EA Sports' Fight Night Round 4 Launch Party Starring Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg @ HOB, 6/22/09
Mike Tyson is back.
His documentary, Tyson, released in April won over critics and fans alike for it's brutal honesty. Earlier this month, the "Baddest Man on the Planet" was once again on the big screen in the surprise hit of the summer movie season, The Hangover, singing a Phil Collins tune and punching Zach Galifinakis. Today, gamers will find Mike on the shelves at their local retail stores as he graces the cover of EA Sports' Fight Night Round 4 alongside the "Greatest of All Time" Muhammad Ali.
This is the first time the former heavyweight champion has been in a video game since the forgotten "Mike Tyson's Heavyweight Boxing" which was released in 2002. Mike's career is actually similar to Mike's video game career, started out with a classic (Mike Tyson's Punchout), disappeared for a bit, came back with a game most people don't remember and is now back with a bang in Fight Night Round 4. To celebrate his return to the gaming world, XBOX 360 and EA Sports threw a party at the House of Blues Monday night. The guest of honor was none other than Iron Mike.
While the members of the press assembled on the packed red carpet were happy to ask questions to the likes of boxers "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora, the Lakers' Didier Ilunga-Mbenga and Wood Harris from “The Wire,” the real question was, "When's Mike Tyson showing up?"