AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - February 14, 2012 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization today announced that UFC® Undisputed® 3, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed mixed martial arts (MMA) videogame franchise based on the UFC®, is available now at North American retailers for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. With focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, increased player accessibility and impressive visual presentation of more than 150 prolific UFC fighters, along with the much-anticipated debut of PRIDE® Mode, UFC Undisputed 3 is available for the suggested purchase cost of $59.99 USD on either videogame platform.
“UFC Undisputed 3 delivers a best of class experience certain to resonate with MMA fans, sports enthusiasts and fighting gamers around the world,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “The game also demonstrates THQ’s commitment to quality and digital ecosystem development, including a robust downloadable content offering, attractive Season Pass Program and popular Facebook initiative featuring UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem.”
UFC Undisputed 3 has already received high praise globally for its offerings, including the following press accolades:
- “The deepest and most realistic MMA experience.” – IGN.com, 9.0 Rating, Editors’ Choice
- “Welcome to the pinnacle of simulated sports entertainment.” – Official PlayStation Magazine (Australia), 9 out of 10
- “A dream for every MMA fan.” – play3 (Germany), 90% Rating, Gold Award
- “The best MMA game yet.” – GamesMaster (UK), 87% Rating
Consumers are invited to celebrate and share the launch of UFC Undisputed 3 with others atwww.ufcundisputed.com/yourmove. Site visitors will be asked, “What is your move?” in response to images depicting various gameplay scenarios. Visitors are encouraged to respond via Twitter by including the hashtag #YourMoveUFC3. In addition, the site will include an active stream of tweets using the official hashtag, as well as offer daily prizing opportunities for participants.
About UFC Undisputed 3
UFC Undisputed 3 will take players inside the virtual Octagon with focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and significantly increased accessibility, including the debut of PRIDE® Mode, two new weight classes and an impressive playable roster of more than 150 UFC fighters. PRIDE Mode will enable players to fight for the first time in the renowned Japanese MMA organization and include official commentators Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros, authentic environments and notorious MMA rules, including the ability to execute soccer-style kicks, head stomps and ground knees to the head. Finishing an opponent will be more important than ever through devastating new moves, responsive striking controls, refined visual presentation and the introduction of a brand new, graphics-based submission system. In addition, players will now enter the Octagon with a choice between traditional and simplified gameplay control options, enabling them, regardless of skill level, to experience the intensity of UFC and nuances of MMA combat while executing simple standing strikes or more complex ground and transition mechanics.
Players will also experience the excitement of a live UFC event through significant visual improvements, including the introduction of much-anticipated fighter entrances, new camera positions, improved facial animations and a gritty, high contrast appearance. They will enter into battle with an unparalleled choice of more than 150 playable UFC fighters, including talent from the newly added featherweight and bantamweight divisions. Rounding out the virtual UFC experience with a revamped online experience, an extensive downloadable content program and a variety of new and returning gameplay modes, UFC Undisputed 3 lets players have their fights – their way – to deliver the most intense, competitive and engaging experience to date for the franchise.