EA will add Mike Tyson to EA Sports UFC 2

Earlier this month, EA Sports announced that players who pre-order EA Sports UFC 2 would receive instant access to a trio of bonus fighters by buying the game before its launch: Bas Rutten, “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba, and a “Mystery Fighter.” Today, they revealed the identity of the Mystery Fighter… and he’s a blast from your video game past.

The most dangerous boxer of all time, Mike Tyson, will enter the Octagon in EA Sports UFC 2 in two different versions: “Iron” Mike Tyson (“based on his climb to stardom and string of invincible fights in the eighties”) and “Legacy” Mike Tyson (“developed with the end of his illustrious career in mind”). Players who pre-order the standard edition will receive instant access to “Iron” Mike, while players who opt for the Deluxe Edition will receive an unlock code for both. And if you have an aversion to pre-ordering games, both versions of Tyson can also be unlocked by reaching the Hall of Fame in Career Mode.

“When you think about the most devastating fighters of all time, Mike Tyson is either around, or at the top of everyone’s list. It’s fun to think that if MMA was as popular back when he was competing as it is today, you might have seen Tyson put on four ounce gloves and step into the Octagon,” said Creative Director Brian Hayes. “This is one of those great ‘what ifs’ that we get to create when making a game like EA Sports UFC 2.”

“As a huge fan, I’m honored to be part of EA SPORTS and explore the world of mixed martial arts,” said Mike Tyson. “I follow UFC very closely and it’s going to be very cool to see how I would stack up against these amazing MMA athletes.”

Tyson will have the strongest punching power of any fighter in the game and you can see if his style is impetuous when EA Sports UFC 2 launches for the PS4 and Xbox One on March 15.

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