A first look at Fight Night Champion's M-rated 'brutality'

Ian Cummings, creative director of Madden NFL 11, recently had a chance to play Fight Night Champion, calling it "f'ing amazing." His enthusiasm for another EA Sports game is unsurprising, but the other detail certainly is: "Fight Night Champion is M-rated ... it's definitely going to wow folks."

As spotted by Kotaku, the official website for Fight Night Champion was updated with a description of EA Sports' new direction for the franchise. "As the first-ever 'M' rated EA SPORTS title, Fight Night Champion showcases the truest graphical representation of the sport, lifestyle, and culture of boxing with authentic and dynamic blood, realistic body damage and deformation, and mature content throughout. Experience the violence and brutality that is true to the trade."

Our interest is definitely piqued by EA's bold attempt at redefining the long-running franchise. Will it pay off? Or will it result in another NBA Elite type disaster? IGN grabbed the first trailer of the game, and you can decide for yourself.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.