Title Bout 2013 has players simulating boxing matches, setting up tournaments, training sessions and more in a management simulation/text-adventure-style interface. Much like OOTP Baseball and Sports Interactive's Football Manager series, Title Bout 2013 features a huge database of real-life athletes, sporting over 8,000 fighter records. The management sim is said to be nearly the same on iOS and Android as it is on PC, though it's priced at a moderate $1.99 compared to the current $9.99 price for two PC licenses on the game's site.
Title Bout Championship Boxing has a lengthy history, as it began as a tabletop game created by brothers Jim and Tom Trunzo in the late 1970's, later seeing DOS-based text simulation TKO Boxing in 1990. Comp-U-Sport created Title Fight 2001, a brand later sold to OOTP Developments, which launched Title Bout Championship Boxing 2 and version 2.5 in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
P.I.S.D. Ltd. today announced the release of its boxing simulation, Title Bout Championship Boxing (TBCB) 2013, for Apple's iPad and Google's Android OS. The game features thousands of real boxers, with the ability to re-stage classic bouts or create "What if?" scenarios, such as pitting Sugar Ray Robinson against Marvin Hagler or Mike Tyson against Muhammad Ali.
TBCB can even be used to forecast upcoming fights, which P.I.S.D. does weekly as part of the Talkin' Boxing With Billy C Challenge. Those results can be found here:
P.I.S.D. co-founder Paul Norman said: "Now boxing fans can take their favorite simulation anywhere. TBCB 2013 for iPad and Android is perfect for getting in a few quick fights while waiting somewhere or traveling. You could even attend a boxing match and run a few sims of the fight before the action starts!"
Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 also features Top Ten lists, complete statistics, revised and multiple ranking systems, radio-style fight commentary, realistic crowd noises, pseudo-animated fighters, ring girls, organizational rankings, and much more. Trainers, corner men, and referees are all part of the simulation, adding an extra dimension of realism.
TBCB 2013 sells for $1.99 at Apple's App Store and the Google Play store. The iOS version runs only on iPad and requires iOS 7. The Android version requires Android OS 3.0 or higher and is best played on a tablet with a screen that's seven inches or larger.
About P.I.S.D. Ltd.
P.I.S.D. Ltd. is a small independent software development team founded by two experienced software engineers with years of games development experience. It was set up in 1994 with the idea of creating a usable multi-platform C++ development libraries that are available for licensing to third party developers.
Games that use P.I.S.D.'s libraries include the company's own Title Bout Championship Boxing series, as well as Out of the Park Developments' Out of the Park Baseball for PC/Mac/Linux/iOS and Sports Interactive's Football Manager Handheld for iOS and Android. More information is available at www.pisd.co.uk.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16