I know it seems unreal that one of the greatest boxers of all-time has never been a playable character in a video game, but it’s true. Mike Tyson’s “Punch Out” is one of the best video games ever but we were only able to control Little Mac, not the champ himself.
Between Tyson’s prison stints, drug problems, ear biting, and all-around ability to scare away any corporate entity…. game fans have been robbed of a chance to play as him in boxing games. All that changes in just a few months when Fight Night Round 4 hits shelves and I can’t wait. Everyone loves to have the classic debate “Who would win if Muhammad Ali fought Mike Tyson”, and now you can sit at the TV with your homies and make it happen. (for the record, a Kevin Rooney-trained 1987 Tyson would kill Muhammad Ali).
For those who played Fight Night 3, that ridiculous parry system has been toned down significantly and the mechanics of the game have been reworked from scratch. The career mode has been ungraded significantly and I’ve heard word that this game possesses some of the most amazing graphics that we’ve seen on next gen systems.
In the vid below you’ll see Tyson doing a little bit of promo.