With less than a month to go before its June 17th launch date, EA Sports has released some new gameplay footage for it's first UFC video game. Unlike previous video releases, this one shows how the game will look when you play it. It's a one-round demo of Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo fulfilling their "superfight" for the lightweight championship. Commentary comes from the usual team of Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan and features next-gen graphics down to the small details like Aldo's facial scar.
Fox Sports' Marc Raimondi wrote up his own review of the game, which you can view here. Here are some of the key points addressed as far as what you can expect from EA Sports UFC as a whole:
- Career Mode is only for create-a-fighter and Bruce Lee.Unlike the THQ version you cannot take a real-life fighter and work your way up to the top.
- Due to the heavy emphasis on detail and lifelike creations, EA Sports opted to cap the roster limit at 99. Undisputed 3 had a roster of 150, and that was before the creation of the women's bantamweight and flyweight division. An expansion pack is expected to be added, as currently the game does not include Tyron Woodley, Matt Brown, Dong Hyun Kim, or Hector Lombard.
- No PRIDE mode or replaying of classic UFC fights.
- Online mode is based on a belt system, where white belts play white belts and improve their belt color by beating opponents who are in the same ranking group as they are.
This is merely one video and it shouldn't be representative of how every fight will look. I'd personally like to see more of the grappling aspect of the game before it goes to market, but for now this is the most comprehensive gameplay vid to date and I would think there's more to come before June 17th.