I doubt the greatest fighters in modern martial arts will square off against Street Fighter or Dragon Ball Z characters any time soon, largely because of rights issues. Also some of the fighters in this equation are, you know, fictional. But oh what a fight card it would be.
When you see a good fight in motion — real or simulated — there's a grace to it. It's like watching a dance where you see the will and wit of two people intertwined. At its best, it is a like watching abstract art. EA Sports UFC is not that.
New trailer: EA Sports UFC. Still no release date yet for the game (last word was Spring, sometime after March) but here's a detailed look at the fighters' distinct features and animations. The game is for Xbox One and PS4.
It's going to be a long spring and summer for EA Sports, which thanks to cutbacks and cancellations has two titles between now and August, when Madden NFL Whatever Number Comes After 25 releases. That's a World Cup edition for FIFA, and EA Sports UFC. Neither game has a release date yet.
Fight Night: Round Three was a no-doubt-about-it success when it arrived a few months after the launch of the Xbox 360. With the' Fight Night team in charge, many are looking to EA Sports UFC to deliver the same impact for the new console generation this spring. The studio released the first two in-game screenshots…
EA Sports confirmed that women fighters will be on the roster of the upcoming UFC title it will release next spring on next-generation consoles. Rivals Ronda Rousey (pictured above) and Miesha Tate will join the game, with more to follow from the UFC's Women's Bantamweight division.
EA Sports' UFC game will launch in Spring 2014 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game will feature something called "full body deformation," which will show, in visceral detail, the effects of being punched, kicked, and choked out.
At E3, EA Sports' top man—himself a mixed martial arts enthusiast who trains in the sport—was mum on the label's plans for how its surprise acquisition of the UFC license would fit into its publishing calendar—or which of its studios would even develop it. "The ink is still wet," on the deal, as Andrew Wilson…