Ronda Rousey is probably the biggest name in mixed martial arts right now (even after her loss to Holly Holm on Saturday), so it makes perfect sense that Electronic Arts has christened her the cover athlete for EA Sports UFC 2.
“EA Sports is a cultural barometer to know what’s going on in sports at the moment,” said Rousey. “As a gamer myself, it’s pretty surreal to be on the cover of the game and to have a woman on the cover of a UFC game shows a lot of progress. I’m really happy to be involved with it.”
In addition to an improved Knockout Physics System and more realistic graphics, EA has promised to add five brand new game modes to EA Sports UFC 2 including KO Mode, UFC Ultimate Team, a revamped Career/Create-A-Fighter Mode (male or female), and Grapple Assist, “an integrated visual tool to help players learn and perfect takedowns, ground game transitions, and submissions.”
Set to be released for the PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2016, EA Sports UFC 2 is currently in development at EA Canada.