The lights are on
EA has released a couple of new details for its upcoming game EA Sports UFC, including a June release date and word that players will be able to enter the ring as martial-arts legend Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee can be accessed in a couple of different ways. He becomes unlocked after you beat the game on the pro difficulty setting or higher, at which point you can enter him in matches in the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight divisions. If you're impatient, you can also preorder the game from participating retailers and have immediate access to Lee when the game arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 17.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” says Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “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.”
You can see a glimpse of Lee at the end of this new trailer:
For a deeper look at the game's fighting mechanics, take a look at this trailer.
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I'm glad this finally has a release date. I will be picking this up day one.
I was gonna say where's chuck Norris but I forgot Bruce lee killed him in one of his movies.
Bruce Lee is a playable character!!! I will get this!!
There goes $60 for me. Oh childhood heros are costing me.
lol pretty bad when you gotta add Bruce Lee to get people to buy your game
Cool idea, and the game looks good, I hope they get the fighting gameplay down
The look Bruce Lee gave at the end sold me.....Game over everyone. Bruce Lee is coming to Xbox Live!
Seems like EA is reaching with Bruce Lee. I liked the UFC series when it was under THQ, and it looks like EA might actually be able to pull this one off.
Wasn't planning on pre ordering but was wanting this. After reading this I just finished my order. Cant wait to play as little phoenix.