Atari has today announced the spring 2009 release of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution for Wii, the newest instalment in the popular boxing franchise.

"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."

Developed by AKI, the game will feature a roster of 18 wildly caricatured cartoony boxers based on celebrities from the worlds of sports, music and movies. The game will be hosted by "The Voice of the Champions" Michael Buffer, famous for his "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" trademark call.

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution will feature an intuitive boxing experience, with the Wii Remote and Nunchuck used as if real boxing gloves. Characters will feature a host of over-the-top moves, detailed facial animations, damage textures and fighting techniques including special moves, combos, extreme knockdowns and special "Rumble" combos.

A new Championship Mode will allow gamers to create their own unique boxer and nurture his skills through mini-games, developing him as a fighter. Boxers will begin in the backstreet gym and work towards title bouts in Las Vegas.

Look out for more on Read 2 Rumble Revolution over the coming months.