Chillingo’s highly anticipated Fight Night inspired iPhone boxing game, Touch KO, was finally released in the App Store over the weekend, so if you are a fan of fighting games, it’s time to pay close attention.
Touch KO isn’t your usual over-the-top arcade-style boxing game. The developers wanted to bring a realistic Fight Night-like experience to the iPhone and iPod touch, and apparently they were able to do just that.
In Touch KO, you are in control of creating your own boxing legacy. You start by working out in a run-down gym, hopefully working your way up through the ranks by using your pure talent and dedication. The game allows create and customize your character with all kinds of body, tattoo, and equipment options. From there you will be utilizing the intuitive control system to effortlessly execute your attacks. Your stats will be tracked throughout the career mode, and you will be able to upgrade your fighter’s stats with different training routines. The game also features online leader boards, achievements, some great looking graphics, and the ability to create your own custom playlists thanks to iPhone OS 3.0.
Early user reviews have revealed that the game is obviously easy on the eyes and elegant enough to control, but apparently it is rather easy to defeat the enemy AI. However, don’t let this be the reason for not giving Touch KO a second look. The developers have already stated that they are working on an update that will add an expert mode, which will speed up the gameplay and make it even more difficult to knock out your opponent.
Touch KO is available for the introductory price of $2.99. The regular price is $4.99.
Embedded below is a gameplay trailer for Touch KO.