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EA Sports UFC will launch on June 17; Bruce Lee pre-order offer announced

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…

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EA Sports UFC taps PS4, Xbox One in Spring 2014

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…)

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EA Sports bringing Madden 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14, EA Sports UFC to Xbox One

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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.

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EA Sports UFC to be developed by Fight Night team

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.

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EA @ E3 12: EA Sports secures UFC license in “multi-year, multi-product” deal

It looks like THQ’s money troubles have killed the UFC Undisputed franchise. Joined by Dana White, an EA Sports executive just announced a “multi-year, multi-product” deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship during the company’s E3 2012 Press Conference.

No release date was given, and no platforms were announced, but EA Sports UFC (a working title) will surely be available sometime in 2013.

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