EA announces free downloadable content for Fight Night Round 4

In the coming months, EA Sports is going to be offering free content and control upgrades to its realistic boxing game, Fight Night Round 4.

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Watch this: Gaming preview: Fight Night Round 4

Later this summer, owners of EA Sports' highly rated and enjoyable boxing game, Fight Night Round 4, will get a shot at some free downloadable content.

EA says the first "DLC" pack will be available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users by early August, and will include a new training gym, new gameplay sliders, and "a host of new equipment that can be used for outfitting boxers." Xbox 360 users get a bonus: an alternate version of Sugar Ray Leonard courtesy of Pizza Hut (we're not sure what "alternate" means, but hey, two of Sugar Ray has got to be a good thing).

The company also plans to release a free downloadable game update by early September that lets gamers use face buttons on the Xbox 360 and PS3 game controllers to throw punches, hooks, uppercuts, and haymakers. EA maintains that the Total Punch Control system, which relies on the right thumbstick for throwing punches, is "the most intuitive way to throw punches."

However, having played the game (yes, I'm a fan), there are times when the punch you want to throw ends up being different from the one you intended to throw. In other words, I can see how some people want very straightforward controls rather than ones that require sliding the stick in a certain motion to throw a punch.

Read the full review of Fight Night Round 4 here.