The Original Punch-Out!! Gets a Switch Port

Japanese publisher Hamster has announced a Nintendo Switch port for the arcade classic Punch-Out!!.

Originally released back in 1983, the Nintendo-developed fighting game will launch for the Switch on March 30th in Japan. A North American or European release hasn’t been confirmed at this time – however considering Hamster typically puts their ports out worldwide, we should be getting it soon.

The Switch version of the game will let players display the two screens horizontally or in its traditional vertical mode, a design mechanic stemming from Nintendo’s overstock of monitors back in the 1980’s. If you display the game in tate/vertical mode, the top will display the stats of the match and the bottom will show off the match itself.

Brandon Orselli


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