As part of its aggressive line up of new software titles for the Autumn season, Sega of Europe today announced that it will be distributing Midway Home Entertainment's Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 for the Dreamcast. The eagerly awaited sequel to last year's best-selling Ready 2 Rumble Boxing will be released on November 10th, ahead of any other format.
Leaving none of the elements of the original best-seller behind, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 combines intense boxing competition and the over-the-top action that made Ready 2 Rumble Boxing a hugely popular entry into the fighting category. Ten of the original outrageous characters are back with updated costumes, special moves, taunts and "rumble flurries" unique to their own fighting styles. In addition there are thirteen all-new boxers and you can now select from a range of celebrity boxers, including NBA big-man Shaquille O'Neal and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who enter the ropes with their own distinctive flair and personality. Digitally sophisticated and visually stunning, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 adds to the larger-than-life comedy and action of the original.
"Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is without doubt the people's champion, which is why all of us at Sega are excited to be involved with such a distinctive and enjoyable title and pleased that we are able to bring it to Dreamcast first. Fans of the original will not be disappointed." Said Miyake-San, Sega of Europe's Chief Operating Officer.
As in the original, Players will be able to compete in Arcade-Style Mode and fight for the championship belt. But Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 also features an enhanced Championship Mode, where players take on the role of boxer and manager to assume control of managing the gruelling calendar, scheduling fights and a training regiment. Players can train to build power, speed, stamina, punches and durability in order to move ahead and beat their opponent.
Two exciting new party modes - tournament mode and team battle mode.
Enhanced Championship Mode
Thirteen new boxers, including hidden celebrity boxers.
Ten returning contenders from Ready 2 Rumble Boxing.
New taunts, introductions and victory dances.
New special moves, combos and three levels of "rumble flurries".
New extreme reactions and knockdowns.
All new practice mode, including sparring with passive computer opponent.
Mini-games that help to train and improve your choice of boxers.
Much improved effects with details including cloth and hair movement.