News: The PS3 and Xbox 360 game has a release date of May 19 as well.
THQ has announced that their first mixed martial arts game, UFC 2009 Undisputed, will be released on May 19. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title will be the first game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship since UFC: Sudden Impact was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004.
THQ also revealed that Forrest Griffin, the winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show and former Light Heavyweight Champion will be gracing the cover of UFC 2009 Undisputed. Except in Canada that is, the cover athlete for Canadian box will be Quebec native and current Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.
If UFC 2009 Undisputed has slipped under your radar all this time, here's what THQ had to say about the game:
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 Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition, 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. Furthermore, players will be able to enhance their UFC 2009 Undisputed gameplay experience through online support, including downloadable content.
We'll have more soon.