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Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 once again reign supreme over the monthly sales chart as The NPD Group has confirmed the two titles were #1 and #2, respectively, in their June 2014 top-selling games report. The two games were part of a trend that included other May releases such as Minecraft (#3) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (#7).
The only June releases to crack the top ten were EA Sports UFC (#4) and Tomodachi Life (#9),
With Microsoft’s Kinect-less Xbox One hit store shelves in June, so the battle between the next-generation heated up just as the thermometer did. According to Joystiq, the PS4 once again topped the Xbox One, though all console sales more than doubled (a 106% increase, to be exact) the month of May. Ultimate, the entire industry saw a 24% increase in sales over the last month… and that includes a big jump in Wii U hardware sales too.
You can view the complete top ten chart for the month of June after the break. (more…)
Two new additions were made to the Xbox Live Game Store today and they are EA Sports UFC on the Xbox One…
EA Sports UFC ($59.99)
Feel The Fight. The creators of the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise bring you into the next-generation of fighting. Step into the Octagon with EA Sports UFC and make your opponent feel every strike, takedown and submission.
And the DrinkBox Studios-developed puzzle platformer Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! on the Xbox 360…
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! ($7.99)
A puzzle-platformer of cataclysmic proportions, starring an ornery blob with an insatiable appetite. Begin the game a tiny captive carnivore, finish a city-devouring giant. Gain freakish new abilities including magnetism, telekinesis, and rocket power. Platforming has never been this viscous, nor this various. 24 expansive single player campaign levels, PLUS top-down bonus stages. Consume everything, regret nothing!
Sony has performed their weekly update of the PlayStation Store and they plan to fill all your mixed martial artist needs this week with the PS4 release of EA Sports UFC. You have weekly MMA needs, right?
Other games available this week include…
- Downloadable versions of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (both PS3).
- Battle Princess of Arcadias, an action RPG from NIS America (PS3).
- Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!!, a PS3 puzzle platformer that was originally released for the Vita.
- MotoGP 13, the latest game in the motorcycle racing series.
- Magical Beat, a “Sensational Experience Combining Drop-Down Puzzle with Beats!” Um, sure…
With video game fans the world over still nursing E3 hangovers, it makes a lot of sense that the game publishers have decided to hold off on retail releases for another week.
But nothing can stop Electronic Arts and their EA Sports label is finally ready to release the first EA-branded UFC game, EA Sports UFC. It’ll be available for the PS4 and Xbox One and players who pre-order will receive early access to Bruce Lee.
Also available this week is the latest attempt by El Presidente to conquer his tropical island in the PC edition of Tropico 5.
Now I want to see someone create Fidel Castro in EA Sports UFC’s Create-A-Fighter mode and pit him against Bruce Lee.
Electronic Arts has announced that EA Sports UFC will enter the retail octagon on June 17 and it’s bringing “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts,” Bruce Lee, with it.
Gamers who pre-order the game on the PS4 or Xbox One will receive a code to unlock “The Dragon” from the get-go. And in a great move by EA, If you aren’t interested in pre-ordering EA Sports UFC, you can still unlock the legendary actor and martial artist as a playable fighter by completing the game’s Career Mode on Pro difficulty.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to video games!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA Sports UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they’ve done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”
“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA Sports UFC,” said Brian Hayes, the Creative Director at EA. “The team is very excited and tremendously honored to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”
I wonder if Bruce Lee’s famous tracksuit will be an unlockable outfit…
The 2013 E3 Expo has closed down, but there’s still plenty of news to post, such as this trailer for EA Sports UFC, and confirmation that it’ll be released in Spring 2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the work that the team at EA Sports has done on the upcoming UFC game,” said Dana White, UFC’s President. “It’s been a great partnership and even though it is still early in development, the game looks amazing. It will be groundbreaking! Fans of all combat sports will love it and have a lot to look forward to in the Spring of 2014.”
EA Sports UFC is being built with EA’s new sports engine, EA Sports Ignite. You can find a list of the game’s new gameplay features after the break. (more…)
EA Sports’ Andrew Wilson has announced that Microsoft and EA Sports have entered into a “broad partnership” to bring their sports simulations to the Xbox One. The first phase of this partnership includes the release of Madden NFL 25, FIFA Soccer 14, NBA Live 14, and EA Sports UFC on the Xbox One. All four will launch in the next 12 months.
To build their next-generation titles, Wilson revealed “EA Sports Ignite,” a brand new game engine that will be used for these four titles. Wilson wants gamers to know that the Ignite engine allows EA to bring “True Player Motion, Human Intelligence,” and “Living Worlds” to EA Sports games.
The Xbox One version of FIFA 14 will receive exclusive FIFA Ultimate Team content and a “daily stream of new content” for the other games will be available through Xbox Live.
EA Sports has announced that their upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship game, EA Sports UFC, will be developed by the Fight Night team within EA Canada. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but apparently the developers learned about their new project at E3 2012, the same time as the rest of the world.
“When we found out that EA and the UFC would be working together, the team was excited. Most of the team didn’t even know about it until the announcement at E3. We were all watching it together and when Andrew Wilson and Dana White took the stage, everybody starting cheering. It was great,” said Creative Director Brian Hayes.
This quote also confirms that development on EA Sports UFC just started, so it’ll probably be a long time before we step into a virtual octagon again.