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World Championship Boxing Manager II announced for Switch

Posted on February 25, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

World Championship Boxing Manager II

Today, publisher Ziggurat Interactive and developer Mega Cat Studios announced World Championship Boxing Manager II. The game is in development for Switch and other platforms with a release set for this spring.

The first World Championship Boxing Manager initially came out in 1990, so the sequel has been three decades in the making. This upcoming project expands on the original, “offering updated visuals, deeper gameplay with RPG-like skill selection, and new characters based on former pro boxers Rocky Marciano and Sugar Ray Robinson.”

More information can be found in this official overview:

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 features retro-tastic 32-bit styled visuals and modernizes the series by adding dynamic lighting, a tighter boxing simulation engine, an updated interface, and more fights than you can shake your glove at!

The boxing world is at your fingertips in this deeply detailed and outrageously entertaining sports management simulation. Enlist competitive fighters, recruit top-notch staff, and ride the hype train all the way to endorsement city! Watch it all play out in the ring as your fighter takes the throne…or takes a fall.

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 adds a stadium’s worth of new features via Twitch integration for streamers. Various features allow a streamer’s chat to activate a variety of in-game effects. For example, “Viewer Controlled Crowds” can push the in-game crowd to perform cheers, chants, or animations like “the wave.” Similarly, audience members can buff or debuff the streamer’s (or the opponent’s) stats and strategies!

Key Features

A modernization of a heavy-hitting classic that combines boxing simulation with tycoon-styled management gameplay

An awesome stable of sluggers and staff, including licensed characters Rocky Marciano™ and Sugar Ray Robinson™!

32-bit visuals with modern features including dynamic lighting and fight cam to watch your fighter duke it out in real-time

A Story Mode with branching paths adds replayability and encourages players to take on the challenges of each in their own way

An extensive skills point system lets players build the pugilist of their dreams. Be it a hard-hitting ring king, a one-punch wonder, or a super stamina warrior of the knock-down-drag-out fight; it’s up to the player to create a training path to victory

An in-depth tutorial system for teaching newcomers to boxing what it’s all about

A complete hiring system lets players ensure they have the best training team (and business managers) for their fighters — even if some of that staff might be a little unorthodox

Twitch integration allows streamers and their viewers to take part in the experience together, getting the in-game crowd pumped up, placing viewer names on ringside banners, and allowing the audience to even trigger special in-match events

Jam-packed with the humor, heart, and personality that made the original game so popular!

And here’s the debut trailer:

Ziggurat says it’s currently looking for volunteer closed beta testers. Sign-ups are live here, and those that get involved will receive a free copy of World Championship Boxing Manager II.

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