Surprise! Bellator is coming out with their own video game.
During the last episode of Spike TV's MMA Uncensored, they announced the news of Bellator releasing a video game called "Bellator: MMA Onslaught". It will be published by 345games, a team that handles licenses for Spike TV, and as you might already know, that's the network that's partnered up with the MMA promotion.
The trailer is after the jump, and if it reminds you a more of MMA Supremacy rather than UFC Undisputed, it's probably cause this Bellator game has the same developer, in Kung Fu Factory.
Unlike EA MMA, or UFC Undisputed, where the games were simulations with a goal of recreating the same feel as the real thing, this Bellator video game apparently will have a more "arcade-y" feel to it. Why? Well the 345games GM said it's because "it was imperative that we create a mixed martial arts game accessible to all types of players not just the hard core MMA fan."
The game is set for a "Summer 2012" release and it will be available for download through the Playstation Network and XBOX Live. More details after the jump, including a trailer and screenshots after the jump.
Fighters from the Bellator roster will be available, but according to them, the video game focuses more on a career-mode type of gameplay called "Path to Glory", where you create a fighter, and level him up as you compete on different one-off fights, and Bellator tournaments. From the press release:
In "Bellator: MMA Onslaught" gamers can customize their own fighter’s look and fighting style to battle the way they want, whether it be Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing or other styles. The game also shares tips directly from Bellator fighters through exclusive video content as players continue to level-up and gain experience points, allowing them to learn MMA skills in a fun and engaging way. For bragging rights, players who gain the most wins and XP will top the "Onslaught Leader Boards" online and can have the opportunity to be recognized in upcoming Bellator fights live on-air during broadcast episodes.
Check out the trailer and screen shots: