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New Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution Videos

Atari was kind enough to send over some recent gameplay videos, of the upcoming boxer Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution. There are four videos in all, so enjoy.


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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Screenshots

In my previous post, I mentioned how there will be two separate games released on the Wii, and the Xbox360 and PS3 version. I should probably elaborate on that, and let you know exactly what I mean.

First, the major difference is that the Nintendo Wii version was developed by an entirely different studio than the other version. Red Fly Studio is the company in charge of making Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the Wii, and has some experience developing on Nintendo’s console. If you’ve played Mushroom Men, then you’ve played Red Fly Studio’s Wii creation.

The most obvious difference in the two games, is the graphical style. The Nintendo Wii version has a more cartoony, whimsical feel, while the other version tries to capture more of the movies. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. The great thing about the Ghostbusters is that it isn’t a serious entity. Which is why it translated so well into cartoon form back in the 80′s. I get that same feeling with the Nintendo Wii version of the game. To compare both versions, here’s a screenshot comparison.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Wii Version

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Wii Version

Also, below is a gallery of Ghostbusters: The Video Game screenshots.
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Ready 2 Rumble Revolution Coming To Nintendo Wii

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution

Ready 2 Rumble was one of the great games on the under appreciated, and much loved Sega Dreamcast. Since, many games have tried to emulate its formula, unsuccessfully. The sequel to the game didn’t fare much better than the knockoffs of other companies.

I just received this Press Release for the next Ready 2 Rumble game, coming to the Nintendo Wii. With Punch-Out! releasing next year, it looks like we’ll have plenty of boxing to go around.

NEW YORK, December 2, 2008 – The hilarious Ready 2 Rumble franchise is flexing its muscles and planning a major, star-studded return to the ring in spring 2009 with the launch of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, the newest game in the much-loved series. Bringing the franchise to Wii™ for the first time, the game retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever.

“Ready 2 Rumble Revolution is poised to take back the title as the undisputed champion of arcade boxing games and we hope to reach an even bigger audience than ever thanks to the huge popularity of Wii,” said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames, the parent company of Atari. “The outrageous celebrity caricatures paired with a fun boxing experience made even more over-the-top thanks to the Wii controllers will make the newest version of this famed franchise a must-have for all fans of boxing and physical fun on Wii.”

“Ready 2 Rumble Revolution will put the swagger back into the boxing ring and promote an adrenaline-boosting, positive will to win attitude in the hearts and minds of fans of all ages,” said Gaspard de Dreuzy, President of Stereo Mode and executive producer of the game.

Sure to satisfy newcomers and boxing fans alike, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution features a roster of 18 wildly caricatured cartoony boxers based on celebrities from the worlds of sports, music and movies. Celebrities enter the ring as larger-than-life “Rumble-ized” versions of themselves. Players will step right up and see if they can knock these super-sized egos down a peg or two!

The game is hosted by “The Voice of the Champions” Michael Buffer, famous for his “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble®” trademark call. Characters are brought to life with hilarious moves, detailed facial animations, damage textures and fighting techniques including special moves, combos, extreme knockdowns and special “Rumble” combos. An all new Championship Mode lets gamers create their own unique boxer and nurture his skills through mini-games, developing him as a fighter and creating a completely personalized Ready 2 Rumble Revolution experience.

Developed by AKI who bring their formidable fight game know-how to the franchise, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution brings a virtual boxing arena to the living room and delivers a fun and intuitive experience in either single player or multiplayer mode. The Wii controllers provide would-be pugilists with an intuitive and realistic feel. Using the Nunchukâ„¢ controller as one glove and the Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller as the other, players dodge, weave and throw the big punches to KO their opponents.

Virtual heavyweights can fight from the backstreet gym all the way to the big Las Vegas showdown with vivid new visuals bringing the five spectacular ring environments to life. The arcade experience is made even better thanks to advanced Artificial Intelligence allowing more strategic fights.

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution Screenshot

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution Screenshot