More information about the upcoming Punch-Out!! game for the Wii, developed by Next Level Games, has been let loose by Nintendo of Europe. Apparently the game will support a 2-player mode, where Little Mac can square off against himself. It has also been confirmed that the game will showcase 13 playable fighters, which is about 3 more than the original Punch-Out!!, and will include Doc Louis.
Additional information about the control scheme has also been revealed. Gamers need not fear, motion based controls are not forced, if you prefer the feel of the classic version, turn your Wii-mote sideways and play it like the original. For you wagglers out there, Nintendo has revealed that; “Punching is a simple case of taking a swing at your opponent whilst holding different combinations of buttons. Soften them up with jabs by pressing up on the Nunchuk Control Stick when you punch, or crash home a super-charged Star Punch by holding the C or A Buttons as you let your hands go,”.
Sounds pretty awesome, Punch-Out!! is currently set to be released in May 2009.