news\ Nov 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

EA Sports UFC 2 revealed; will feature new modes and Ronda Rousey on its cover

From the walkout to the knockout

EA Sports has just announced that the undefeated UFC champion (12-0) Ronda Rousey will be featured on their next upcoming game — UFC 2.

EA Sports UFC 2 will take the octagon to a whole new level. There will be 5 brand new modes that were not in the first game including the KO Mode, UFC Ultimate Team and a whole new take on Career mode, which now allows you to create female characters.
 
"Like any champion fighter going into their next fight, we listened to our corner - in our case, the fans - and took a detailed look at everything we can do to take the fight game to a whole new level," said Creative Director Brian Hayes. "We're doing that by introducing innovative gameplay features, delivering a game mode for every fighter regardless of their style of play, and adding helpful tools so fans can master MMA, all while producing the jaw-dropping visuals that fans expect.”

Ronda Rousey is a pretty big name in the fighting industry, and as a gamer herself she couldn’t be happier to be involved:

"EA Sports is a cultural barometer to know what's going on in sports at the moment," said Rousey. "As a gamer myself, it's pretty surreal to be on the cover of the game and to have a woman on the cover of a UFC game shows a lot of progress. I'm really happy to be involved with it."
Rousey will be defending her title tomorrow against Holm at Etihad Stadium, to mark the first UFC event in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to this being the first UFC PPV event in Australia, this match will also make UFC history as it is the first time two women's world titles will headline a PPV event.
 
EA Sports UFC 2 is set to release in Spring 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
 
To check the full list of new features and modes, check down below:

Dynamic Grappling

  • For the first time in any MMA game, experience the freedom of independent fighter control in every grappling situation. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety

Next-Level Submissions

  • Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from the clinch, or with a quick transition from a knee bar to a heel hook. The addition of standing submissions and submission chaining takes UFC 2’s grappling game to the next level.

Ultimate Defense

  • You can’t hurt what you can’t hit. Greater control over your fighter’s head movement lets you slip and dodge incoming strikes with amazing fluidity. Add an improved blocking and parrying system to the mix and you have new tools to fend off your opponent’s most devastating attacks

Biggest Ever Roster

  • UFC 2 offers the deepest ever roster of any fighting simulation. Featuring a mix of MMA’s biggest stars and brightest up-and-comers, step into the Octagon as current and former UFC athletes, MMA legends, and maybe even a few surprises. 

Ultimate Fighter Likeness & Animations

  • A new facial modeling rig, the introduction of hair physics, and improved strike deformation work to make every impact more realistic than ever. Thousands of fighting and signature animations bring personality and a new level of athleticism to MMA’s stars. 

Career Mode Depth & Authenticity

  • Whether your goal is to be the top fighter on the planet, or the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, you control your career. The all-new Training Camp system makes preparing for each fight a balancing act between developing your fighter’s abilities and risking an injury. Throughout your journey encounter career-defining moments that will deliver a heightened atmosphere and put more at stake inside the Octagon.

UFC Ultimate Team 

  • Create your team of up to five fighters using UFC 2’s deep customization options. Compete in online or offline competitions to progress your fighters and earn coins that open packs which deliver special items used to sculpt your team into the most explosive in the UFC.

KO Mode

  • With no grappling to worry about, unleash the punches, kicks, knees and elbows in this fast, fun, and furious mode; perfect for any fan looking to let the fists fly against their friends. The rules are simple…the fight doesn’t stop until someone gets starched!

Custom Event Creator

  • Step into the shoes of a matchmaker and build the fight card of your dreams by choosing from hundreds of mixed martial artists. Select iconic venues, authentic referees, and custom fight settings, then play the event from start to finish and make sure the results live up to the hype. 

Online Championships

  • Step into the online Octagon for an all-new Title Chase. Compete with your favorite fighters against other warriors from around the world. Go on a win streak to earn a title shot in your division and defend the belt as long as you can. With an updated division progression system, as well as an all-new Title Chase and featured fighter system, you’ll have more reason than ever to build your online legacy. 

Live Events

  • Predict. Play. Win. Pick which fighters will win real matchups in upcoming UFC events and then bring those predictions to life inside the UFC 2 Octagon. Win in-game rewards and propel yourself up the leaderboards of the most immersive fantasy prediction game you’ve ever played.

Create A Fighter

  • Taking character customization to the next-level, UFC 2’s Fighter Creation tool goes deeper than ever with robust facial sculpting, tattoo customizations and for the first time, the ability to create female fighters. Players can also sculpt their own GameFace uploads to perfection…before they get touched up in the Octagon.

Grapple Assist

  • Mastering the art of grappling can be an intimidating pursuit, but thanks to the all-new grappling assistance display, it’s easier than ever. Visual aids help players with ground game transitions, submissions, takedowns and much more, all in real-time, so that anyone can finish the fight like a pro. 

Practice Mode

  • Jump into Practice Mode and experience a no-consequences environment designed to let you master the basics of striking, grappling and clinch-work at your own pace before putting your skills to the test in real competition. 

Skill Challenges

  • UFC 2 offers twelve new mini-games to help players learn and perfect stand-up, clinch, and ground disciplines.
 
 
 
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