Nintendo has confirmed the exact release date for Punch-Out!! Earlier in the week we were told that it would be released in May but now Nintendo has finalised the date as 22 May.
That's not all! Nintendo has also announced that Super Punch-Out!! for the SNES will be available for download tomorrow via the Wii's Virtual Console. So if you've never played Punch-Out!! before and want to know what the fuss is all about, you can download the SNES game on Friday.
As for the Wii version, it will feature all of the well-known characters from Glass Joe to Von Kaiser, King Hippo and, of course, Little Mac.
Punch-Out!! revives the story of Little Mac as you follow his journey from up-and-coming boxer in the Bronx, NY to become the boxing World champion. The game reunites the mean men of the World Video Boxing Association, who Little Mac must challenge and defeat one-by-one.
The aim is to spot weaknesses in your opponent's armoury - such as changes in their body position - and exploit them with your best upper cuts, hooks and jabs. However, the introduction of the motion sensing controls of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk will, according to Nintendo, give you a more instinctive boxing experience as you weave, bob and duck during bouts.
The Wii Remote and Nunchuk mimic the movements of the left and right hands but there is also a classic control system, where you turn the Remote on its side to simulate the NES controller.
So look out for Punch-Out!! on 22 May and you can get yourself in the mood for the new Wii game by downloading Super Punch-Out!! tomorrow.