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EA Product Catalog Winter 1999/2000 - PSX / N64 (Ger):

    Box Champions 2000

    Boxen Sie gegen die größten Boxer aller Zeiten in dem Nachfolger der erfolgrecihsten Box-Simulation für die Sony Playstation. Setze an zum Knockout mit Box Champions 2000 von EA SPORTS. Bald erhältlich für Sony Playstation und Nintendo 64.

    Contributed by Sicarius (61655) on Aug 20, 2006. – Nintendo 64:
    Knockout Kings features 25 boxers, some who are tearing up the ring today and others who fought their way into the Boxing Hall of Fame long ago. Players can pit the greatest fighters of all time against each other in fantasy bouts full of fast-paced arcade-style boxing.

    In Career Mode, you begin your quest for the belt as a no-name novice with little respect. The boxer you choose determines your division, divided into three weight classes: Lightweights, Middleweights and Heavyweights. Even if you choose a boxing legend like Mohammad Ali, you'll have to recreate his rise to fame by beginning at the bottom of the ranks.

    Between each bout, hungry boxers can work on their offense or defense in Training Mode. The more you hit the gym the better your statistics become. A Quick Train option is available, but the most effective way to pump up your skills is to work out the old fashioned way.

    Use Knockout Kings' Create Boxer feature to create a pummeler in your own image. Even if you have a bright purple afro or a yellow mohawk, you can recreate your stylish likeness in the ring. Both traditional and southpaw stances are available, and each custom boxer can be assigned four signature punches or combinations.

    The gameplay in Knockout Kings 2000 is fast-paced, with most matches ending in a K.O. before the conclusion of the third round. Play control is tighter than Butterbean's athletic cup, and the competition gets pretty stiff as your boxer nears contention status.

    On top of standard jabs, body blows, uppercuts and hooks, each boxer has four signature moves straight out of the highlight reels. Land consecutive blows to build up your boxer's power meter, then press the R, A and B Buttons at the same time to unleash a Super Punch.

    Lightweights swing much more quickly than the big men, but no matter which weight class you choose it's going to be a slugfest. Holding the Z Button allows you to duck and weave, but the arcade-style boxing in Knockout Kings rewards aggressive punchers. If your opponent builds up a Super Punch, though, you'll be flat on the mat if you don't block the blow.

    A solid visual package adds to the appeal of Knockout Kings 2000. EA Sports put in serious overtime to secure individual licenses for the boxers in the game, and they've made sure that each one is recognizable. Skin textures are ultra smooth, and each brawler's battle-bruised mug is photo-realistic.

    After a particularly impressive flurry of punches, the fight can be stopped at any time to check out the instant replay. The camera position and film speed are completely adjustable, which provides an excellent opportunity to check out the lifelike boxer animations. The game automatically records the best punch, combo and knockdown during the match, which can be viewed after the fight.

    With its competitive two-player Slugfest Mode and all-star line-up of boxers, Knockout Kings 2000 won't disappoint boxing fans. Fists will start to fly this fall, when EA Sports rings the opening bell. Until then, start chasing chickens and drink two raw eggs a day.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65847) on Aug 16, 2005.

Press Release - PlayStation:


    Redwood City, Calif., November 2, 1999-Electronic Arts ’ (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world's largest interactive entertainment software company, today announced that it has shipped Knockout Kings 2000 on the PlayStation video game system. Knockout Kings 2000 is the only boxing game that allows fans of the sweet science to play as the legendary fighters who built the sport. This year Joe Frazier joins fellow boxing greats Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Oscar De La Hoya to headline the incredible lineup of 50 boxers. New face wrap technology makes the boxers in the game come to life and look totally authentic.

    Last year s Knockout Kings on the PlayStation became the best selling boxing video game in the history of the industry, according to TRSTS Video Game Report, published by the NPD Group. Knockout Kings 2000 is currently available on the Nintendo 64 and will ship on the Game Boy Color later this fall.

