With Mike Tyson’s recently successful exhibition with Roy Jones Jr proving that Iron Mike Tyson still has some power behind those punches, discussion of a Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out 2 (Or a sequel of sorts) is properly on the table. The multi-time heavyweight champion has spoken publicly about making a new Punch-Out game for the Nintendo Switch.
You thought Tyson’s exhibition recently was a shock return from retirement, but a sequel to Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out would be a comeback 33 years in the making!
In a podcast episode of Impaulsive by Logan Paul back on December 29, 2020, Mike Tyson said the words that gamers have wanted for years! He said, “We’re gonna make another [Punch-Out].” Bold and direct words from the Iron Man.
Now, considering this is Mike Tyson, this statement and its validity need to be taken with a grain of salt. There is no mention of discussion with Nintendo themselves, and Iron Mike does not seem like the kind of person that understands the complexities of video game development.
Despite, this is exciting news! If Nintendo and Tyson do decide to collaborate once again, a sequel to the original Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out would be a welcomed one.
The Punch-Out series has seen great success before and after the inclusion of Tyson as the final boss.
The series began as an arcade title back in 1983, and that did so well that Super Punch-Out released in arcades the following year. In 1987, we finally saw Punch-Out release on a home console, the NES, where it saw multiple iterations: Super Macho Man as the original boss, then Mike Tyson in his self-titled version, and finally Mr. Dream in the last version of the game.
The series also landed on the SNES before taking a long hiatus and resurrecting in 2009 for the Nintendo Wii. It has been 12 years since we have seen a proper Punch-Out title, and a new Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out may be the sequel we need in 2021.
It would be interesting to see what direction they would take the series. Would it be a throwback to the original? Or would it be something more similar to the more recent Wii version?
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