EA today announced that the upcoming UFC video game is to release in June.
The mixed martial arts fighting game will be hitting stores officially on June 20th and fans who pre-order the game will gain instant day-one access to “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts” Bruce Lee.
For those who don’t pre-order the game, Lee will still be available to players once they have completed the game’s career mode.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to video games,” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation.
“I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA Sports UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they’ve done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”
Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship also said in a press release: “There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts. He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”
“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA Sports UFC,” said Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA.
“The team is very excited and tremendously honoured to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”
UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.