touchko-screenshots-1791Chillingo has released this exclusive trailer video for the upcoming Touch KO boxing game for the iPhone. This ambitious project has been in the wings for some time. We interviewed one of the developers Adam Mechtley back in April.

Of interest from the interview was the attention to details in the game and use of motion-capture animation:

In terms of content, we are pushing a lot of detail. Each character is about 3500 polygons and uses actual motion-captured animation. We also have some nice gameplay features to add detail. For instance, we modulate the fighters' speeds based on their stats, so a fighter with high agility has a higher base attack speed. The fighters become tired and attack slower if they throw too many punches or the fight drags on too long, so they become more vulnerable to counter-attacks. On the other hand, you can mitigate this by training up stamina.

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Here's a list of features provided by the developer:

  • Customize your boxer's appearance with dozens of equipment and tattoo options
  • Additional content packs coming soon!
  • Quick-Play mode lets you get in a quick bout on the go
  • Compete for title fights in Career Mode, rising through the ranks from amateur to champion
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use controls
  • Accurate scoring uses real boxing rules
  • Online leaderboards and achievements
  • Crushing knock-out punches
  • Random opponent generator creates hundreds of possible opponents
  • Play your own music from your iTunes Library


Last we heard the game was due for a June release.

  • Josh

    This looks bad.

    • joni

      wtf ?....are you ok ?

      • JamesD

        umm are you? the way the characters fall to the ground is rather....homo? not to mention the fighting as well...it really needs more oomph!

  • Josh

    This looks bad.

    • joni

      wtf ?....are you ok ?

      • JamesD

        umm are you? the way the characters fall to the ground is rather....homo? not to mention the fighting as well...it really needs more oomph!

  • dean

    looooooooooooooooooks awesome ;D!

  • dean

    looooooooooooooooooks awesome ;D!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    how's de control gonna be like? one more thing, how come de fighter fight kind of farny. The right hand n de upper cut doesn't look right and even the fighter falls farny. I'm also wondering if there's gonna be UFC?? That will be waaaayy coool ..

    • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=168 VeganTnT

      I was one of the beta testers so I can answer this.

      A thumb tap is a jab on the appropriate side (right= right arm, left = left arm)
      A tap and hold raises that arm to block
      A tap and a swipe up is an uppercut
      A tap and a swipe in towards the center is a hook.

      you also quickly move your device to the left and right to make your pugilist dodge

      I'll remind everyone that this is based on a beta build and could change at anytime. BUT this control scheme was highly intuitive and easy to master so I would be surprised if they changed it

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      You been hit in the head a few times yourself, mate?

    • formulabill

      Youz sound lik a we-tard whenz you talk like homo

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    how's de control gonna be like? one more thing, how come de fighter fight kind of farny. The right hand n de upper cut doesn't look right and even the fighter falls farny. I'm also wondering if there's gonna be UFC?? That will be waaaayy coool ..

    • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=168 VeganTnT

      I was one of the beta testers so I can answer this.

      A thumb tap is a jab on the appropriate side (right= right arm, left = left arm)
      A tap and hold raises that arm to block
      A tap and a swipe up is an uppercut
      A tap and a swipe in towards the center is a hook.

      you also quickly move your device to the left and right to make your pugilist dodge

      I'll remind everyone that this is based on a beta build and could change at anytime. BUT this control scheme was highly intuitive and easy to master so I would be surprised if they changed it

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      You been hit in the head a few times yourself, mate?

    • formulabill

      Youz sound lik a we-tard whenz you talk like homo

  • Antonio

    it looks awesome but can be better with the iphone 3gs's power, with i dont know mm some shadows, some filters maybe a total graphical update will make this game very very realistic and will be the best mobile boxing game ever, just thinking XD.

  • Antonio

    it looks awesome but can be better with the iphone 3gs's power, with i dont know mm some shadows, some filters maybe a total graphical update will make this game very very realistic and will be the best mobile boxing game ever, just thinking XD.

  • GodSon

    This is an instant buy for me so i will be TOFTT. This is like a mini version of Fight Night for me...Cant Wait!!!

  • GodSon

    This is an instant buy for me so i will be TOFTT. This is like a mini version of Fight Night for me...Cant Wait!!!

  • andy

    looks like crap

  • andy

    looks like crap

  • ipressbuttons

    Looks terrible! Fight night on psp that I still play (last played today!) Plays 100% better than this crap!

  • ipressbuttons

    Looks terrible! Fight night on psp that I still play (last played today!) Plays 100% better than this crap!

  • Aaron

    damn this looks sick! graphics beat like 90% of stuff on the iPhone!

  • Aaron

    damn this looks sick! graphics beat like 90% of stuff on the iPhone!

  • 4.99sux

    C.R.A.P.

  • 4.99sux

    C.R.A.P.

