“Fight Night Champion” hit like a lights-dimming haymaker earlier this month, releasing on March 1 to rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The series typically outstanding visuals were praised, along with the abundance of content and the story-driven Champion Mode. After almost an entire month of roaming free in the world however, players are likely starting to feel antsy for more. Good news, then. Electronic Arts has you covered with some new downloadable content that is coming to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network next week, detailed after the jump.
There are three packs in all, though some added promotions make everything a bit more complicated. The star of the show is the Heavyweight Legends Pack, which adds Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson to your roster of fighters. Buying this pack, which costs 800 MS Points/$10 also gets you the Bare Knuckles Boxing pack for free, though you can buy it separately for 320 MS Points/$4 and each individual boxer for 160 MS Points/$2 apiece.
The Bare Knuckles Boxing pack adds one new offline play mode and two new online play modes, as well as a new, alternative Old School ruleset that is specific to bare knuckles fights. Not all fighters will be usable in this mode however; Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko are off-limits.
Finally, the Alternate Weight Class pack, which runs for a paltry 80 MS Points/$1, creates alternative versions of fighters who are already in the game for different weight classes, per player requests. You’re not really getting any new fighters, just alternate versions in different classes. Those are: Featherweight Manny Pacquiao, Lightweight Manny Pacquiao, Lightweight Oscar De La Hoya, Middleweight Roy Jones Jr, Middleweight Bernard Hopkins, Welterweight Roberto Duran, Middleweight Thomas Hearns and Welterweight Pernell Whitaker.