Electronic Arts' next big boxing game for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii sounds a bit more like Ready 2 Rumble than Fight Night. Is that a good thing?
Facebreaker (good name, for a start) is set to feature bold, cartoon graphics and real-time facial deformation, which means that yes, you can literally smash your opponent's bonce wide open and watch it all unfold before your eyes. In a cartoon fashion though.
Playable fighters include "a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts", a Russian demolitions expert, plus EA's fancy Game Face technology will allow you to create your own fighter, perhaps modelled on the person you hate most in the office.
"Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry," sais EA Sports boss and all-round champion scouser Peter Moore. "This game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product line-up."
It sounds brilliant fun and all (like Ready to Rumble), but does this mean the end of the excellent Fight Night series? Give us a sign, EA.