  • slix

    mhhhhh... looks like no real multiplayer. this kind of games are fun to play against friends (or enemies).

    no mp no buy!!!

  • slix

    mhhhhh... looks like no real multiplayer. this kind of games are fun to play against friends (or enemies).

    no mp no buy!!!

  • dave

    the boxes motons look like they are string puppets. Me thinks they dont have access to a motion capture library.. Other than that, looks like a decent rip off of fight night

  • dave

    the boxes motons look like they are string puppets. Me thinks they dont have access to a motion capture library.. Other than that, looks like a decent rip off of fight night

  • taron

    iron fist boxing is a year old and look better than this...

  • taron

    iron fist boxing is a year old and look better than this...

  • rohit

    wtf the fights look soooooo slow and so do the punches. and dis trailer was supposed to look good?

  • rohit

    wtf the fights look soooooo slow and so do the punches. and dis trailer was supposed to look good?

  • Shush

    Just had to leave a comment to the idiots who have posted before me. First of all to the people that say this looks crap? What the hell? Its an iPhone game and it looks good and it has what appear to be ragdoll effects when they fall, and yes it looks a bit silly sometimes but on fight night round 3 was no better, when they guys fell down it looked like they were having a fit or something, their legs would shake around everywhere, and for that 'tard calling it a fight night rip off.. I guess every single boxing game ever made could be called a fight night rip off? in fact you could call fight night a rip off of all the other boxing games made before it? Idiot. This is why the App store is never going to be for REAL games because of little assholes like you guys complaining! They are trying something new and trying new stuff, unlike all the people out there making more Tower Defence games and stuff. Idiots.

  • Shush

    Just had to leave a comment to the idiots who have posted before me. First of all to the people that say this looks crap? What the hell? Its an iPhone game and it looks good and it has what appear to be ragdoll effects when they fall, and yes it looks a bit silly sometimes but on fight night round 3 was no better, when they guys fell down it looked like they were having a fit or something, their legs would shake around everywhere, and for that 'tard calling it a fight night rip off.. I guess every single boxing game ever made could be called a fight night rip off? in fact you could call fight night a rip off of all the other boxing games made before it? Idiot. This is why the App store is never going to be for REAL games because of little assholes like you guys complaining! They are trying something new and trying new stuff, unlike all the people out there making more Tower Defence games and stuff. Idiots.

  • Captin Janks

    "how's de control gonna be like? one more thing, how come de fighter fight kind of farny. The right hand n de upper cut doesn't look right and even the fighter falls farny. I'm also wondering if there's gonna be UFC?? That will be waaaayy coool .." - What a toolbox! I have a headache from reading your sh*tty post. What "de" hell is farny you retard?!

  • Captin Janks

    "how's de control gonna be like? one more thing, how come de fighter fight kind of farny. The right hand n de upper cut doesn't look right and even the fighter falls farny. I'm also wondering if there's gonna be UFC?? That will be waaaayy coool .." - What a toolbox! I have a headache from reading your sh*tty post. What "de" hell is farny you retard?!

  • spaceboy

    this game look dull and uninspired... sad...

  • spaceboy

    this game look dull and uninspired... sad...

  • Dean
  • Dean
  • http://deisgnorhea.com Dennis

    when is it coming out!? i want to play this (especially since i cant play FN: R4 on my way to work... lol)

  • http://deisgnorhea.com Dennis

    when is it coming out!? i want to play this (especially since i cant play FN: R4 on my way to work... lol)

  • mert

    dont use drugss or you will like this game xD

  • http://sadgjn mert

    dont use drugss or you will like this game xD

  • http://www.monicaashley.com Monica Ashley

    this looks like those rag doll physics when the boxers are knocked down. I think this is a heck of an effort for an iphone game. I would like to know if there is blood, cuts, etc. My boyfriend and I would both like this game. whaT? gIRLS LIKE BOXING TOO!

  • http://www.monicaashley.com Monica Ashley

    this looks like those rag doll physics when the boxers are knocked down. I think this is a heck of an effort for an iphone game. I would like to know if there is blood, cuts, etc. My boyfriend and I would both like this game. whaT? gIRLS LIKE BOXING TOO!

  • iPhone3G

    Wow this game should have been out for a like 2 months. Devs should keep their words.

  • iPhone3G

    Wow this game should have been out for a like 2 months. Devs should keep their words.

  • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

    Amazing how the internet is just filled with people bitching!

    This game was made by 2 (or so) people, not the 120 that Fight Night took and it's on an iPhone! A PHONE! Unbelievable! Game looks great.

  • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

    Amazing how the internet is just filled with people bitching!

    This game was made by 2 (or so) people, not the 120 that Fight Night took and it's on an iPhone! A PHONE! Unbelievable! Game looks great.