Advertising Blurbs
    Knockout Kings 2002 features an all-new game engine with the fastest, most intense boxing action in the series. Lace up the gloves, throw in the mouthpiece, and experience the thrills of the biggest moments in boxing, the most devastating combinations, dazzling footwork, and crushing blows, plus the best-looking boxers ever. A long list of champions allows fight fans to create countless dream bouts with such legendary fighters as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Roberto Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard along with current greats – Felix Trinidad, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22311) on Sep 19, 2010. - PlayStation 2:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    Mit Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier und den Klitschkos sowie zahlreichen anderen Legenden aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart erlebt der Spieler die größten Momente des Boxsports hautnah.

    Mit grandiosen Kombinationen, leichtfüßigen Bewegungen, fantastischer Mobilität, krachenden Schlägen und detailgetreu nachgebildeten Körpern kämpft sich Knockout Kings wieder einmal an die Spitze der virtuellen Boxsimulationen.


    • Ein komplett neues Spiel: Durch die neue Engine bewegen sich die Boxer schneller und agiler – genau wie ihre realen Vorbilder.
    • Motion Capture-Technologie: Motion Capturing erweckt die Bewegungen der Boxer zu neuem Leben. Mit zusätzlichen Hand-Animationen und Motion Blending werden die Bewegungen der Boxer flüssiger und bringen ein völlig neues Niveau der Interaktion und Wirklichkeitsnähe in den Ring.
    • Neue Grafik: Die Erhöhung der Polygonenzahl pro Boxer ermöglicht eine detailgenaue Darstellung der Boxer. Mit der 3D-Face Mapping-Technologie können nun kleinste Gesichtszüge der Boxer dargestellt werden.
    • Gesichtsanimation: Mit der kompletten Gesichtsanimation kann der Spieler die Veränderungen der Gesichter nach harten gefährlichen Schlägen besonders gut erkennen.
    • Kommentare: Kommentare und Analysen von Larry Michael und Max Kellerman.
    • Schiedsrichter: Mills Lane und Richard Steel achten auf die Fairness.
    • Ringsprecher: Jimmy Lennon Jr.
    • Schlagkontrolle: Eine verbesserte Schlagkontrolle ermöglicht dem Spieler blitzschnelle Reaktionen auf die Angriffe der Gegner.
    • Soundtrack: Neue Hip-Hop-Sounds erklingen, wenn die Boxer den Ring betreten, und durch neue Soundeffekte wird der Spieler praktisch in den Ring gezogen, denn er hört nicht nur die Schläge, die sein Boxer ausführt, sondern auch die Jubel- und Buh-Rufe der Zuschauer.
    • 10 Kämpfe: Die Wahl wird hier nicht zur Qual - 10 verschiedene Boxkämpfe, unter anderem in bekannten Arenen wie Caesar’s Palace und Wembley Arena.
    • Spott und Hohn: Einzigartige Boxersprüche zeigen den Gegnern direkt, wen sie vor sich haben.
    • Einen Boxer erstellen: Im Karriere-Modus kann der Spieler seinen eigenen Boxer erstellen und ihn auf der Karriereleiter ganz nach oben bringen.
    • Multiplayer-Turniermodus: Kopf-an-Kopf mit bis zu 8 Spielern im Kampf um den Meisterschaftsgürtel.
    • KI: Eine komplett neue Künstliche Intelligenz basiert auf den Informationen und Angaben von Boxexperte Bert Sugar.
    • Testimonial: Vitali und Wladimir Klitschko konnte EA SPORTS für KnockOut Kings 2002 als Partner gewinnen – Schlagkräftige Argumente!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66865) on Aug 19, 2005.

Press Release:


    EA SPORTS Best-Selling Boxing Franchise Delivers a KO with an All New Game, Featuring Lightning-Fast Gameplay and Gorgeous Graphics

    Redwood City, Calif., March 5, 2002 – Bone crushing combos, dazzling footwork, epic knockouts and boxing’s biggest moments are prominently featured in the fastest, most intense version of the Knockout Kings’ series to date. EA (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the release of Knockout Kings 2002, for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft.

    The Knockout Kings 2002 redesign increases the game’s responsiveness and fluidity, boxers now move with the speed and agility of their real life counterparts. Players now can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee when playing as Ali. The vastly improved boxer polygonal count makes for the most detailed boxers in the history of the franchise. Face mapping technology allows EA to record every feature on a boxer’s face and recreate it in the game. Face mapping brings to life the punishment and emotion in the ring by utilizing more than 30 points on the face to render expressions and damage throughout the fight.

    Players can feel the difference over previous fighting games which left the health meters on screen during a match, letting your opponent know when you are in danger of being knocked out. With the force feedback controller now delivering an increasingly rapid heart rate as an indicator that the boxer is close to being knocked down, gamers will realize that they need to box defensively or go for a quick knockout without their opponent knowing.

    The game features the sport’s most coveted legends and current champions, including boxers exclusive to Knockout Kings 2002 like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis and Oscar De La Hoya. Felix “Tito” Trinidad, Zab Judah, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Fernando Vargas also are featured with a myriad of fictional boxers, each with their own unique personas, attributes, strengths and weaknesses. In total, more than 40 licensed and non-licensed boxers are available to choose from or you can create your own.

    The career mode allows players to create and manage the development of a boxer from neophyte to world champion with the create-a-player feature. After creating a boxer by selecting skin color, facial hair, trunks, and more, the player must work the boxer up through the ranks by developing boxer’s attributes through points earned in the ring. Opponents will deliver deeper and more varied strategies as players work their way up in rank for gameplay depth. Players complete the career mode when they successfully unify all the belts in the Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions.

    The Knockout Kings 2002 soundtrack includes top artists and songs from the likes of LL Cool J, “The G.O.A.T.,” Doc Levi & Kevski, “Ovadose,” Hidden Masters (PKSO and The Abbot), “TKO,” Motion Man featuring Kutmasta Kurt, “Winner Takes All” and Styles of Beyond, “Style Tips.”

    In addition to the music soundtrack, the exciting commentary and analysis from Larry Michael and Max Kellerman keep the gamer informed on what is happening from a strategic standpoint. Referees in the game include Mills Lane and Richard Steele, keeping things fair by calling out low blows and backhands that can lose a fighter points from the judges’ card. Jimmy Lennon Jr. makes ring announcements to give the fight a big time feel.

    Knockout Kings 2002 for the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox are rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB. Consumers may purchase the game directly by going online at ( or by calling toll free at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637). The game has a suggested retail price of $49.95.

    ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at


    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 01, 2004.

Back of Case - XBOX (Canada):



    • Go to blows with boxing's greatest, Muhammad Ali, along with Trinidad, Lewis, De La Hoya, Holyfield, and more.

    • All-new game engine delivers the best-looking graphics and most realistic athletes-ever.

    • Fight your way to the championship in the new Tournament mode.

    • A radically new control system for faster and more furious fighter control.

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
    Bring the pain.
    Rule the ring.
    Go toe-to-toe with Trinidad.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9555) on Nov 13, 2002.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
    ...And Still Champion of the World

    Go to blows with boxing's greatest, Muhammad Ali, along with Trinidad, Lewis, De La Hoya, Holyfield, and more.

    All-new game engine delivers the best-looking graphics and most realistic athletes - ever.

    Fight your way to the championship in the new Tournament mode.

    A radically new control system for faster and more furious fighter control.

    All-new boxer animations include stumbles, knockdowns, and more signature moves.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69531) on Sep 30, 2002.