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[UPDATE] Martial arts game MMA announced by EA

Monday, 1st June 2009 22:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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EA Sports announced a martial arts game that will be released in 2010.

MMA will be compatible with MotionPlus.

No footage was shown. Just the announcement. Bummer.

[UPDATE] Press release is posted after the jump. Doesn’t reveal much more than you already know.

EA Enters the Mixed Martial Arts Cage with EA SPORTS MMA

All-New Mixed Martial Arts Title Joins Award-Winning EA SPORTS Lineup

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) announced today that an all-new fighting title is in development at EA Tiburon in Orlando, under the EA SPORTS™ brand. EA SPORTS MMA will be available in 2010 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

EA SPORTS MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date – complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world.

“With Fight Night Round 4 set to deliver a knockout with industry-leading visuals and genre-defining gameplay later this month, I couldn’t be more excited to announce the expansion of our combat sports strategy with EA SPORTS MMA coming in 2010,” said EA SPORTS President Peter Moore. “Fans have been begging EA SPORTS to get into the cage, and EA SPORTS MMA will put them in control of the sport’s unique combat experience while finally, in an immersive interactive experience, capturing the raw intensity that has made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing sports in the world. We’re ready for the fight.”

The EA Tiburon studio carries a successful legacy, and is a leader in innovation, within sports video games. In August of 2008, EA Tiburon was named by GamePro Magazine as one of the top eight most powerful studios in the entire gaming industry. It is home to highly touted franchises, such as Madden NFL, NCAA® Football and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®.

For more information about EA SPORTS MMA, log onto www.easportsmma.com.

EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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  1. Kloudrunner

    mmm have to question how well a game like this will do without the backing of the UFC. I know MMA isnt the be all and end all with UFC but you cant argue that UFC has the most exposure and is pretty much the home of MMA.

    Saying that if they can make a better season mode and it has better music than UFC 09 PLUS if it makes the game as explosive and lightning fast in the areas that MMA fights are and improves the ground game from UFC 09 it could do well.

    I liked the UFC game but season mode and the ground game needed ALOT of work imo. Fun MP and classic fights tho.

    Will keep an eye on it. Will it support Natal lol. Now THAT would be sweet.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. El_MUERkO

    it’ll have to be something special to compete with UFC, especially after the mess that is their new boxing game

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mightyhokie

    I guess they could work out a deal with Strikeforce and Affliction. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to be able to be Fedor or Gina Corono.

    I’m a huge MMA fan and practitioner but haven’t gotten to play the UFC game yet. I played the demo but when you are Chuck Liddell or Wandali Silva you pretty much leave out the ground game. I’ve heard that once you play it for a while, especially if you know what the moves are, that the ground game is fine but it has a STEEP learning curve.

    I’m really glad that MMA is getting so much attention. Sure, the UFC is king, but Strikeforce and Affliction put on good shows and have some pretty good backing. Hopefully they will stick around.

    Speaking of, have you Brits been watching the Ultimate Fighter US vs UK? Pretty good stuff.

    #3 5 years ago