UFC will feature playable female fighters for the first time ever in a UFC videogame, EA Sports announced today.
The headliners will be UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, both of which are the female coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Starting next spring, players can use Rousey’s signature armbar move, or Tate’s “grappling” and other fighting styles from the roster of female fighters.
“This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Richards, GM of EA Sports UFC. “In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”
EA Sports UFC is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2014.