Rousey and Tate in UFC video game
This week EA Sports announced that its new UFC title will include women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey and No. 1 title contender, Miesha Tate.
The new "WMMA" developments are sure to bring up questions for fight fans and gamers alike. Thankfully, EA released an FAQ today that should answer the most likely questions (see below).
Which female UFC fighters will be in the game?
- Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are the only confirmed fighters. We will be revealing additional fighters from the Women’s Bantamweight division soon
Will female fighters be able to fight against male fighters?
- In order to be authentic to the sport, female fighters will not be able to fight male fighters in EA SPORTS UFC.
What game modes will female fighters be available in?
- Female fighters will be available in Play Now
Can we expect more female athletes in EA SPORTS games moving forward?
- Female fighters are added on a franchise-by-franchise basis. EA SPORTS UFC joins EA SPORTS NHL and Tiger Woods PGA Tour in featuring women athletes as playable characters in the game
Is the process for building female fighters in-game different from how you build their main counterparts?
- Female fighters are built using the same high-resolution 3D scan technology to deliver next-generation fighter likeness
The game will be built using EA's new Ignite Engine that will power a new library of next-gen titles such as FIFA 14, Madden 25 and NBA Live 14. In case you missed it, here's a look at the most recent gameplay exhibition from the Gamescom 2013 Press Conference.
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