Universal Boxing Manager

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Management

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Kalypso Media Signs 'Universal Boxing Manager'

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT

Why lace up the gloves and risk your delicate visage when you can encourage someone else to slug it out for you?

Starting as a lowly hopeful, players are tasked with managing up to six different budding champs with high hopes of glory. As an eagle-eyed trainer it’s your job to sort the Ricky Hattons from the Ricky Gervais, buff them up in the gym, broker the right fights against the right opponents and reap the juicy financial rewards. Just as any good manager would offer, it’s also your job to play Mr. Motivator and power talk your charges to victory, or give them the hair dryer treatment should things go decidedly the way of Bruno vs. Tyson.

Easily accessible to even the most modest gamers, Universal Boxing Manager is a pick-up-and-play insight into the world of the boxing promoter, the perfect game to wile away a lunchtime. Alternatively, gamers looking for a bit more depth can tackle the career mode, and take responsibility for buying new equipment, hiring better medical staff and trawling through the 17 different weight classes to pick a champ or two from the roster of over a thousand unique boxers.

All fights can be watched in real time in an overhead view of the ring, with options to concentrate on healing or motivate your boxer between rounds, as well as advise him on tactics and where to expose his opponent’s weaknesses. From heavy to featherweight, Universal Boxing Manager will bring out a little Don King in all of us this autumn.

Published by Kalypso media, Universal Boxing Manager will be released for PC this September priced £9.99.

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