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“UFC Undisputed 3” Officially Announced, Scheduled for January 2012 Release

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
June 2nd, 2011
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THQ UFC Undisputed 3

If you were one of the many fans who were disappointed with ‘UFC Undisputed 2010’, don’t worry because THQ listened to your feedback and is ready to come back with a vengeance. The gaming giant and the UFC just announced ‘UFC Undisputed 3’ will be released this coming January, just in time to earn your Holiday money.

“We are excited to launch UFC Undisputed 3 in January 2012 and expect it to be the best version yet,” UFC president Dana White said. “We’ve added two new weight classes and several new features to the game that will bring UFC fans closer to the Octagon than ever before.”

One of the features that already has fanboys going nuts is the new “Pride Mode” that will make its debut in the game’s third iteration.

Fans will be able to relive some of the best Pride action by using their favorite fighters in Pride-style rules! Soccer kicks and knees on the ground will be activated in “Pride Mode.”

The game will once again be developed on the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles and feature an “extensive online offering.”

Here’s the official press release for UFC Undisputed 3:

UFC® UNDISPUTED™ 3 RETURNS TO VIRTUAL OCTAGON™ ACTION IN JANUARY 2012 WITH INTENSE TOE-TO-TOE COMBAT AND INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY

Critically Acclaimed and Best-Selling Mixed Martial Arts Videogame Franchise Set to Bring Players Closer to the Action with PRIDE® Mode, New Weight Classes and Extensive Roster

THQ Inc. and Zuffa, LLC today announced the first gameplay details surrounding UFC® Undisputed™ 3, the new installment in the critically acclaimed and best-selling mixed martial arts (MMA) videogame franchise based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. Poised to take players inside the virtual Octagon® with extensive focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and significantly increased accessibility, including the introduction of PRIDE® Mode, two new weight classes and an impressive playable roster of more than 150 UFC fighters, UFC Undisputed 3 is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, with a scheduled release timing of January 2012.

“UFC Undisputed 3 is on track to deliver an incredible virtual MMA experience unlike any other,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “This product is intense, engaging and highly competitive while still being extremely accessible, making it a must-have for millions of UFC fans, traditional fighting game enthusiasts and more casual sports fans around the world.”

“We are excited to launch UFC Undisputed 3 in January 2012 and expect it to be the best version yet,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve added two new weight classes and several new features to the game that will bring UFC fans closer to the Octagon than ever before.”

About UFC Undisputed 3

UFC Undisputed 3 will mark the debut of PRIDE Mode, enabling players to fight for the first time in the renowned Japanese MMA organization. The mode will include official commentators Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros, authentic environments and notorious MMA rules, including the ability to execute soccer-style kicks, head stomps and ground knees to the head. Finishing an opponent will be more important than ever through devastating new moves, responsive striking controls, refined visual presentation and the introduction of a brand new submission system. In addition, players will now enter the Octagon with a choice between traditional and simplified gameplay control options, enabling them, regardless of skill level, to experience the intensity of UFC and nuances of MMA combat while executing simple standing strikes or more complex ground and transition mechanics.

Players will also experience the excitement of a live UFC event through significant visual improvements, including the introduction of much-anticipated fighter entrances, new camera positions, improved facial animations and a gritty, high contrast appearance. They will enter into battle with an unparalleled choice of more than 150 playable UFC fighters, including talent from the newly added featherweight and bantamweight divisions. Rounding out the virtual UFC experience with a significantly revamped online experience, as well as a variety of new and returning gameplay modes, UFC Undisputed 3 lets players have their fights – their way – to deliver the most intense, competitive and engaging experience to date for the franchise.

For more information on UFC Undisputed 3, please visit www.ufcundisputed.com, facebook.com/UFCUndisputed and twitter.com/UFC_Undisputed.

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