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Jazz Brousseau, Producer of Fight Night Champion has posted the details on Fight Night Champion Customizable.

Hey fight fans, I’m here to give you the run-down on Fight Night Champion Customizable, available later today exclusively on PSN starting at $4.99.

With Fight Night Champion, we delivered a dramatically new gameplay experience. In creating Champion Mode, it was the first time that EA SPORTS had incorporated a story-based game mode into a sports title. Inspired by classic boxing movies, Champion Mode allows players to step into the shoes of Andre Bishop, an up-and-coming middleweight contender who learns that the road to becoming a champion in professional boxing is one that is filled with unimaginable highs and brutal lows. Champion Mode tells a story of redemption and perseverance in one of the toughest sports ever imagined.

Now with Fight Night Champion available as a customizable digital download exclusively on PSN, we’re once again delivering a new experience to gamers; we’re giving them the opportunity to customize their experience to meet their gaming needs. We anticipate a few questions, so here’s more detail on this unique approach to downloadable games:

How does the customizable download work?
Fans have the opportunity to purchase Champion Mode, downloading it via PSN as a standalone game and experience one of the richest narratives in sports gaming. Users can then customize their experience within the Fight Night Champion in-game store by subsequently purchasing any of the following modes: Fight Now, Legacy Mode and Online Play.

Why did you decide to offer Fight Night Champion as a customizable download on PSN?
It’s all about providing choice. We know that gamers play in different ways. Some people are very into battling opponents online. Others prefer narrative-based stories, like you’ll find in Champion Mode. It’s really about letting fans customize their own experience by purchasing the game a la carte.

Why offer Champion Mode as a standalone game at $4.99?
Champion Mode is really what sets this game apart from Fight Night Round 4. It’s the first time EA SPORTS has had a story-based game mode. Champion Mode is inspired by classic boxing movies and provides hours of captivating and emotional gameplay. It’s the most instantly accessible mode and we felt the story line would draw gamers in who may not be huge boxing fans. By releasing Champion Mode as a standalone at $4.99, it allows gamers who may not be looking to purchase a full boxing title an opportunity to try it out.

What kind of player was the Fight Now piece created for?
Fight Now is for people who just want to get in and fight. They’ll have access to all the boxers and venues in the game. They can even create or download their own boxer.

Can they take that boxer through a whole career?
For that they would want Legacy Mode in the Games Mode download. This is where you get to create your alter ego and put him in the ring against past champions. You start with training and then fight through all your scheduled bouts. You’re goal is to establish yourself as the fighter to beat.

Is there a way to take your ‘alter ego’ online and fight other boxers?
You can purchase the Online Mode which will allow you to play people head-to-head or you can compete for local or worldwide belts.

Will the PSN trophies work any differently with this customizable version?
No, there’s no difference in how PSN trophies work. That being said, there are some trophies that are associated with specific modes, so you’ll have to have downloaded those modes to earn them.

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# 1 oneamongthefence @ 11/08/11 07:20 PM
Actually sounds like a good business model. Pay for what you want. Imagine being able to just pay for franchise or just online. I think this a revolutionary addition to sports games in general.
 
# 2 scottyo60 @ 11/08/11 09:15 PM
Agree. I really like the thought. EA got this one right
 
# 3 statum71 @ 11/09/11 12:36 AM
EA had people like me in mind on this one. Two thumbs up!

I skipped FNC because I didn't wanna pay 60 bucks for a game when I know I'm only gonna play Fight Now Mode......so this is perfect for me. I'm in.
 
# 4 todd_10 @ 11/09/11 12:40 AM
Nice work EA, GREAT concept!
 
# 5 Hjkflannel @ 11/09/11 07:02 AM
I dont like having items in a menu i can't choose (EA already bug me with putting fighters in that are locked) and i know i would be too stingy to buy modes i wouldnt always want to play but actually quite enjoy as a change of pace. I think this could cause innovative new game modes to be dropped because they arent being taken up as strongly as the classics.
 
# 6 fistofrage @ 11/09/11 08:20 AM
Not sure why anyone would pay $5 for a poorly done tutorial. The voice acting is done pretty well, but in the end this is just a tutorial done in story mode and its linear, you don't really even get to fight full boxing matches for the most part.
 
# 7 kbmnm247 @ 11/09/11 08:41 AM
I'm surprised EA did this. Much props for this, great idea and what we gamers have always asked for. It is a great price for FNC. The game was a lot better than what it became since the day I purchased it.
 
# 8 thaSLAB @ 11/09/11 09:36 AM
I like this idea very much...
 
# 9 fistofrage @ 11/09/11 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by thaSLAB
I like this idea very much...
I like the idea too, especially for people who don't play much online. If you wanted to run through the single player story of BF3 or MW3, I think this is a good option.
 
# 10 bigdoc85 @ 11/09/11 11:43 AM
Well, I'm somewhat ticked because I paid $30 for the full game. HOWEVER, this could revolutionize offerings for casual players, like myself. I typically only use a fraction of the features of most sports games (I just want to play -- I don't play dynasty modes, My Player modes or anything like that). It would be great if I only pay for what I play.
 
# 11 statum71 @ 11/09/11 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fistofrage
Not sure why anyone would pay $5 for a poorly done tutorial. The voice acting is done pretty well, but in the end this is just a tutorial done in story mode and its linear, you don't really even get to fight full boxing matches for the most part.
That's exactly why this is a GOOD idea. Because if you don't want Champion Mode....then don't buy Champion Mode. Simple.

