Tag Archives: MMA
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 09:26 BST
“A world where we’re not involved in fighting is a world I’d rather not think about. That said, what goes on in the sport, and what’s gone on between the UFC and Strikeforce, certainly has an impact on what we can do in the space. I am, other than [EA Sports MMA executive producer] Dale Jackson, probably the biggest MMA fan here. So it’s not a ‘no,’ but it’s also not a ‘yes’. “We’d love for there to be one because I’m a diehard fan of the sport. We have to figure out how to make that happen.” – EA Sports’ chief of development Andrew Wilson told Kotaku on the chances of an MMA sequel.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 21:47 BST
The Major has posted on his blog reminders of a couple goodies now available on Xbox Live: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution DLC for Borderlands, and a demo for EA Sports’ MMA.
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 | 21:37 BST
Looks like Denmark will be missing out on the release of EA’s MMA due to the game featuring marketing for energy drinks.
Tue, Jun 08, 2010 | 14:49 BST
EA Sports has said via the magic of Twitter that there’s to be “big announcements” for MMA during E3.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 | 07:07 BST
Shiny, sweaty men being very rough with each other. Let’s get it on.
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | 19:28 BST
EA has released eight new screens for its MMA fight game.
The shots, per usual, show men brawling, beating, and sweating.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 | 21:00 GMT
EA has tweeted that three more fighters have been added to the game roster for it’s MMA game.
Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | 18:24 GMT
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 | 07:15 GMT
EA Sports’ latest MMA trailer won’t surprise you. It may well impress you, however.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 | 10:26 GMT
EA’s released a video of fighting chap Cung Le doing motion capture for the upcoming MMA, ending with the muscle man saying “it’s in the game” with his best aggression face. It’s amazing. Watch it after the break.
That’s it. EA Sports’ answer to UFC hits PS3 and 360 next year.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 21:29 GMT
EA announced today that Strikeforce, a mixed martial arts fight promotion, will be featured as a premier league in the MMA game.
In addition, Brett Rogers and Jake Shields have joined the roster of fighters with already announced Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.
The game will also feature the commentary of Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, as well as ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and all will be incorporated into the game with referee “Big John” McCarthy presiding over the in-ring action.
“We are very excited to be working with Strikeforce, and feature them as a premier league in our game,” said executive producer Dale Jackson. “They have a wealth of mixed martial arts expertise, put on great shows and have a great stable of top-notch fighters.
“Together we look forward to growing the sport and delivering an immersive interactive gaming experience.”
Game’s out on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 21:40 BST
EA has announced that Randy Couture has signed on to appear in EA Sports’ MMA alongside Fedor Emelianenko, Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron an others.
“I have been a part of MMA for over 10 years and I am excited about the global visibility that a game like EA SPORTS MMA will bring to the sport,” said Randy Couture. “Like my fighting career, I look forward to taking on all comers in EA SPORTS MMA.”
Randy Couture, a 6’1”, 220 pound heavyweight, who currently holds a 16-9 record and is a five-time MMA champion
Big guy, there.
No date yet for the PS3 and Xbox 360 sports fighter.
Full press release through the jump.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 07:40 BST
EA’s announced the first three fighters for its upcoming UFC-facing MMA title, namely Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral.
Emelianenko is the cover star. Apparently he’s a mixed martial arts “big cheese”. He may as well be called “Bingo the Great” for all that means to us, but he looks very violent, so we’re not going to take the piss out of him.
PR here. The game’s out next year for 360 and PS3.
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | 14:44 BST
Peter Moore has responded, sort-of, to Dana White’s angry ramblings regarding EA’s mixed martial arts game MMA and EA turning down a game based on the UFC in the past.
“I know there has been some recent discussion about EA SPORTS bringing a challenger to this sport. I love mixed martial arts, and we’ve been working on a game concept since I came to (sic) two years ago,” he wrote on his blog. “I have great respect for the organizations and individuals that have invested in the sport’s growth over the past decade – so this is one that is near and dear to me and I’m excited to see such good progress to date.
“I trace my MMA video game roots back to my support of Crave’s UFC title on the Dreamcast in 2000, and have been a fan ever since. Our title will bring both innovation and further authenticity to mixed martial arts, not to mention a strong global publishing network that will help spread the sport’s popularity around the world.”
Nice way to put it without being a jerk about it.
Dana White stated yesterday that the UFC is now “at war” with EA’s MMA and will blacklist any fighters should they sign with EA.
This isn’t the first time UFC fighters have been “threatened” with a spanking should they not do as they are told.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 18:05 BST
Back in the days before everyone and his curiously muscular little sister were getting involved in mixed martial arts, UFC president Dana White approached Electronic Arts about a potential videogame deal between the two companies. Apparently, that particular talk didn’t go so well.
“EA Sports told us, ‘You’re not a real sport. We wouldn’t touch this thing. We want nothing to do with this,’” White said to MMA Junkie.
“We put our asses on the line, THQ and the UFC, to make a video-game deal in the worst economy in the world,” White continued. “We go out there and do this thing, and it’s successful, and now [expletive] EA Sports wants to do a video game. Really? That’s not what you told us a year-and-a-half ago.
White now considers the UFC “at war” with EA’s MMA offering, and will blacklist fighters from competing in the UFC if they sign on to throw virtual fisticuffs and Jiu Jitsicuffs with EA.
More red-hot rantings through the link. Hide the children, though, because White’s not afraid to contort his mouth into a position that looks a lot like “vacuum.”
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 07:19 BST
EA Sports boss Peter Moore told Kotaku at E3 last week that its two major fighter franchises are now to alternate annual releases.
“It gives us a rhythm of a fighting game every year,” Moore said.
“That’s the plan. If you think of 2010, we’re bringing MMA. In 2011, Fight Night Round 5.”
MMA was announced at E3, the first title in the new IP coming next year.
More through there.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 00:19 BST
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.