Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) Videogame Allows Consumers to Enter the Virtual Octagon(TM) with Game Sample Prior to Worldwide Debut in May.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 23, 2009– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and Zuffa, LLC today announced the UFC® 2009 UndisputedTM playable demo is now available for free download via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. In celebration of UFC® 97, held last weekend in Montreal, Quebec, the playable demo will allow consumers to sample an exhibition bout with former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The demo will also include a portion of the game’s Tutorial Mode, which further educates players about UFC 2009 Undisputed’s unique gameplay controls, as well as the sport of mixed martial arts. UFC 2009 Undisputed is scheduled for release on May 19, 2009 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.
“The playable demo for UFC 2009 Undisputed will allow consumers to have their first taste of virtual OctagonTM action prior to our highly anticipated launch on May 19,” said
, executive vice president, publishing, THQ. “We look forward to seeing how fans embrace this powerful mixed martial arts gameplay experience.” “Fans around the world have been clamoring for a great UFC videogame for quite some time,” said
, president, UFC. “We are pleased to offer a free sample of UFC 2009 Undisputed
featuring two great athletes and competitors,
and ‘Shogun’ Rua, prior to launch.” About the UFC 2009 Undisputed Playable Demo
The UFC 2009 Undisputed playable demo for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system will allow players to enter the virtual Octagon for an Exhibition Mode bout between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The three-round demo contest depicts the renowned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas while supporting 1-2 players.
serves as the referee. In addition, players can navigate a portion of the game’s Tutorial Mode for more information about UFC 2009 Undisputed’s
unique gameplay controls, as well as the sport of mixed martial arts. About UFC 2009 Undisputed
UFC 2009 Undisputed is an explosive fighting game that will demonstrate the action, intensity and attitude of a UFC live event. Players will explore a deep roster of more than 80 top fighters in UFC competition across all five weight classes. In addition, they will enter the Octagon surrounded by the sport’s renowned announcer, commentators, referees, trainers, Octagon Girls and more. Photorealistic models are at the forefront, as players will view amazing ripple effects across the faces and bodies of their fighters from the impact of devastating punches and kicks.
A brand new fighting game engine designed specifically for next generation systems will deliver innovative, responsive and easy-to-play controls that give unparalleled command of fighters, as players take down opponents with a variety of mixed martial arts disciplines, including
, Kickboxing and Brazilian
. The game’s Create-a-Fighter system will jumpstart the careers of future champions through character customization, while a robust Career Mode will develop a fighter’s attributes and skill sets while fighting to enter the UFC Hall of Fame
. In addition, UFC 2009 Undisputed
lets players revisit key moments in UFC history and attempt to recreate the matchups through a Classic Fights Mode. Furthermore, players will be able to enhance their gameplay experience through online support, including downloadable content. More information about UFC 2009 Undisputed
can be found at www.ufcundisputed.com
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