Miyamoto to Produce Wii Punch-Out!!

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.10.2008 5

The man behind Mario has recently confirmed he'll be in the producer seat for the modern take on Punch-Out!

The classic NES/SNES franchise makes a welcome return to the Wii ring with the Wii-remote and nunchuck offering a near perfect tool for dealing out some lethal jabs in the living room.

In a recent interview Nintendo’s famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that he'll be acting as producer for the project, trying to keep the original formula but injecting a new style that Nintendo hope will satisfy fans. The game is said to include more depth in story and presentation, giving dimensions to those popular fighters embarking on their journey into the ring.

You can expect to don your boxing gloves sometime in 2009.

Box art for Punch-Out!!

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Great news, I feel that little bit more assured it will be as good as it looks with him at the helm.

I hope they put like one real boxer in like floyd mayweather, so i can punch the arrogant "Pretty Boy Floyd"Smilie. but ah well...any news of fight night coming to Wii?

Please bring back Tyson! And with a few ear biters if you don't mind!

And please have Foreman knock out some fat!

It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path.

I hope it has an exaggerated anime like presentation of Mario Strikers charged, that game was epic.

I'm guessing he'll take a typically hands-off role, and leave the majority of development to Next Level.

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