2K Sports has announced that Don King Boxing will be released in the UK on March 27, 2009 for Wii and Nintendo DS.
"Don King Boxing has been specifically designed to take advantage of everything the Wii and DS have to offer," said Christoph Hartmann, 2K president. "We worked closely with Nintendo to make Don King Boxing a unique experience, especially using the Wii Balance Board. It is great for those who love boxing or those who just want a fun way to get some exercise."
Don King Boxing will allow players to fight with or against over 20 license boxers in real venues like Madison Square Garden, Boardwalk Hall, and Trump Taj Majal. Players will feel what it's like to be a real boxer as they throw jabs, hooks, and uppercuts with both hands all while ducking and dodging blows on the Wii Balance Board.
2K has also worked closely with Don King and his staff to design a Boxercise portion of the game that mimics the routines used by real boxers. In addition to helping improve the fitness of the player, the training program also helps to improve your boxer's skills for the next match in the game.
"Don King Boxing is not your prototypical boxing game," said Don King. "What we have done here is truly innovative and provocative. Our goal with 2K Sports was to create realistic motions that most closely resemble the actual training regimens of prizefighters for maximum results."