EA Comes out Swinging With EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004
Monday April 5, 8:59 am ET
New Boxing Franchise Delivers Innovative Analog Total Punch Control and Online Play for PlayStation 2 Console
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS - News) today announced that its new boxing game, EA SPORTS(TM) Fight Night 2004 has begun shipping to retail locations nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft®. The game is published under the EA SPORTS brand and features Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Roy Jones Jr. as its cover athlete.
Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features Total Punch Control, a revolutionary all-analog control system. Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision by instinctively using the controller's thumbsticks. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play(a) for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS online.
EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 also includes 32 of the world's best boxers -- from legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali to current greats like Roy Jones Jr and Lennox Lewis, as well as tomorrow's superstars including new undisputed junior middleweight champ, Ronald "Winky" Wright.
EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles and franchises include Madden NFL(TM) football, NBA LIVE basketball, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, MVP Baseball(TM), NCAA® Football, and NASCAR Thunder(TM).
EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 was co-developed by EA Canada and EA Chicago. The official homepage for EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is www.fightnight2004.com.
(a)PlayStation 2 online play requires Internet connection, Network Adaptor and memory card for the PlayStation 2 (each sold separately).