On Friday, THQ Inc. and the UFC announced fans will have the opportunity to select the cover athlete for UFC Undisputed 3, the third installment in the video game franchise based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
By visiting www.ufc.com/ufcundisputed3 between 6AM PT on August 26th and 12PM PT on September 30th, fanboys can choose from one of five current UFC champions – Frankie Edgar, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones or Cain Velasquez – to appear on the game’s box.
“Letting fans vote for the UFC Undisputed 3 cover athlete is a unique way for us to connect with our extensive worldwide audience of UFC fans, fighting game enthusiasts and more casual sports followers,” said THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson. “We look forward to seeing if Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre or Cain Velasquez has what it takes to grace the cover of what will be the most invigorating MMA videogame release to date.”
In addition, by casting their votes, select fans will have the chance to enter to win tickets for a future UFC event. No purchase is necessary to enter or win and is limited to one entry per person/per e-mail address over the entire sweepstakes period.
UFC Undisputed 3 is currently in development for the XBox 360 and PlayStation3 consoles. The game is scheduled to hit shelves in January 2012.
“We are excited to let fans choose the cover athlete for UFC Undisputed 3,” UFC president Dana White said. “Frankie, Georges, Anderson, Jon, and Cain are five of the most popular athletes in our sport and each wants to be on the cover. We love making our fans a part of the process and we’ll leave this one up to them.”