The third installment of the UFC’s “Undisputed” video game series
will likely be released in January, the promotion announced
As in past iterations, players will take control of a bevy of
UFC fighters in order to do combat in a virtual Octagon.
However, “Undisputed 3” also brings several new features to the
For the first time in the series, players will be able to control
both bantamweight and featherweight competitors under the UFC
banner, making more than 150 fighters -- like bantamweight champion
Cruz (Pictured; file photo) and featherweight titleholder
Aldo -- available for play.
The game will also feature a “Pride mode,” wherein players may
adopt the rule set of defunct Japanese promotion
Pride Fighting Championships. This means players may execute
knees, soccer kicks and stomps to the head of a downed opponent if
they so choose. Additionally, calling the action in “Pride mode”
will be the seminal Pride commentary team of “The Fight Professor”
Stephen Quadros and former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten.
“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 in a release. “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.”
The game, which will be developed by Yuke’s and distributed by THQ,
is also expected to feature enhanced animations, fighter walk-outs
and new camera angles.