EA Announces Fight Night Rd 4 DLC, Button Controls Slated For Sept

Following calls from fans critical of Fight Night Round 4's current control options, EA is bringing a free alternative — and some other new content before that.

EA Sports announced two upcoming free releases of downloadable content for Fight Night Round 4 today. The first, slated for August, will add a new gym, "new gameplay sliders" and new equipment plus an alternate version of Sugar Ray Leonard exclusive to the Xbox 360 version.

A September release may be even more well-received as it will offer face-button control for all of Fight Night's punched. That update, for PS3 and Xbox 360 will be free.

The announcements follow the June 23 release of Fight Night Round 4, which won praise for its graphics and gameplay but took knocks for forcing players to only use the tilts and arcs of a controllers' right stick to throw punches and not offer a button-press option, as had been made available for Fight Night Round 3.

"We strongly believe that the refined Total Punch Control is the most intuitive way to throw punches in Fight Night Round 4," the game's senior producer, Dean Richards, said in a press release, "But we also want fans of the franchise to have an option."

EA sent Kotaku further information about the "new gameplay sliders" being offered in August. Those sliders will allow gamers to "tun and tweak the following attributes: Counter Punch Window, Boxer Stamina, Punch Accuracy."

Looks like EA is addressing much of the feedback from gamers. And promptly.


    This really is a new EA and I love them. The fact that it's free is even better.

      "This really is a new EA and I love them. The fact that it’s free is even better."

      I disagree with you pal. They updating because if not rd4 would be KO'ed. Same ole ea, trying to make us play the way they want us to. If they charged for it who would but it? for me and half of the FN community, the control scheme closed the deal and i wasnt going to buy FN4.

    Yeah awesome.. in the mean time I'll just continue to disconnect my network cable before launching the game.. douchbags..

    This is good news,
    The games EA have been releasing lately are of a much higher calibre.
    And the DLC and updates just make them sooo much more appealing.
    Has anyone seen the DLC and updates for fifa 09?

    when is the offical relase date for the punch buttons for aus im dying

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