During today’s surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, Survios and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) released the first trailer for their new arcade boxing game Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions. 

Train, Fight, and Win Like Creed, via the Nintendo Direct Mini

The trailer for Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions sure looks like an arcade boxing game. Classic characters from the Rocky series, including Adonis and Apollo Creed, Ivan and Victor Drago, Clubber Lang, and Mr. Balboa himself, duke it out in various Rocky venues. The combat looks simple and straight-forward. Survios acknowledges this, saying the controls for BRB: CC are meant to be easy to pick up, but the combat will be difficult to master.

Every match should be fought in this Tijuana bar, in my opinion.

Game Modes

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions teases three main game modes. The first is the Arcade mode, which promises a unique story mode for each character in the game. Finishing a character’s Arcade mode unlocks cosmetics and new characters. The second is local multiplayer. Sticking to couch co-op in modern times is a rarity, and it’s hard to imagine when I’ll be able to go head-to-head in-person with my buds again (hopefully by BRB: CC’s Spring 2021 release date). The third mode, and the one I’m most excited about, is the Rocky Montage mode. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions will simulate the iconic Rocky montages through a series of “electrifying minigames.” I have no idea how you pull this off, but I’m excited to see them try.

Survios, the game’s developer, traditionally develops virtual reality games. It produced Raw Data, a co-op VR game that reached number one overall on Steam’s global top sellers list. Survios also developed 2018’s Creed: Rise to Glory for the PS VR, another partnership with MGM. Creed: Rise to Glory made our list of Holiday sleeper games and is the source of one of my favorite videos of all time, so it’s got the credentials. We’ll have to see how the experience of developing for VR carries over into Survios’ first non-VR game.

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions releases spring of 2021 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Keep an eye on Sports Gamers Online and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more info as it is announced.