    WBC Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, who will square off against Evander Holyfield next week in Las Vegas, has been playing Knockout Kings 2000 for some pre-fight strategizing. On November 13 I plan on taking the championship belts that are rightfully mine, said Lewis. I've been playing Holyfield in Knockout Kings 2000 and I am destroying him. I've been trying out a lot of different game plans against Evander and they all seem to be working. It's giving me a taste for our rematch, and I like what I see.

    The PlayStation version of Knockout Kings has a number of features that distinguish it from the competition. A classic fight mode allows the user to relive the biggest and most famous fights of all time, such as Ali vs. Frazier, Duran vs. Leonard, and Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta. It is possible to train in the some of the most famous gyms, and fight in the most well known venues in the world. An interactive training mode teaches the gamer how to play Knockout Kings 2000 by showing how to throw and block punches, as well as move around the ring. How well a boxer performs in the gym affects his performance in a real fight.

    The complete roster of boxers in Knockout Kings 2000 includes Muhammad Ali, Alexis Arguello, Frank Bruno, Hector Camacho, Oba Carr , Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Jack Dempsey, Roberto Duran, Eric "Butterbean" Esch, Joe Frazier, Michael Grant, Marvin "Marvelous" Hagler, Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield, Ingemar Johanson, Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson, Kevin Kelley, Jake Lamotta, Mills Lane, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Sonny Liston, Danny "Little Red" Lopez, Joe Louis, Ed Mahone, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Angel Manfredy, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Mayweather, Barry McGuigan, Bronco McKart, Archie Moore, Erik Morales, Sugar Shane Mosley, Carlos Navarro, Ken Norton, Sean O'Grady, Floyd Patterson, Pedro Pena, Aaron Pryor, Ike "Bazooka" Quartey, David Reid, Sugar Ray Robinson, Danny Romero, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, David Tua, Fernando Vargas and Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker.

    Knockout Kings 2000 is a completely different experience on the PlayStation than it is on the Nintendo 64 or Game Boy Color versions, said Michael Pole, senior vice president and executive in charge of production, Electronic Arts. The simulation aspects of this game are what make it second to none. We set out to create the ultimate boxing game for the purist who loves the sport, and we have delivered. Each fighter has a biography in the game that educates the gamer as to what made the boxer famous and talks about their fighting style. With the ability to throw hooks, jabs, crosses, uppercuts, body punches, and special counter punches, it is possible to fight any kind of style in the ring. There are also 12 different kinds of combination punches that can be thrown to help pummel an opponent into submission.

    Each boxer s style, strength, weight, height, speed, reach and stamina are factored into the artificial intelligence to ensure a realistic boxing experience. Also included are the intangibles that make a boxer great, such as the will to win. Knockout Kings 2000 factors in a boxers heart to gauge that will, as well as how easily a cut can open on his face.

    An enhanced create-a-boxer feature allows the user to create a boxer with specific fighting skills and a very distinctive look. With the ability to choose hair style and color, facial hair style and color, trunks, height, weight, shoes, gloves, nickname, signature moves, and other attributes, the create a boxer feature enables a user to customize a boxer however they desire. That created boxer can then be taken through the ranks in career mode in three different weight classes. In each weight class, including light, middle, and heavyweight, he will have to fight 10 fictional boxers and 10 licensed boxers to gain the championship belt. He then will have to fight other licensed boxers to retain the belt, and those championship caliber opponents are the true titans of the sport.

    Famous referee Mills Lane worked with EA SPORTS on the game to give his expert opinion on the strengths and weakness of current and past fighters. The broadcasting element of Knockout Kings 2000 helps immerse the user in the boxing experience. Jimmy Lennon, Jr, makes ring announcements and introduces the fighters. Sean O Grady and Al Albert provide play-by-play commentary, and Lane gives the boxers pre-fight instructions. EA SPORTS ( is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles and franchises include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football , NHL Hockey, Knockout Kings , NBA LIVE Basketball, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf, Triple Play Baseball and NASCAR 99.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal 1999. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under eight brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS , Maxis , ORIGIN , Bullfrog Productions, Westwood Studios , Gonzo Games and Jane s Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 06, 2004.