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World Championship Boxing Manager 2

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Management
Publisher: Ziggurat Interactive
Developer: Mega Cat Studios
Release Date: Jan. 17, 2023

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'World Championship Boxing Manager 2' Includes President Teddy Roosevelt As Playable Character

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2022 @ 10:06 a.m. PST

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 is a sports management simulation game that puts you in the role of boxing and business manager.

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 is the official sequel to 1991’s World Championship Boxing Manager and will offer players a winning one-two punch of business tycoon and boxing simulation gameplay.

This iteration not only captures the essence of the original, but expands upon it, offering updated visuals, deeper gameplay with RPG-like skill selection, and new characters based on former pro boxers Rocky Marciano and Sugar Ray Robinson.

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 features retro-tastic 32-bit styled visuals and modernizes the series by adding dynamic lighting, a tighter boxing simulation engine, an updated interface, and more fights than you can shake your glove at! 

The boxing world is at your fingertips in this deeply detailed and outrageously entertaining sports management simulation. Enlist competitive fighters, recruit top-notch staff, and ride the hype train all the way to endorsement city! Watch it all play out in the ring as your fighter takes the throne…or takes a fall. 

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 adds a stadium’s worth of new features via Twitch integration for streamers. Various features allow a streamer’s chat to activate a variety of in-game effects. For example, “Viewer Controlled Crowds” can push the in-game crowd to perform cheers, chants, or animations like “the wave.” Similarly, audience members can buff or debuff the streamer's (or the opponent’s) stats and strategies!

Did you know there used to be a sort of “fight club” in the White House, and it was led by a well-known American president? 

Ziggurat Interactive is going to tell you all about Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, his love of boxing, and his habit of challenging White House visitors. Also, Teddy is one of the boxers you’ll encounter in World Championship Boxing Manager 2!

President Theodore Roosevelt was a boxing fan long before he sat in the White House. Roosevelt was a member of Harvard’s boxing and wrestling clubs, and while he never took the title of “Champion” in either one, he still enjoyed both sports and continued to participate in boxing after leaving school. Unfortunately, his love of challenging people to box him at the White House would end his career — as a US Army artillery officer, Capt. Daniel T. Meade delivered the blow that detached Roosevelt’s left retina, leaving him blind in that eye and forcing him to retire from the sport. Speaking on the subject, Roosevelt said, “...the sight has been dim ever since… Accordingly, I thought it better to acknowledge that I had become an elderly man and would have to stop boxing.”

While that was the end of his boxing story, you’ll be able to encounter the boxing president in World Championship Boxing Manager 2!

Key Features:

  • A modernization of a heavy-hitting classic that combines boxing simulation with tycoon-styled management gameplay
  • An awesome stable of sluggers and staff, including licensed characters Rocky Marciano™ and Sugar Ray Robinson™!
  • 32-bit visuals with modern features including dynamic lighting and fight cam to watch your fighter duke it out in real-time
  • A Story Mode with branching paths adds replayability and encourages players to take on the challenges of each in their own way
  • An extensive skills point system lets players build the pugilist of their dreams. Be it a hard-hitting ring king, a one-punch wonder, or a super stamina warrior of the knock-down-drag-out fight; it’s up to the player to create a training path to victory
  • An in-depth tutorial system for teaching newcomers to boxing what it’s all about
  • A complete hiring system lets players ensure they have the best training team (and business managers) for their fighters — even if some of that staff might be a little unorthodox
  • Twitch integration allows streamers and their viewers to take part in the experience together, getting the in-game crowd pumped up, placing viewer names on ringside banners, and allowing the audience to even trigger special in-match events
  • Jam-packed with the humor, heart, and personality that made the original game so popular!

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 is coming to PC (Steam and on January 17, 2023, followed by PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2023.

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