I admit to not being a video game player, but I understand just how monstrous and important the video game market actually is. It's still early and the game still doesn't have a release date, but one should not underestimate how significant this game could be on polishing or introducing the UFC image. To that end, there is real data that suggests gamers are older and have more disposable income than some may realize. Any success will depend highly on how the game actually plays and whether it appeals to gamers willing to embrace a new sport in a new game in a new year. So far: all signs point positive. Notable quote:
Enter UFC 2009 Undisputed, which should be the deepest, most realistic UFC title ever. Developed by WWE SmackDown! creators Yuke’s Media Creations and published by THQ, this year’s installment will stand out for a variety of reasons; namely, the use of amazingly fluid and authentic fighter renderings and animations, and an extraordinary level of detail throughout. If you’re a fan of Ultimate Fighting and you’re familiar with the television broadcasts, you’ll immediately feel at home when playing Undisputed, as it appears that Yuke’s spared no expense in recreating the experience of watching – and now, interacting with – the world’s most demanding and dangerous one-on-one sport. Commentators Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg will solidify the realistic feel, so prepare yourself for what could be a top-notch simulator.
Timing, reflexes, and yes, even brains, will ultimately play a role in UFC 2009 Undisputed, which doesn’t have an estimated release just yet. All we know is that it should launch some time this year, and when it does, it could turn out to be one of the best fighting titles of 2009. With so much attention to detail and a concerted effort to inject as much authenticity as possible, this is one game that shouldn’t disappoint the fans.