Bandai Namco’s Hajime no Ippo game certainly captures the spirit of the boxing game series. In between bouts with Takeshi Sendo from the Naniwa Gym and Alexander Volg Zangief, the PlayStation 3 game has stylish manga style cutscenes. Compared to the Punch-Out!!! games, Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting looks like it’s faster and you can customize your fighter with different skills like using an uppercut.
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting comes out on December 11. First print copies include four extra costumes as a bonus.