UFC® UNDISPUTED™ 3 PLAYABLE DEMO NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD ON XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE FOR XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Consumers Provided with Game Sample Featuring Four Prominent UFC Fighters and the Franchise Debut of PRIDE® Mode Prior to Launch
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation today announced the UFC® Undisputed™ 3 playable demo is now available for free download via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Consumers will explore a fantasy UFC matchup between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. In addition, they will relive a classic PRIDE® Mode rivalry between renowned UFC fighters and former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva. The playable demo will also offer mirror matches, enabling consumers to play against friends or opponent AI as the same fighter, in the ultimate test of skill. UFC Undisputed 3 is currently scheduled for release on February 14, 2012 for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 system.
“The playable demo for UFC Undisputed 3 will give consumers their first taste of the virtual Octagon® with four incredible fighters and unique gameplay experiences across UFC and PRIDE Mode,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “We are eager to see how our fans worldwide embrace this engaging and powerful mixed martial arts gameplay experience.”
“Fans have been waiting a long time for the next release in the UFC Undisputed franchise,” UFC President Dana White said. “We can’t wait for players to try the demo and compete with four of UFC’s best fighters in Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Rampage Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.”
About UFC Undisputed 3
UFC Undisputed 3 will take players inside the virtual Octagon with focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and significantly increased accessibility, including the debut of PRIDE® Mode, two new weight classes and an impressive playable roster of more than 150 UFC fighters. PRIDE Mode will enable players to fight for the first time in the renowned Japanese MMA organization and include official commentators Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros, authentic environments and notorious MMA rules, including the ability to execute soccer-style kicks, head stomps and ground knees to the head. Finishing an opponent will be more important than ever through devastating new moves, responsive striking controls, refined visual presentation and the introduction of a brand new, graphics-based submission system. In addition, players will now enter the Octagon with a choice between traditional and simplified gameplay control options, enabling them, regardless of skill level, to experience the intensity of UFC and nuances of MMA combat while executing simple standing strikes or more complex ground and transition mechanics.
Players will also experience the excitement of a live UFC event through significant visual improvements, including the introduction of much-anticipated fighter entrances, new camera positions, improved facial animations and a gritty, high contrast appearance. They will enter into battle with an unparalleled choice of more than 150 playable UFC fighters, including talent from the newly added featherweight and bantamweight divisions. Rounding out the virtual UFC experience with a revamped online experience, as well as a variety of new and returning gameplay modes, UFC Undisputed 3 lets players have their fights – their way – to deliver the most intense, competitive and engaging experience to date for the franchise.
UFC Undisputed 3 is currently in development for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 system, with a scheduled release date of February 14, 2012. For more information on UFC Undisputed 3, please visit www.ufcundisputed.com, facebook.com/UFCUndisputed and twitter.com/UFC_Undisputed.