The cartoony virtual reality boxing game launches today, and the team behind it has a few tips to help you take down the competition.
Today, Knockout League – Grab Games and Vive Studios’ arcade-style boxing game built from the ground up for virtual reality – is launching for PlayStation VR. Now PSVR owners can step into the ring and face off against a cast of fierce competitors in a game that will test their reflexes while offering a brisk workout.
Knockout League is the ultimate game for virtual reality and we are thrilled to bring this title to the PlayStation VR community. The single-player boxing game pits you against nine competitors, ranging from classic boxers to fantastic creatures. While your opponents may be wacky, the physicality of the game is real. Ducking, dodging and throwing punches, you’ll soon find yourself engaged in a way that only VR can achieve (and there is even a calorie tracker in Fitness Mode to prove it!).
As you go toe-to-toe in the ring, you’ll be ranked against your friends and the community in your pursuit to dominate the leaderboards. With a tutorial training mode to teach you key strategies along with mini-games such as speed bag, you’ll be warmed up and ready to take on the fight.
Knockout League pits you against nine competitors, ranging from classic boxers to fantastic creatures. While each character brings their own quirky style and attitude to the fight, these are our favorites to challenge in the ring:
Sir Octopunch is one of our favorite characters. He was one of the original concepts and right away personified what we were going for with this game. Besides, what’s not to love about a talking, boxing, British octopus? When Sir Octopunch tries to overwhelm you with his vertical slam attack, pay attention to which gloves are wiggling. That’ll give a tip as to where the safe area is. Sir Octopunch represents what’s great about games and VR. He lets the player be immersed with an activity that they’re familiar with while giving them an experience that they can’t get in real life.
Barrage is another one of our favorites because she’s such a strong and loveable character. Her special move the barrage is a very high damage move but takes a lot of her energy. You don’t want to be in the way of that one, but make sure to take advantage with a counterattack when she’s catching her breath. The benevolent bruiser, she’ll knock you down and encourage you during the fight. She’s exudes energy and she’s a great balance between power and speed.
Showtime is the guy that you hate to love and love to hate. He’s got the smirk that makes you want to hit him in the face. You can try. The Showtime fight is tricky because his speed allows him to instantly dodge attacks. Don’t fall for his feints, look out for his counter and keep firing back at him. His fighting style fits his character and that creates some cool unique moments in the fight.
Knockout League launches today at PlayStation Store for $29.99.