6/02/2009 8:14am, #1
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EA Sports to release MMA-themed videogame, "EA SPORTS MMA," in 2010
THQ isn't the only videogame maker entering the mixed-martial-arts game market.
Electronic Arts Inc.'s EA SPORTS brand will issue "EA Sports MMA" in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 platforms.
The California-based company, which has delivered massively popular videogame series such as "Madden NFL" and "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR," today announced some basic details of the game.
The announcement comes just weeks after THQ released "UFC 2009 Undisputed," the most sophisticated MMA videogame ever produced. The game, which features the likenesses of more than 80 UFC fighters, has won rave reviews from the videogame and MMA media. The title is part of a multi-year deal between the UFC and THQ.
Last week, at the 2008 Video Game Awards on Spike TV, UFC President Dana White announced "UFC 2010 Undisputed" will be released next year, signaling what possibly could be annual releases of the highly anticipated title.
EA Sports, meanwhile, will work with developers EA Tiburon on the "EA Sports MMA" title.
"Fans have been begging EA SPORTS to get into the cage, and 'EA SPORTS MMA' will put them in control of the sport’s unique combat experience while finally, in an ...interactive experience, capturing the raw intensity that has made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing sports in the world," EA SPORTS President Peter Moore stated. "We're ready for the fight."
Few other details about the game were revealed.
However, sources tell Frank Shamrock and Frank Trigg are two of the likenesses expected to be in the game. Current UFC heavyweight Randy Couture, who spent much of 2008 in a contract dispute with the UFC, is also a rumored fighter in the game. Dozens of additional (non-UFC) fighters are expected to be in the first release.
EA Sports, founded in 1982, has produced additional sports titles geared around NCAA football and basketball, the NBA, NHL, FIFA and NASCAR, among others.
6/02/2009 11:48am, #2
Competition is a good thing. I'm interested to see how this is going to turn out.
6/04/2009 10:03am, #3
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6/04/2009 10:17am, #4
6/04/2009 10:18am, #5
if they buy the whole property from THQ something great might come out of it.
Although they will probably **** up the lobby system even worse.
6/04/2009 10:20am, #6
Its sad that Randy is missing from the THQ game.
I play this game with my kids. We usually fight the upcoming UFC card. However we do have our own fighters in each weight class that we train and compete against each other.
*edit* we should start a UFC Undisputed League. XBOX360 only though.
6/04/2009 10:22am, #7
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It a real challenge controlling your fighters, and all the resource gatherers at the concessions, and making sure you get the cursor back on Rogan before the AI makes him say something really "amazing"
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6/04/2009 10:23am, #8
6/04/2009 10:28am, #9
...usually? There's been exactly one UFC event since the game came out...
6/04/2009 10:33am, #10