This just in from IGN. The GameCube version of EA Sports Fight Night Round 2 will include Nintendo's classic game Super Punch-Out!!, according to an announcement from Electronic Arts today. Even better, players will be able to unlock Little Mac from the first Punch-Out!! games and take him into the ring against real boxers in Fight Night Round 2. Super Punch-Out!! originally appeared for the Super Nintendo in 1994, updating the boxing action established in the NES and arcade versions of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out.
"The Punch-Out!! series defined boxing video games," says George Harrison at Nintendo. "We have a new contender in the ring that's changing the face of boxing games. What better way to introduce our Nintendo gamers to EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 than allowing gamers to experience two boxing franchises that have had the most impact in this sports genre from the beginning of boxing games to now."
The Super Punch-Out!! bonus is the second Nintendo exclusive EA has offered GameCube owners recently, following the announcement of Mario, Peach, and Luigi appearing in NBA Street V3.
Look for Fight Night Round 2 to reach stores March first.