′s out on June 26 for PS3 and 360.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 21:17 BST
The latest Fight Night Round 4 video shows specific boxing styles. It still looks stupidly good. See after the break.
It’s out on June 30 for PS3 and 360.
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 | 11:59 BST