It was announced today that the third installment of the video game, UFC Undisputed, will be released on January 2012. Only a few details have been mentioned, but the key changes would be the addition of featherweight and bantamweight divisions, a new submission system, and 'PRIDE mode', which allows you to play under the Japanese promotion's rule-set.
Here's a few changes mentioned in their announcement:
UFC Undisputed 3 will mark the debut of PRIDE Mode, enabling players to fight for the first time in the renowned Japanese MMA organization. The mode will 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 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 significantly 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.
After the jump, more information and screenshots from the upcoming video game that will be available in Xbox360 and Playstation 3.
Game info from the UFC Undisputed website:
UFC Undisputed 3, takes you inside the Octagon, delivering intense UFC action focused on brutal toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation, increased accessibility and raw fight emotion.
UFC Undisputed 3 ups the intensity with the addition of PRIDE Mode, a brand new submission system, new ways to finish the fight and increased accessibility through both traditional and simplified gameplay controls that, along with significantly enhanced visuals, new camera positions and personalized fighter entrances, let you step right inside the Octagon.
UFC Undisputed 3 also lets you take the fight to your friends with a significantly improved online feature set, including new and updated offerings, delivering the most competitive and engaging MMA experience to date.
The no-holds-barred Japanese MMA league brings with it, brutal soccer-style kicks, head stomps and ground knees to the head.
FINISH THE FIGHT
Take your opponents down with punishing new moves, a brand new submission system and increased focus on presentation.
FROM BROADCAST TO CAGE-SIDE
Experience the intensity of UFC with new camera positions, compelling fighter entrances, improved facial animations and a gritty, high contrast appearance.
Get right inside the Octagon with simplified gameplay control options, brutalizing opponents after stepping into the cage for the first time.
More than 150 of the most intense UFC fighters, including the addition of Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions.
EXTENSIVE ONLINE OFFERING
A significantly revamped online experience, including both new and updated features, rounds out the best competitive fighting experience to date for the franchise.