'EA Sports UFC' a respectable first round for EA By: Derrik J. Lang, Lowell Sun
"LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the closure of "UFC Undisputed" publisher THQ, it's been a few years since gamers have been able to set foot in the virtual octagon of the most famous mixed martial arts brand. The ability to grapple with a video game controller is back, this time from an entirely new game publisher for the latest generation of consoles.
"'EA Sports UFC' (EA Sports, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, $59.99) marks the first UFC game from Electronic Arts, which has long dominated the sports genre with series like 'Madden NFL,' 'FIFA' and 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour,' though it's not their first jab at a MMA game. They released the awkward 'EA Sports MMA' in 2010.
"This time, EA has both the cachet of the UFC and the power of next-generation consoles on its side."