Give me "Play Now" Mode with all the fighters and arenas at a much cheaper price and I'm good.
 
# 12 statum71 @ 11/09/11 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by statum71
That's exactly why this is a GOOD idea. Because if you don't want Champion Mode....then don't buy Champion Mode. Simple.

Give me "Play Now" Mode with all the fighters and arenas at a much cheaper price and I'm good.
After reading again maybe you do have to purchase Champion Mode to start out. Even still.......five dollars is not bad at all to ultimately pay a much lower price for the main mode I want, instead of being out 60 bucks.
 
# 13 syncinatti @ 11/09/11 03:58 PM
Wait a minute is everyone forgetting EA abandoned this game and decided not to put out anymore patches and left it broken. Legacy mode doesnt work. It freezes up 100% of the time. they were never able to get jab and body punch effectiveness correct. Unless I missed something and these issues were fixed. I guess for 5 bux its worth it tho. Beware of legacy mode unless im mistaken it was never addressed
 
# 14 fistofrage @ 11/09/11 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by syncinatti
Wait a minute is everyone forgetting EA abandoned this game and decided not to put out anymore patches and left it broken. Legacy mode doesnt work. It freezes up 100% of the time. they were never able to get jab and body punch effectiveness correct. Unless I missed something and these issues were fixed. I guess for 5 bux its worth it tho. Beware of legacy mode unless im mistaken it was never addressed
The game is still broken but Champion Mode works as planned...but "Champion Mode" is just a tutorial in story mode.

I do like the idea of each item of a game being sold ala cart though. I basically only use FNC for fight Now fights. If that portion of the game with the complete roster was $5, it would be a bargain, even though the game played better at release than the patched and tuned version.

In fact, if EA would let me play the unpatched/untuned version with my Downloaded content for $5, I'd pay them for that. Sad but true.
 
# 15 Steve_OS @ 11/09/11 11:37 PM
Official Press Release

EA ANNOUNCES FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION DELIVERED A LA CARTE EXCLUSIVELY ON PLAYSTATION 3

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 8, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that the critically-acclaimed EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Champion is now available as a customizable digital download exclusively for PlayStation®3 consumers, and has joined the Games on Demand library on Xbox LIVE® as a full-game digital download. A first for Electronic Arts, PlayStation 3 consumers will have the opportunity to download the highly praised Champion mode as a standalone game and experience one of the richest narratives in sports gaming. Users can then customize their experience within the Champion mode in-game store by subsequently purchasing any of the following modes: Fight Now, Legacy Mode and Online Play.

“We’re excited to give players a chance to experience one of the best narrative experiences in a sports videogame for only $4.99”, said Dean Richards, VP & General Manager, Team and Action Sports, EA SPORTS. “After their introduction through Champion mode, we’re putting consumers first by letting them choose and customize their Fight Night experience to what meets their needs and gaming preferences.”
Pricing Structure:
PlayStation Network
• Fight Night Champion full product - $29.99
• Champion Mode (standalone) - $4.99
Additional game modes available for purchase within Champion mode in-game store:
• Fight Now - $5.00
• Legacy Mode and Boxer Share - $10.00
• Online Play - $10.00
XBOX LIVE Games on Demand:
• Fight Night Champion full product - $29.99
Champion Mode brings cinematic storytelling to the Fight Night franchise and is the first such story mode in EA SPORTS history. Written by screenwriter Will Rokos, Champion Mode allows players to step into the shoes of up-and-coming middleweight prospect, Andre Bishop, as he discovers that the road to becoming a champion in professional boxing is one that is filled with corruption, personal struggle and more than just what happens between the ropes.

Fight Night Champion features gameplay innovation that delivers the rawness and brutality of the most realistic boxing simulation ever created. The title is packed with a deep menu of new modes and features, including: the all-new cinematic, narrative-driven Champion Mode; more than 50 licensed boxers including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao; Full Spectrum Punch Control; the deepest career mode yet, Online Gyms and much more.

Fight Night Champion is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game has been rated M by the ESRB, and 16+ by PEGI. Fight Night Champion is currently available on Xbox LIVE™ and the PlayStation®Network. For more information, log onto www.easports.com/fightnight. To join the EA SPORTS Fight Night community, log onto the Fight Night Champion Facebook page.
 
# 16 jethrotull @ 11/10/11 06:05 PM
This is bush league on EA's part. I have the PS3 version of Fight Night Champion, and guess what, if you create a boxer to take through Legacy mode, it crashes. That's right, the game is broken, so instead of trying to fix what they broke they are offering an "a la carte" version? Poor choice on your part EA, your game is broke for offline players and you have done nothing to fix it.
 
# 17 Jukeman @ 11/13/11 12:41 AM
Lol so $10 for legacy and boxer share is a rip off?


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# 18 davis420 @ 11/15/11 06:54 PM
I just bought the 1st part for $4.99 and plan on buying the "fight now" also. I want to know if anyone has bought "Legacy" and had any problems before I spend the $10.00.
 
# 19 Vast @ 11/15/11 07:18 PM
Hmmmmmm...... might have to jump on this for champ, and fight now for 10$
 
# 20 davis420 @ 11/16/11 04:01 PM
Do you have to buy the online portion to get the Tuner Update and the Patches? I didn't see any patch install when I downloaded it last night.
 

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