However, instead of D-Mob being freed from police custody, like in Fight for NY,
it is tattoo artist Manny who is saved from corrupt police officers.
The game's Boxing def jam fightting NY story is a prequel to the events of fight game.
However, the game uses many of the same situations and characters from Fight for NY, which is the third game in the series, chronologically.
Manny takes the player to gang leader O.G., who becomes his "mentor",
who instructs him in how to fight to gain control of (take over) the five boroughs of New York City.
Eventually, O.G. is murdered by Crow, leaving D-Mob to step in and use the player as his number one fighter.
Ultimately, it is revealed that D-Mob was using the player to take over the five boroughs,
controlling New York City's underground, and that he was going to leave the player to take the fall,
leading the police to his exact whereabouts. After defeating D-Mob in the story's final battle,
a one-on-one fight at the 125th Street Subway Station, the player decides to leave the underground fight scene for good.
It is safe to say that, since this is a prequel story, D-Mob recovers from the fight and, with nobody in New York to stop him,
builds his empire that is seen in Vendetta.
The clashes of these various personalities and characters occur primarily within the game's story mode.
Though the takeover's storyline deviates from the original game's (it's actually supposed to be a prequel to the older def jam games,
despite its liberal recycling of characters and situations from for NY),
you'll still play a nameless up-and-coming thug brought into the world of underground Boxing def jam fightting NY after rescuing one of the game's personalities from certain doom
(in this case, Manny, the tattoo artist and fighter, rather than D-Mob, the gang boss from Fight for NY).
Once you're in, you're given the opportunity to sculpt your character using the same type of sketch-artist system as the first game.
There aren't a ton of options available from the get-go, but you can make a suitable character of varying races, builds,
and facial constructions. When that's over with, it's on to battle.
After you've claimed one of the five boroughs as your hood, you get to work almost immediately,
jumping into battle against the various brawlers of this fair city. You'll be doing a lot of fighting, too,
so it's good that the fighting engine is so strong.