Fight Night Round 4 Update Adding Button Controls

by Nick Breckon, Jul 07, 2009 12:37pm PDT

EA today announced that an upcoming download to Fight Night Round 4 will add the option of using face buttons to control the game.

The free update will be released in September on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"We strongly believe that the refined Total Punch Control is the most intuitive way to throw punches in Fight Night Round 4, but we also want fans of the franchise to have an option," said EA senior producer Dean Richards to Kotaku.

Another DLC pack coming in August will offer a new gym, new equipment, an Xbox 360-exclusive alternate version of Sugar Ray Leonard, and new gameplay sliders that allow players to tweak "Counter Punch Window, Boxer Stamina, and Punch Accuracy."


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  • Anybody that complains about this .....isn't good at Fight night round 4. Hate to be blunt but the protection against that strategy is built into the game. Just like boxing its not how many punches you throw its WHAT punches you throw or what punches miss.

    Punch spammers especially body punch spammers are already PREVALENT in the game online.........just repeatedly re-block low, eventually you will perfect block and wham knock his head off.......rinse and repeat till the idiot is kayoed or trys something else. Also tapping up or tapping down on left analog does a sidestep that also has a good chance to counter if you do it at the right time. Learn good defense and it dont matter how many button mashers you fight......they go to sleep. My best online match so far was a war and I was literally scared to throw two or three of the same punches cause I was getting countered. We even had a five counter punch volley back and was sick. Had to mix it up....ended up looking like a real boxing match (I won thanks to a sidestep at the last minute)