Vivid Games has announced Real Boxing 2 for iOS and Android ahead of its appearance at Gamescom this week.

It is, of course, the sequel to the Bronze Award-winning Real Boxing, and should be out later this year.

One big difference when compared to the original game is that Real Boxing 2 will be free to play at launch (rather than having its payment model changed at a later date).

With this comes the ability to create your own fighter, with four different classes and hundreds of unique items to make them your own.

It hasn't been said, but we're going to go out on a limb and guess that there will be IAPs for some of those items, at least.

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Oh, and you may have noticed in the trailer above that it seems to have had a decent visual upgrade. That's on account of it being made in Unreal Engine 4.

Anyway, Real Boxing 2 will have a single player and multiplayer Career mode. In these, you can take on Events, countless Contracts, and "bosses" for rewards.

Speaking of which, if you sign-up to become a VIP member (it's free) then you can get a member-only starting bonus. Plus, you'll get the chance to play the beta.

There's no exact date as to when Real Boxing 2 will be out but we'll let you know as soon as we hear one.