Punch-Out!! to feature Balance Board support, retains both exclamation points

In case you hadn’t heard, Punch-Out!! will be available for the Nintendo Wii in May. It looks like it’ll be a pretty faithful recreation of the NES classic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! except that it’ll drop the whole “Mike Tyson” thing and will feature new and improved graphics.

It’s also been leaked that the game will offer compatibility with the Wii Balance Board so you can bob and weave from side to side in order to dodge punches from the likes of Glass Joe and King Hippo. And with that, it looks like spring will be a hotbed for Balance Board-compatible Wii boxing games, as Don King Presents Prizefighter will ship next Tuesday, followed by Punch-Out!! in a couple months.

[via IGN]