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'Rocky' (PS2) Punches Its Way To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:18 p.m. PST

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, LTD, and licensed by MGM Interactive, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Rocky, a pop culture icon for millions of people is being re-introduced to a new generation so they can experience this memorable hero that made movie history and inspired millions of people," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "The PS2 delivers a Rocky experience so real to the movies that it captures the emotion and adrenaline-pumping action of the movies to perfection!"

"Partnering with Ubi Soft on Rocky is a terrific combination for us," said Neil Haldar, Vice President of Production and Business Development, MGM Interactive. "It's a great title that capitalizes on the Rocky franchise, letting us all experience the thrilling drama of being Rocky Balboa -- a nobody from the streets of Philadelphia, vaulted to fame over a successful five-picture run."

Undisputed Boxing Champion of the World!

Rocky the videogame is the closest fans can get to the real thing. The hard-hitting, adrenaline-pumping, sports game holds true to the look and feel of the Academy Award® winning movies with everything from accurate boxing styles to gritty arenas. Rocky lets players take on the role of the 'Italian Stallion' who must fight against the most infamous opponents in movie history - Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy Gunn. Rocky features more than 20 individual fighters pulled straight from the movies, plus special hidden characters including Rocky's trainer 'Mickey.' Rocky also features realistic damage including bruises, facial swellings, blood, sweat and tears as the action heats up.

Additional game features include:

  • Multiple Gameplay Modes -- a variety of single and multi-player game modes, including: Movie Mode, Knockout Tournament and Exhibition Bout
  • Build Skills through Training - play through a variety of training modes to enhance your boxer's skill and stamina
  • Rocky-style Boxing Action -- players can utilize more than 250 fight moves ranging from attacking hooks, jabs and uppercuts through to defensive blocks, ducks and weaves
  • Famous Locations - varied fight locations from rundown gyms to the world's best-known arenas

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