The release date of eSports Boxing Club is getting closer and closer, and some HUGE news has just dropped.
One of the biggest boxing stars in the world will be joining eSports Boxing Club!
Check out who will be on the new game, along with everything we know so far about ESBC below.
Latest - Deontay Wilder confirmed for eSports Boxing Club
The Bronze Bomber, Deontay Wilder has signed on to star in the PlayStation 5 and PS4 sim eSports Boxing Club!
Wilder adds to the all-star roster that Steel City Interactive has compiled.
You'll even be able to re-create the legendary trilogy of the Bronze Bomber vs the Gypsy King in the new game!
The estimated window for the ESBC release date is late 2021, but that's far from set in stone.
Originally, developers planned to have eSports Boxing Club out for Early Access as soon as this summer, but recent delays have pushed that back.
They explicitly stated in the last development update that while they're not announcing a launch window, the "next announcement on this topic will be a specific release date."
The official ESBC website has one clue in their FAQ section, stating that their "aim is to launch within the coming months" and reaffirming that the initial launch will be via Early Access on Steam.
Release Date delayed & new gameplay footage revealed
The latest update on eSports Boxing Club came with exciting footage and some disappointing news.
You can view the latest gameplay trailer below:
The video above reveals that the ESBC release date has been indefinitely delayed.
However, it's for good reasons as they've gotten additional investment and partnered with co-developer Ten24 Digital Capture.
Ten24 have worked on major titles such as Baldur's Gate 3, Death Stranding, Halo 4, Alien Isolation, and more, as well as working on movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service.
ESBC will release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
The initial teaser trailer for eSports Boxing Club arrived on 23 June 2020, starring boxing legend Johnny Nelson.
Another trailer will be revealed ahead of launch.
Developer Commentary Trailer
A new eSports Boxing Club Developer Commentary Trailer has been released, and the game looks awesome!
The trailer gives us an insight into how the game mechanics will work, with the implementation of real boxers' movements in the ring.
The developers also run through the awesome roster which will be on ESBC.
The game also features seven championship titles, including those under the governing bodies of WBC, IBF and BBBofC (British Boxing Board of Control).
Plus, in a first for gaming - you can become the eWBC champion with a physical belt presented by the WBC during the official ESBC Tournament.
No venues have been confirmed as of yet but Steel City Interactive say that "realistic venues from Gyms and Arenas to outdoor stages from around the world" will feature.
Perhaps we could see iconic boxing venues from the world including Madison Square Garden, York Hall, MGM Grand and Caesar's Palace.
The non-fighting roster includes various boxing coaches, promoters, presenters and cut-men.
BT's Paul Dempsey, Sky Sports frontman Johnny Nelson and Todd Grisham from DAZN will all be in the commentary booth.
Officially licensed boxing gear will also be available, allowing you to select glove, shorts and boot options, with Empire Pro Tape already confirmed.
eSports Boxing Club has made a massive reveal by announcing that current boxing champion and the nearly undefeated Canelo Álvarez will join ESBC.
Álvarez is a major acquisition for the game's roster, but even more than that he appears to be poised as the title's cover star.
The reveal stopped short of specifically confirming that, but we've got more details here on why he looks set to be the face of ESBC.
According to the official eSports Boxing Club website, the title will feature "Next Gen Footwork" with research and input from World Champions to create the "most realistic mannerisms and movement".
We will also see high-quality human models, thanks to the scanning from Ten24.
Check out the appearance of Eddie Hall and David Adeleye in the first look of Alpha Gameplay.
ESBC features the "most advanced feint-system" to try and throw your opponent off-guard.
There will be plenty of customisation options - mainly centred around career mode, and across the game, you'll be able to create your own fighter, judges, trainers, cut-men and promoters.
As for online multiplayer, there will be exhibition matches, ranked leaderboards as well as licensed world championships.
From what we know about career mode, you will be able to manage your fighter’s weight and injuries.
Will you rest and let any negative effects heal? Or take a high risk title-shot at short notice?
You can unlock certain moves and characteristics as your fighter matures and switch gyms to learn new move-sets.
The retirement system means it will be imperative to manage your workload to keep fighting.
Did you retire early due to the wars you’ve been in? Or have a prolonged career with smart fighting? Or will you decide to make a comeback?
There are plans from Steel City to "introduce a full story mode" as an update after release.
ESBC uses input from pro boxers
Steel City Interactive's Twitter account recently reviewed that eSports Boxing Club will use input from professional boxers.
IBF Flyweight Champion Sunny Edwards, along with other pro boxers, will have their exact movement styles inputted into the game.
This will make for a much more realistic feel to the fights.
100 Boxers confirmed for ESBC
100 licensed boxers have now been confirmed for eSports Boxing Club already.
Here's just a handful of the names coming to the game:
- Sugar Ray Robinson
- Joe Frazier
- Rocky Marciano
- Joe Louis
- Roy Jones Jr
- Oleksandr Usyk
- Terence Crawford
- Amir Khan
- Alexander Povetkin
- Frank Bruno
- Ricky Hatton
- Eddie Hall (former World's Strongest Man)
- Joe Joyce
- George Groves
- Johnny Nelson
- Josh Warrington
- Anthony Crolla
14 female boxers have been revealed so far, they are:
- Claressa Shields
- Seniesa Estrada
- Cris Cyborg
- Jessica McCaskill
- Alicia Napoleon
- Franchon Crews-Dezurn
- Chantelle Cameron
- Heather Hardy
- Terri Harper
- Natasha Jonas
- Ebanie Bridges
- Sophie Alisch
- Shannon Courtenay
- Jelena Mrdjenovich
Steel City have said they are "constantly increasing" their roster and a "number of legends" will be announced up to launch.
Plus as part of ESBC's Seasons model, fighters will be continually added to the game after release - but this looks to be part of paid DLC.
9 more boxers to join ESBC
The roster for eSports Boxing Club is getting larger by the day it seems as nine more boxers are getting added to the list.
This time we get some classic boxers added to the list, including a couple of very familiar faces.
Along with Fernando Vargas, the Super Welterweight, eight more boxers join the roster. This includes Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jeff Mayweather.
For a full list of the boxers added to the roster, follow this link!