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EA unveils brand new boxing game

FaceBreaker coming to PS3, 360, Wii.

Electronic Arts has revealed a new boxing game for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii is in development at EA Canada.

As reported by 1UP, the game is titled FaceBreaker. It's described as looking "like a cross between Ready 2 Rumble Boxing and Team Fortress 2".

Expect bold, cartoon-style graphics, in other words, plus "real-time facial deformation". That's right, you can actually break your opponent's face open. But the portrayal of violence is much more Itchy and Scratchy than Raging Bull.

Fighters you can play as include Romeo, "a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts", and Russian demolitions expert Molotov, who has "a penchant for fighting dirty". Plus EA's Game Face technology will allow you to create a character using a photo of yourself.

"Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry," commented EA Sports boss Peter Moore. "This game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product line-up."

Expect more news in the next few weeks.

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