Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts,” the legendary Bruce Lee, will make his historic first appearance in the Octagon in EA SPORTS UFC.
Scheduled for release on June 17, 2014, UFC fans can pre-order the game to get instant day-one access to Bruce Lee, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players will be able to fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” 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.”
“There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts,” said Dana White, UFC President. “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 honored 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 will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.