Punch-Out!! going to the Next Level on Wii

Rocky, Pelé, what’s the difference?

IGN is reporting the upcoming Wii revival of Punch-Out!! is being developed by Next Level Games.

The Canadian studio is best known for its Mario soccer games: Super Mario Strikers on GameCube and Mario Strikers Charged on Wii.

The new version of Punch-Out!! is tentatively scheduled to release in the first half of 2009. The most recent game in the classic Nintendo series was Super Punch-Out!!, released in 1994 for the Super NES.