EA UFC is being prepared as the ultimate MMA video game for fans of the UFC and its superstar fighters. Speaking of superstar fighters, two of UFC's Bantamweight female combatants are joining the game offical roster - UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and her rival Miesha Tate. Both players will be playable in EA's upcoming cage fighter.
This announcement is awesome because it marks the first time that female fighters are playable in a UFC game. Note - you can't choose the female fighters and face off with the male fighters, guys.
EA UFC will launch in Spring 2014 for the Xbox One and the PS4. The development team behind Fight Night, EA Canada, will be working on the game. The game's engine will be powered by EA Sports' next-gen Ignite Engine.
Check out EA's press release for this huge announcement:
FEMALE FIGHTERS JOIN EA SPORTS UFC ROSTER; MARK FIRST
EVER APPEARANCE IN A UFC VIDEO GAME
The Ultimate Fighter Coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate First Female Fighters Revealed
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - September 4, 2013 –Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS™ UFC will feature playable female fighters for the first time ever in a UFC videogame. This groundbreaking moment is headlined by UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, the historic inaugural female coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Starting next Spring, players will "Feel the Fight" in the Octagon™ and experience the crippling power of Rousey's signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate's grappling, and many other fighting styles from an esteemed roster of female fighters in EA SPORTS UFC.
"This is a great moment for video games and for Mixed Martial Arts," said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. "In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with."
"Since we added the Women's Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone," said Dana White, UFC President. "The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game."
Watch Ronda Rousey talk to EA SPORTS about her upcoming bout with Miesha Tate
Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC brings the action, emotion and intensity inside the Octagon to life in ways that were never before possible. The next-generation of True Player Motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful and fluid attacks of elite mixed martial artists through Precision Movement, Dynamic Striking and Strategic Submission Battles, but also brings the combatants to life with Full Body Deformation and Real-Time Exertion. The simulation of Human Intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system and is expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game.
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