2K Games has announced the upcoming launch of a new boxing simulator featuring famed promoter Don King, entitled Don King Presents: Prizefighter.
Players take control of a boxer over the course of his career rather than just in single fights, described by 2K as "overcoming adversity, avoiding temptation, and balancing their commitments to train and promote, all while focusing on the goal of ultimately winning and defending the title belt." The game will feature an all-new "documentary style" of gameplay, meant to provide a deep and authentic boxing experience.
"In all my years working in professional boxing, I have never seen anything come as close to recreating the thrill, the intensity, the courage and the spectacle of the sport," King said. "Don King Presents: Prizefighter is more than a game -- it is a glimpse at what life is like in and out of the ring for these incredible athletes."
2K Games President Christoph Hartmann added, "The combination of real-life fight scenarios, story-driven gameplay and photo-realistic graphics will set this title apart from the competition. Our goal has always been to deliver the most engaging and realistic titles, and Don King Presents: Prizefighter will exceed these expectations. Based on the game's innovative features and high-profile fighters, this title will be a 'must have' for any sports gamer."